When you mention ukuleles, most people think of the small standard soprano size. That's understandable since the Tin Pan Alley scene popularized the size during the first ukulele wave during the 1920s and 1930s. Soon though, the larger sizes came on the scene when Arthur Godfrey, an American TV personality, preferred the larger size of a baritone.
Those beginning their journey to learning ukulele are surprised to find that there are so many sizes and even shapes in the ukulele family. To start with, Sopranos and the Short Scales are the smallest of the ukulele family. These smaller ukes produce more treble tones than the warms and mid-tones of the concert and tenor sizes (mid-range) and then on up to the Baritone ukuleles, which are the largest size in the ukulele family and produce the most resonant tone.
UKE Republic carries a wide variety of all these sizes of ukulele. We are happy to assist in finding the right fit and sound for you. Online, you can find our YouTube channel where we have demo videos of most sizes and models. If you are in the Metro Atlanta area, stop by our showroom and try out the different sizes and shapes for yourself. Or give us a call and speak with our expert staff in answering any questions you may have.
Of course, there's the matter of tonewoods, but that's a whole other rabbit hole.