What’s the best tenor ukulele??
It’s one of those questions that’s often asked, but very rarely answered. Much like: “what is the best action film?” or “who is the best pop-star?”, opinions tend to clash when you pose such a question. All something that can turn the process of tracking down the right uke into nothing more than a wild goose chase (quack quack).
They’ll be some who’ll preach that cheap tenor ukes rule the roost, simply because they’re all you need to get started with solos around the campfire. And yet for others (mostly professional stringed instrument players) sound will be more of a focal point; each uke comes with its own distinct character & depth of tone, which for 99% of music lovers serves as the main selling point.
Team that with the various styles of tenor uke + the assortment of woods used in their construction, & buying a uke without guidance is a bit like trying to buy ‘pick n mix’ while blindfolded. You’re totally reliant on luck. All of which beggars the question: how do you track down the best tenor ukulele?? Is there even such thing? Read on & we’ll reveal all.
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The best tenor ukuleles @ a glance…
12 of the best tenor ukuleles for sale today…
Buying a ukulele is no laughing matter (wipe the smirk off your face!)
Because as much as ukes are a lively instrument (especially the tenor), that’s not to say that buying them is a walk in the park. in reality, it’s anything but. Aside from wood & string type, there’s also shape, value, tone & even the brand to take into account. All of which drastically impact (A) your playing experience & (B) your overall satisfaction.
Not that you need to worry though – we’ve done 90% of the legwork for you. All you have to do is read on & jump headfirst into our detailed rundown of the best tenor ukuleles for sale today…
1: Aklot solid bamboo cutaway tenor ukulele kit
2: Cordoba 28T Hawaiian Koa tenor ukulele
3: Kala KA-BMB-T Bamboo Collection tenor uke
4: Ortega Guitars Prism Series tenor ukulele
5: Caramel CT904 ebony tenor uke (with electric screen)
6: Enya carbon fibre cutaway tenor ukulele
7: Kala KA-TEM mahogany tenor ukulele
8: Cordoba 15TM tenor uke
9: Kala KA-PWT Pacific Walnut Tenor acoustic uke
10: Kala LTP-MH mahogany & white tenor ukulele
The best electric tenor uke is…
If you intend to play your uke amplified on-stage, then the best ukulele for you is likely going to be electric. Opt for such a uke, & you’ll basically bag yourself the equivalent of an electric guitar – a uke with pickups & an EQ.
Exciting stuff! However, just as with acoustics, there’s not just 1 electric ukulele to choose from. There’s many. So to give you a helping hand, here’s what we believe to be the best electric tenor ukulele you can buy today…
11: Kala KA-20 electric tenor uke
Fender tenor uke? Here’s which we’d buy…
Out of all tenor ukulele brands, Fender (along with Kala & Ortega Guitars) are some of the most highly regarded ukes you can buy. But with that being said, there’s more than 1 Fender uke. In fact, if you want to get really precise, there’s the Fender: Dhani Harrison, Rincon, Avalon.
However, while we do like those ukes, the Montecito is the tenor ukulele by Fender that does it for us. Read on to discover why…
12: Fender Montecito Tenor Ukulele (with a walnut fingerboard)
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Or, if you’re here purely to learn more about tenor ukuleles, keep reading & we’ll answer even more of your burning questions…