Different types of tuning require different types of string. The standard ukulele tuning is gCEA with the g-string pitched between the E and A strings (known as re-entrant). If the strings you are buying don’t state a tuning, it’s fairly safe to assume that this is the tuning.
Hawaiian ukuleles are considered to be some of the best in the world. Although there are many ukuleles that are made of plastic, this type of ukulele is made of mahogany wood. The company that manufactures these instruments uses the wood because of its ability to give elegance to the instrument. The wood is also very durable and is known as one of the toughest in the world.
The Concert ukulele is slightly larger, about 22-24 inches, and has a slightly bigger sound than the Soprano. Because of the relatively smaller size, this is a good size for women and men who have smaller hands.
Find a ukulele shop that offers affordable yet good quality ukuleles. Set a price range for your ukulele and buy the best one you can find based on these criteria. Of course this will depend on your individual budget but you’ll get more enjoyment and be more likely to stay with your instrument if you purchase the highest quality instrument you can afford.
A ukulele maker might use a variety of high-quality woods to produce the instruments such as Mahogany to give the instrument a brilliant finish. The shapes of the instrument may vary as well. Some resemble the regular guitar shape while others might be completely oval-shaped, similar to a pineapple shape, or have a piece “cut away” at the neck.
An oval ukulele is often called a “pineapple ukulele.” This comes from the Hawaiian roots. There are also those that are shaped like boat paddles and even some made out of cigar boxes.
The tenor is one of the most popular of the four kinds of ukulele. It has been able to gain people’s attention because of its design and less traditional sound. Another unique feature of the tenor ukulele is the spacing of the different strings that are attached to it. The spacing allows for musicians to be able to play hold more difficult chords that they may not have been able to do with a regular ukulele.