Newbie Buyer's Guide - Eddy Finn - Start Here
So you've decided to take the plunge and buy a ukulele! Woohoo, you are in for a treat! We sell a lot of ukuleles and we understand that if you are new to the instrument it might be a difficult choice because there are so many brands and models it can get confusing. Well, hopefully this article will help.
The first point I need to make is that a cheap ukulele is not a fun ukulele. They don't hold their tuning and the sound is hit or miss. In other words, the $30 uke you saw at Aldi is not an ideal choice. (Please note that if all you have is $30 then a cheap ukulele is better than no ukulele. The biggest trouble is in keeping them in tune so just be aware of that.)
At the other end of the spectrum is a super high end, expensive ukulele like the Ohana TK-350 G. Yes, the sound is amazing and the quality is off the hook but at about $1200 it might be a bit much for a beginner.
This is where Eddy Finn ukuleles shine... not too expensive, not too inexpensive, but somewhere right in the middle but with no compromises regarding quality or tone. Our best Eddy Finn sellers for beginners are...
Eddy Finn Pineapple - A superb choice for a beginner, this ukulele has brought smiles to about a bazillion of our market customers. They are plucky and fun and have brilliant tone. An excellent choice for beginners.
Eddy Finn Travel Uke - This is my favourite Eddy Finn model because it sounds amazing and it stays in tune forever. It also has a little meat to it and it just feels good. It's a bit more expensive than the Pineapple but it's not crazy and really it is a superb value.
Eddy Finn Mahogany Soprano - This is the first ukulele we ever sold! It is a very traditional ukulele so if looks are important to you, this is a good choice. It's tone is bright and you don't have to be too aggressive to get a good sound out of it.
Eddy Finn Moon Ukulele - The Moon ukulele is by far our best seller. They have great sound and they look cool and as it turns out they are fun to play. These are now in short supply and we are down to our last one with no word on if we can get more. :( The only downside is that we are unable to get a case for them although they used to be available so not sure what the deal is there.
Out of the four I prefer the travel ukulele but that's just me, if you are a beginner you can't go wrong with any of these.