Surprisingly, ukuleles come in a variety of sizes, each with its own unique characteristics and sound. The four main ukulele sizes are soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone.
Soprano ukuleles are the smallest and most traditional size. They have a compact body and short scale length, which gives them a bright, punchy sound. Soprano ukuleles are also the lightest and easiest to carry, making them a popular choice for beginners and players on the go.
Concert ukuleles are slightly larger than sopranos, with a longer scale length and a wider body, giving them a warmer and louder sound than sopranos. Concerts are also a good choice for players with larger hands, as they have more space on the fretboard.
Tenor ukuleles are even larger than concerts, with a longer scale length and a wider body. This gives them a full, rich sound with plenty of projection. Tenors are popular with professional players and those looking for a more traditional Hawaiian sound.
Baritone ukuleles are the largest size, with a scale length similar to that of a classical guitar. They have a deep, mellow sound and are often used for strumming chords. Baritones are less common than the other sizes, but they can be a good choice for guitar players looking to try out a new instrument.
Overall, the size of a ukulele will affect its sound and playability, so it's essential to choose the size that best fits your needs and preferences.
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. 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 the different sizes and shapes. Or give us a call and speak with our expert staff to answer any questions you may have.
Of course, there's the matter of tonewoods, but that's a whole other rabbit hole.
Sopranissimo Ukulele Demo
Sopranino Ukulele Demo
Soprano Ukulele Demo
Concert Ukulele Demo
Tenor Ukulele Demo
Baritone Ukulele Demo
Long Neck/Super Soprano - is either a concert or tenor scale set on a soprano-sized body.
Super Tenor - will typically have a tenor scale neck on a baritone size body or a tenor body with a wider/larger lower bout.