What’s The Best Soprano Ukulele For Your Money?

There are 4 different kinds of Ukulele: tenor, concert, soprano and baritoneThe most popular (by far) is the soprano, which is 21 inches in length and tuned to G C E A. These ukuleles are available in a large range of standards, at vastly varying prices.

It is possible to purchase these instruments extremely cheaply, and this is often the preferred option for those using them in classrooms and similar environments. However, this review is of mid-range ukuleles, which are considered suitable for professional stage performance and recording.

At a Glance: Our Choice Of The 5 Best Soprano Ukuleles On The Market


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Buyer's Tips: What to look for when buying a Soprano Ukulele

  • Soprano ukuleles that are made of hand-crafted wood – often mahogany or maple – and, though spruce tops are good, solid spruce is generally considered superior, and is sometimes seen in mid-range ukuleles, and common in the higher end ukuleles.

  • A rosewood fingerboard will exhibit a warm sound, and enable a smooth playing experience. Good ukuleles also include sturdy, accurate tuning pegs called chrome die-cast tuners.
  • Added bonuses are fretboard markings, and the inclusion of high quality strings like Aquila!

Here are our Top 5 Soprano Ukuleles:

Soprano Ukulele Reviews

1) Ukulele Soprano Size Bundle From Lohanu

Ukulele Soprano Size Bundle From Lohanu (LU-S) 2 Strap Pins Installed FREE Uke Strap Case Tuner Picks Pick Holder Aquila Strings Installed Free Video Lessons BEST UKULELE BUNDLE DEAL Purchase Today!

This Soprano Ukulele from Lohanu comes as a part of an impressive bundle, including literally everything you need to get started – from a tuner to straps to spare strings to a case. And more!

There are chrome die-cast tuners to ensure that your tuning is accurate and stable, and the body is made of high quality woods: mahogany and sapele.

This ukulele also has Aquila strings fitted(!), and the fingerboard is made from Rosewood, for a smooth sound.

There are fret markings – for ease of navigation, and there is an arched back for a sustained and rich sound.

  • Rosewood fingerboard with fret markings!
  • Strap Pins installed
  • Chrome die cast tuners
  • Top made of 2 woods (as opposed to solid spruce)
  • May not be as sturdy as some other ukuleles

Let's take a look at this ukulele…

2) Hricane Ukulele Soprano

Hricane Ukulele Soprano 21inch Professional Ukeleles For Beginners Sapele Hawaiian Ukele UKS-1 Bundle with Gig Bag

The Hricane Soprano is a popular choice and offers a high quality, Sapele body and neck for a rich tone.

There's a Rosewood fingerboard with fret markings, for a smooth and easy playing experience, and the tuners are chrome-plated which will help to keep the strings in tune.

There's a stylish pattern on the body and the wood has a nice, natural look. It also features an arched back for that sustained and rich sound!

This ukulele comes with a padded gig bag.

  • Rosewood fingerboard with fret markings!
  • Sapele body and neck
  • Comes set up with good action
  • Tuners chrome-plated rather than solid
  • No Strap Pins

Let's take a look at this ukulele…

3) Donner Soprano Ukulele Spruce DUS-3

Donner Soprano Ukulele Spruce DUS-3 21 inch with Ukulele Set Strap Nylon String Tuner

The Donner ukulele has a Rosewood fingerboard with a pattern on it that's so nice looking you don't mind the lack of fret markings!

The back and sides are made of mahogany, promising a rich sound, and the strap pins are installed.

On the body is a sun-like pattern, which really helps to give this ukulele a summer vibe.

There are chrome-plated tuners to help to keep the strings in tune, and this ukulele comes with a case, strap, strings and a tuner!

  • Rosewood fingerboard with stylish pattern
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Strap pins installed
  • Spruce (not solid spruce) top  
  • Strings may need replacing
  • The look might not be your style

Let's take a look at this ukulele…

4) Ukulele-Tiamo 21 Inch

Ukulele-Tiamo 21 Inch Solid Spruce Wood Soprano for Beginner Gift with Straps + Bag+ Picks+Tuner+Nylon strings(The gradient blue)

The Tiamo ukulele proudly boasts a solid spruce top, making its sound quality superior. It is available in a variety of colours, which – combined with the slightly smaller size of this one – makes it particularly appropriate for children.

There is a rosewood fingerboard, with fret markings to help navigation.

Included with this ukulele are strings, a case, a tuner and a colourful strap: everything you need to get playing and performing!

  • Solid spruce top
  • Rosewood fingerboard with fret markings!
  • Available in a variety of colours
  • Slightly smaller than some other ukuleles
  • Strings may need replacing
  • No Strap Pins

5) Soprano Ukulele Bundle by Hola! Music

Hola! Music HM-21PP Soprano Ukulele Bundle with Canvas Tote Bag, Strap and Picks, Color Series - Purple

This colourful instrument has a maple body, rosewood fretboard, with markings, a rosewood bridge and a nato neck.

They've been really careful with quality here, and it shows.

The strings included are the best: Aquilia, and they are fitted to chrome die cast tuners, ensuring accuracy and stability of tuning.

Although it's available in a wide variety of colours, there is nothing cheap-seeming about this ukulele, and the thin layer of paint used keeps the natural quality and reverberation of the wood.

It's made with Hawaii in mind and comes with a palm-tree decorated case, a colourful strap and some picks which say “Hola!” on them.

This is a uke that's charming and reliable!

Oh, and it's very budget-friendly. Bonus!

  • Rosewood fingerboard with fret markings!
  • Chrome die cast tuners
  • Built in Strap Pin
  • May take a while to tune
  • Laminate top

Let's take a look at this ukulele…

And The Winner Is...

Though they were all close contenders, our number 1 ukulele in 2018 is the Soprano Ukulele Bundle by Hola! Music.

This little beauty is made of the highest quality materials: Maple, Nato and Rosewood, and it has the highest quality strings – Aquila – fitted to chrome die-cast tuners.

The built-in strap pin also means you can attach the included, funky strap without getting any work done to your instrument, and you'll be ready to slip it into its Hawaii-themed case, take it out with you and entertain, right away.

Whether you choose the Hola!, or go for the stylish Donner, small and sturdy Tiamo, or the equally high quality Hricane or Lohanu, we hope that you enjoy your instrument!

Have fun as you strum! 🙂

Roz is a music teacher and our go-to person for anything music theory! When she’s not teaching or writing for Zing, Roz writes and plays in alternative/ psyche /art rock band The Roz Bruce Infusion.

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