If you are buying your first ukulele you may not want to spend much because you are not sure how much you are gonna enjoy it and play it. But I’ll cut to this thing you should know…Almost every ukulele, especially less expensive ones, need to be “set up”. Doing this as well as it can be done is an art.
I understand why most companies manufacturing ukes do not do this themselves. In the market, price rules. Everyone has a price point. So these companies, just like most online music stores, end up simply moving boxes in and out the door hoping never to see them again. The bean counters won’t allow a worker to sit there all day making $100 ukuleles play better.
Luckily, here at Hawaii Music Supply, we don’t count beans. Because we know that if your $100 ukulele plays easier and better, you are much more likely to play it longer and get better at it. And eventually you feel worthy of a better ukulele. And we will be happy to help you again 🙂
Now with that said, if you know you want to be inspired by a great uke right off the bat and you are able to spend a bit more, it is definitely worth it! All the setup in the world will not make a $100 ukulele sound like a $500 ukulele.
So get an expensive ukulele if you can. It is worth it. But if you can not, there is no reason to hold off. Everything at The Ukulele Site is set up by experienced pro’s. And that is what you should know. Aloha, contact us with any questions.