List of Best Concert Ukuleles of 2020:
A “concert” ukulele is one of the most popular ukuleles. The size of a concert ukulele is smaller than tenor and baritone. They are more like soprano ukuleles, but larger in size. Hence, a typical ukulele lies between 15-18 inches.
Here, in this article you will be able to check some of the top concert ukuleles:
Kala 1KOA-C Elite Concert Ukulele:
Kala is the most renowned brand of ukuleles for good reasons. 1KOA-C is the best sounding and durable ukulele of Kala’s stock. The uke is crafted by a traditional Koa top, back and sides. But the neck is made of Honduran Mahogany. Its fluorocarbon strings resonate to form beautiful melodies. The 1KOA-C uke won’t go out of tune for weeks because of its premium quality tuners that come pre-stringed in the uke.
- Excellent quality sound and performance
- Beautiful Koa and Mahogany build
- Custom-made Fluorocarbon Strings for better resonating
- Steep price
- Not as appealing as other ukuleles in looks
Martin C1K Concert Ukulele:
The C1K is built of all top, back and sides of solid Hawaiian Koa. C1K, Martin’s one of the finest ukuleles are finished with high quality satin lacquer. The concert uke also features a dovetail and neck joint.
It happens to have a flawless intonation. A set of open-geared tuning machines which are pleated with nickel plating, easily release tension created while strumming the strings. It comes with pre-strung Martin M600 strings which are durable in nature.
- Outstanding satin finish
- Exquisite select tone-woods
- good quality reverb and sound
- People faced problems with machine heads but the intonation is reported to be good.
Cordoba 15 cm Concert Ukulele:
Another uke with mahogany build is exceptionally beautiful in all aspects. The abalone details on this Cordoba Uke just add up to its beauty and elegance. Its back, top and sides all are made of mahogany which gives it its characteristic rich, full and warm strums.
To keep the retro vibe alive, this uke is made entirely by handcrafting.
The strings in Cordoba Uke are made of Nylon. Though, it begins to hurt the fingers after a while because of the lower frets, but the lower frets make it sound way better than other ukuleles.
- Attractive appeal
- Low frets for a better sound quality
- Rosewood fret-board
- Mahogany build for warm tones
- Makes fingers hurt due to wrongly filed frets
Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele:
This ukulele is probably the best option to go with for a beginner. It is more like a bundle uke which contains everything a beginner could ask for. It comes with a gig bag, a tuner and many more features. It is quite affordable but still looks are not compromised. It is made of Nato on all back, top and sides and the fret-board is made up of rosewood.
The sound quality is very pleasant regardless of its different build. It comes strung with Aquila strings. They are known to be durable and stay in tune for a long time.
- Affordable price
- Apt for beginners
- Aquila strings
- Comes with a gig bag and geared tuner
- Some of the frets are sharp and needs to be filed before usage to avoid hurting your fingers.
Kmise UK-24 Solid Spruce Ukulele:
It is one of the best and rarest semi-electric ukuleles given the price range. It is apt for someone who wants to get familiar with this line of instruments.
It is surprisingly very good sounding and durable for the price it possess. It has a beautiful flowery pattern on the top of it which makes it quite attractive. The strings of the uke are Aquila strings which sound good and are also durable in nature.
- Available in different variants
- Very reasonable price
- Good for beginners
- Good quality material
- Appealing looks
- Mediocre performance. Not as good as other medium and high-end ukuleles,
- Mediocre durability.
Oscar Schmidt OU5 Concert Ukulele:
This ukulele is almost entirely made of Hawaiian Koa which gives it its characteristic warm strums. Its binding and rosette are made up of abalone, which is also a good quality material.
The usage of Aquila strings helps it to be on the good-quality uke list. It sound more mellow than other concert ukes but it still sounds pleasant. It is heavy in weight due to its Hawaiian built but it is also said to be balanced.
The frets of this ukulele are well filed during the manufacturing which makes it easy to use and it does not hurt your fingers. This Oscar Schmidt also comes with a Grove Chrome tuner.
- Good looks
- Fully Hawaiian Koa body
- Aquila strings
- Well-filed frets
- This ukulele is almost entirely made of Hawaiian Koa.
- Comes with a Grover Chrome Tuner
- Does not have a very loud sound