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Best Travel Ukulele – 2017 Edition

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Crunch! Crack!  Poo-ting!  Oh, man!  If you’ve ever heard those noises coming from your precious Uke, we share your pain.  FEAR NOT, HOWEVER!  We’ve got you covered.  Here’s what you need to know before traveling with ANY ukulele.

Top Picks for 2017

Overall Winner?  The Eddy Finn Travel Ukulele.  Just 1.75 inches deep, quality spruce and mahogany build and a 3-year warranty?  How do they do that at this price?  Winner by a clear margin.  Check discount here.

Quality Winner?  The Kala KA-SSTU Soprano Travel Ukulele.  Weighing in at just 13 ounces, this quality ultra-thin uke will fit in your backpack, briefcase or suitcase with ease.  Check discount here.

Budget Winner? Can’t get much better than the Hola! Music HM-21.  Not many ukes under $50 offer what this does.  At the time of writing, there’s a pretty great deal on for these too!  Search for it here.

Plastic?  Heading to the beach or fond of “mudding”? Here’s our best pick.  The Kala Makala Waterman.  9 million people can’t be wrong.  The ultimate go anywhere Uke!  Why not get one that glows in the dark?

The Details

If you spend much of your time traveling, carrying around your ukulele isn’t always easy. Ukuleles can be quite thick and fragile. It’s not uncommon for them to get damaged in your car or while traveling through the airport. That’s why you should get a travel ukulele, which are designed to be durable for your on-the-go lifestyle.

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The main feature of a travel ukulele is typically the thinner body. On a standard ukulele, the body is typically 3.5 to 4 inches thick. With a travel ukulele, you’d be looking at closer 1.5 to 2.5 inches thick. This can make it a lot easier to travel with your ukulele in a carry-on bag or backpack.

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Best Ukulele for Kids – 2017 Edition

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A ukulele for kids?  Fantastic idea, BUT here’s what you need to know before buying.

Summary

Best for 2 – 5 year olds?  The Hape Ukulele.  Hape is a German company, and have been creating Ukulele’s for kids since 1986.  Tough, light, safe and FUN! Check discount here.

Best for 6 – 10 year olds?  Hola! HM-21.  Perfect for this age group.  Comes in cool colors, quality construction and our readers LOVE them.  Check discount here.

Best for 11 – 15 year olds? Can’t get much better than the Kala KA-15S Mahogany Soprano.  We love this brand, and you will too.  Quality and huge value.  Find it here.

What About Plastic?  So, let’s be diplomatic here.  Is your child, um, physically adventurous?  Are they likely to stand on the ukulele or try to make it fly or see if it floats?  We get it!  Here’s our best pick for your little tiger.  The Kala Makala Waterman.  9 million people can’t be wrong.  The ultimate child-proof Uke!  Why not get one that glows in the dark?

2017 Top Picks

Best for 2 – 5-year-olds?

The Hape Ukulele. Check discount here.

 

 

Best for 6 – 10-year-olds?

Hola! HM-21.  Check discount here.

 

Best for 11 – 15-year-olds?

 

Kala KA-15S Mahogany Soprano.  Find one here.

 

How About Plastic?

 

The Kala Makala Waterman.  Get one here.

 

Why not get one that glows in the dark?

 

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The Detail

If you’re looking to introduce your child to a musical instrument, there really isn’t a better choice than the ukulele. A ukulele is much easier for a child to learn to play than a guitar, for three main reasons –

  • Size – ukuleles are naturally smaller than guitars, making them a natural choice for the smaller body of a child. A smaller instrument also means the child will be much less likely to damage it (or something else in your home) as they run around the house with it.
  • Complexity – the ukulele is a relatively simple instrument, especially when compared to all the other options out there. There’s only 4 strings as opposed to 6 on a guitar, and you can strum the instrument with your hand or fingers, as opposed to need a guitar pick to play. This makes it a lot more natural for kids to figure out, as they only need to learn the ukulele and not how to properly hold some other object at the same time.
  • Material – if you’ve ever tried to learn to play the guitar, you might remember how raw and sore your fingertips got from practicing holding down the metal strings. That’s a huge deterrent from getting a child to learn a musical instrument! Luckily, ukuleles use softer, nylon strings. This makes ukuleles perfect for young children as it won’t tear up their hands when they’re supposed to be having fun.

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Best Ukulele For Beginners – 2017 Edition

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