There are no formal requirements on soprano instruments; but generally an instrument with a high, bright sound is not a good choice for a solo ukulele. I recommend buying a ukulele with something that makes a sharp, clear sound and is a good “starter” instrument.
I’ve been asked about getting a soprano or concert ukulele. Is that a better idea?
Although a good soprano instrument may cost more than the ukulele, an instrument with a good, bright sound and a good string gauge is all you need to start recording an instrumental performance. The only thing that makes a soprano ukulele better if you want to add an orchestra to your work is if the instrument has a good sound and is of similar quality to an instrument you would use to accompany someone or something.
I want to buy a ukulele and use it in an orchestra, how do I know what strings I’ll need?
To determine your instrument’s string gauges, I recommend checking with your local music store. They’ll have suggestions on the number of strings in different models, how many strings are included, and also some general recommendations. If you’re getting an instrument from a guitar manufacturer, they can probably give you a good general idea of what gauge you will need to get a good range of sound from your instrument. Also, there are several online retailers that sell ukuleles and ukulelature (the ukulele frame) and can give you a general idea. In addition, a lot of local violin dealers will be glad to offer advice on strings, too.
What kind of accessories I should choose?
You’ll want to look at the overall design of the instrument, its construction, and the way it is assembled. Some stores will offer basic accessories like an ukulele stand for a cheaper price.
My instrument is a ukulele; can I substitute something for it for a better sound and look?
If you’re a beginner, you can buy any ukulele and get a pretty good sound for cheap. If you’re an established ukulele player, don’t try to outgrew your ukes. With proper care, they’ll last longer and sound good, but your money will end up paying for those new ukes as well.
Are there any particular tips for choosing an instrument for a solo ukule