The “best soprano ukulele” – it’s a term that’s short, yet says SO much!
Dub an instrument as the best soprano ukulele & (just like claiming anything’s “the best”) what you’re essentially saying is that “out of each & every ukulele I’ve come across, this is the utmost best“. A perfectly valid claim IF you (A) know what you’re looking for, & (B) have had hands-on experience with at least 10 separate soprano ukes. Something that 90% of buyers who say this… haven’t.
Ironic considering that soprano ukes come in at least 10 different types of wood – let alone different shapes, sizes & model variations – that each in their own way impact a uke’s sound, price & playability. Yep – there’s really that many variables!! So to make such a claim without doing the proper research, makes it pretty much meaningless. To the point that we’d skirt around using the term altogether.
Unless of course you have had such experience. Just one of the reasons why we feel we’ve earned the right to use it. Because aside from having hands-on experience with well over 10 soprano ukes, we’ve also taken the time to review other sizes of uke too, all the way from the bulky baritone to the tenor & concert. Point being that, if you’re after a fair comparison, we think we can help. Keep reading & we’ll reveal how we’d choose the best soprano ukulele + reveal if soprano ukes are actually any good.
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The best soprano ukuleles @ a glance…
12 of the best soprano ukuleles for sale
Out of all the soprano ukes out there, we’ve managed to whittle them down to just 12!
No easy feat, especially considering that each uke is SO different in its own right, be that in terms of materials, design or playability. Tone is a major difference when it comes to soprano ukuleles, & one that we’d urge you to consider before buying. Wood type in particular, heavily influences the characteristics of a uke’s sound – some sound more ‘ukeish’ than others – despite all being classed as the same size.
So to help you understand ukes to the point that you can comfortably say: “this is the best soprano ukulele“, here’s a full rundown of what we consider to be the best soprano ukes on sale today…
1: Kala KA-15 satin mahogany soprano ukulele
2: Kala KA-MG-SLNG spalted mango soprano uke
3: Hola! Music HM-121BU+ mahogany soprano uke
4: Enya Nova U Mini carbon fibre soprano ukulele
5: Mahalo Ukuleles MR1WT Rainbow Series soprano uke
6: Luna Vintage mahogany soprano ukulele
7: Kala KA-SWB Waterman soprano ukulele
8: Fender Venice soprano ukulele (Shell pink)
9: Kala KA-20 burled meranti soprano ukulele
10: Kala KA-15S mahogany soprano ukulele
11: Kala Makala MK-S mahogany soprano ukulele
Best soprano ukulele for intermediate players…
In the case you’re not a beginner, yet don’t quite know the soprano enough to call yourself a professional – or you’re just a beginner who’s wanting to start with something relatively high-end – then you still don’t want to be spending hundreds £$€ on your instrument.
Point being that you can get some pretty rad soprano ukes that are built by professional brands to a professional standard, yet at the same time don’t completely empty your wallet. Kit out a uke like this with replacement strings, & chances are you can imitate the sound of the pros… only for a lot less.
Hence why if we were an intermediate player, this would be our soprano ukulele of choice…
12: Kala KA-15S-S satin spruce soprano uke bundle
Enjoy this review of the best soprano ukulele & eager for more? Dive into our other Reviews Of Stringed Instruments, as well as pick our brains about All Types Of Instruments. Recently we also did rundowns of the Best Concert Ukuleles + another on the Most Popular Baritone Ukuleles, which may also be worth a read.
Or if you’ve still trying to decide what soprano ukulele is best for you, keep reading & we’ll answer more of your burning questions…