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Sizes of Ukulele

There are four different sizes, and as the size increases, obviously the tone and volume increase.

The Soprano (often called "standard" in Hawaii) is the smallest, and the original size 'ukulele.

In the 1920's the Concert size was developed, and designed to be an enhanced Soprano, being slightly larger and thus slightly louder and deeper in tone.

And a few years later the Tenor was created, being much larger than both the Soprano and Concert, and thus more volume and deeper bass tone. The Tenor size often has one or two wound bass strings, producing even more deeep resonance.

The largest size 'ukulele is the Baritone. With a 10" body width, and tuned DGBE (the same as a guitar), it is considered a miniature 4-string guitar.

The Soprano and Concert are going to have a more traditional, light and bright tone. The Tenor and Baritone are larger and produce more of a "little" guitar sound. Aside from what's traditional, the most popular sizes today are the Concert and Tenor. But we still have customers loyal to the Soprano and Baritone.

In addition to the 4-string instruments, multiple string 'ukuleles are available. The concert size can be made with five strings, the top two in high unison. And the Tenor and Baritone 'ukulele are available with six and eight string combinations.