Buy a cheap uke so you can take it with you everywhere and not worry about it

The more you play, the better you get — that’s just math. There are a lot of wonderful (and wonderfully expensive) ukes out there. But buying a cheapie means you can drag your uke around with you and play whenever inspiration strikes.

A couple of great choices, that give a lot of good sound for the money:

See also: my article on best ukuleles under $200 (not cheap, but might give you a few ideas)


There’s an argument for having a super-deluxe uke, too — one that you love and can’t wait to get your hands on. If you’re rich and motivated — power to ya!

See Also: The Most Expensive Ukulele in the World