How to choose the right Ukulele?
In these days immediately before Christmas you may want to give, or treat yourself to, one of the most loved and popular instruments of recent years: the Ukulele.
Perhaps not everyone knows that there is ukulele and ukulele. Just like for acoustic guitars, there are different models that can vary in size, type of wood used and, ultimately, in sound.
Through the Series 22 of Cordoba, which ranges in almost all formats of this acoustic instrument, we give you some quick advice to choose the right model for you, or for the lucky one who will receive it.
Ukulele Cordoba’s Series 22 has five-dimensional models: (in ascending order) soprano, concert, tenor, tenor with cut-away and baritone. All these ukuleles have in common the construction of the solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides and a rosette with wood inlay and glossy finish.
Let’s see what changes:
Ukulele 22S – Soprano: It is the smallest size, and also easier to carry. It can be a bit difficult to play for those with big hands. The sound is all shifted to the mids and highs, with a short sustain and a tendency towards a percussive chord sound.
Ukulele 22C – Concerto: A little bigger than the Soprano, it acquires a little more sustain and body in the mid frequencies, so the sound becomes fuller and more nasal.
Ukulele 22T – Tenor: It is the best size for those who want a fuller frequency range. It also has bass and a size that guarantees an almost acoustic guitar-like sustain. The predominant tone remains the mediosa one.
Ukulele 22 CE – Tenor with cut-away: The cutaway is well suited to those who want to use the whole neck for high chords but also solo parts. You pay for something with the cut-away, a little bass and medium-bass go away but the instrument becomes brighter, the attack of the strings more pronounced and you might like it for that very reason.
Ukulele 22B – Baritone: It is the big brother of all ukuleles. The super-size size gives it full low frequencies and the ability to use lowered tunings not possible with other smaller ones. It is usually used in conjunction with other ukuleles or similar instruments to have a solid and full-bodied accompaniment. Alternatively you can try other instrument.
Finally, here is a very useful video to compare what we have just told you and choose what you prefer.