Ukulele types

The Ukulele types will be explained in this post. First of all, how they sound, how they are tuned, the sizes and finally their appearance.  From the smallest, to the biggest. Read the post!

Ukulele types and differences.

  • The Sopranino is the smallest (also called piccolo, bambino, or “pocket uke”). This Ukulele can probably be a bit hard to find since this size is not common.
  • The Soprano, or the Standard, is the second smallest. This is the original size.
  • The Concert Ukulele was developed in the 1920’s. It is a bit larger than the Soprano, and it has a louder and deeper tone.
  • The Tenor Ukulele was developed right after the Concert Ukulele. The Tenor have more volume in addition to a deeper bass.
  • The Baritone is from the 1940’s and is different to the other smaller concerning the strings and tuning. Finally, the Baritone is “always” tuned linear.
  • The Bass is from 2009 and is also not so common.
  • The Contrabass Ukulele is finally the latest from 2012.

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Ukulele types and sound range.

Ukulele types and sound

(From Wikipedia)

The sound range varies with the tuning and size of the Ukulele.

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The Ukulele types and Sizes and Ukulele types and Tunings.

Ukulele types

G4-C4-E4-A4: The numbers indicate in which scale you find the note at the keyboard on a piano. Normally we say GCEA

Ukulele types – Shapes and colors

The Ukuleles is also made in different shapes. It can be in the shapes as a mini normal guitar, as a mini el guitar, pineapple or other shapes. The instrument also comes in different materials. They can, in addition to this, be painted in different colours. Sometimes also with decorations.

Painted Ukulele can be a Ukulele of cheap materials, or just a decorated good Ukulele. So, you don’t rely know without looking closely.

You can also decorate your Ukulele by yourself. Then you will have an incredibly special Ukulele appearance. One of a kind. You can also go to our Facebook page for a demonstration.

If you don´t have a music shop with ukuleles where you live, you can see some ukuleles here at AliExpress.

Here you have some tips before buying: