Piano Time Education #1 - Ukulele sizes, explained

Posted by Ellie Khoo on

Ukuleles are such great options as gifts! But when shopping for ukuleles on our website, it might get confusing and daunting choosing the right size for your (or your friend’s) new ukulele.

Don’t worry as we are here to help and provide you with all the pros and cons of our amazing ukuleles!


The soprano is the most common size ukuleles. It is the lightest and smallest ukulele we have with the shortest scale and the tightest fret spacing. Due to its size, it will also have a brighter, softer tone with less projection and resonance than the larger sizes.
Sopranos are perfect for players of any skill level, especially for players with smaller fingers, such as children, teens and all kinds of beginners.

Check out our Flight NUS350DC or DUS410 if you're looking for soprano ukuleles for children new uku players!


Concert ukuleles scale about an inch longer than sopranos, the necks are a bit wider, and overall are a little heavier than the soprano. The concert has a fuller, louder sound and warmer tone with more mid-range than the soprano.
Concerts are perfect for players of any skill level, especially for players with large hands and fingers, such as adults.

Check out our Flight DUC460EQ , DUC410 and Victoria CEQ Concert if you're looking for concert ukuleles for adult new uku players!


Larger still in size and volume, tenors are arguably the most versatile member of the ukulele family!
The scale for the tenor is about two inches longer than a concert, the neck is just a little wider, and overall it’s a little heavier than the concert. The extra length allows for wider spacing between the frets, making the tenor suited for fingerpicking. The larger size gives the tenor a deeper, fuller sound with a resonant, almost bass-y tone. They are even louder than the concert because of the larger size.
Tenors are perfect for professional players or players with larger hands, they will require some prior ukulele playing experience to fully handle. Tenors are especially well-suited for trying alternate tunings, making them especially attractive for solo playing.

Check out our Flight Victoria CEQ Tenor if you're looking for tenor ukuleles for experienced uku players!


Piano Time Education is a new series of posts which we answer your most daring questions you might have when choosing the right instruments. Our goal is to provide the best service to you! Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any inquiries! :)

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