Buying a Ukulele

A guide to buying your first ukulele


Try before you buy

If at all possible, visit a music shop. Ukuleles come in different sizes and prices. A music shop will let you handle and play and, importantly, will advise you on what best suits you.

New ukuleles are not always set up correctly straight out of the box. A good music shop will make sure your new uke is set up and tuned ready to start playing.

If you live in the Stirling area, you are fortunate to have an excellent music shop in town. We can thoroughly recommend Joanie’s Music on Upper Craigs. Joanie’s stocks a range of ukuleles and accessories. Many of our members have bought their new ukes from Joanie’s. Oh, and if you mention ‘Doune Ukulele Group’ you will get a discount!


Joanie's Music Shop

Further Advice

There are many videos about buying a ukulele on YouTube.

Just do a quick search, or have a look at this one from Brian at Ukey Hooky: