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Best Travel Guitar – 2017 Edition

The guitar is a beautiful and versatile instrument. With all the hours you put into practicing and mastering the guitar, you’re going to want to take it along with your on your travels to show off your skills! Traveling with a guitar can be a huge headache, though. The fear of loading up your fragile guitar and…

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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.