Cordoba 20TM-CE Tenor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Ukulele
The Cordoba 20TM-CE is the first ukulele with a solid top to grace this list.
Solid wood substantially increases the tone quality of an instrument, so the Cordoba 20TM-CE is going to have a stronger acoustic voice than those with laminate wood top.
It will also be louder, which will come in handy if you want to play along with other musicians unamplified. Another thing to keep in mind is that this uke is a tenor style, so you’ll have access to both the traditional ukulele tuning as well as low-G.
The 20TM-CE also comes with an active pickup system, a 2-band EQ (which controls bass and treble), and a volume control.
At a Glance:
The Cordoba 20TM-CE has a better acoustic tone than the ukuleles above. Because this uke is a bit expensive, we would only recommend purchasing it if you plan on playing a lot. If not, you’d probably be just as happy with one of the cheaper ukuleles.