Hola! HM-21 Soprano Ukulele
The Hola HM-21NT is a 21" soprano ukulele with its top, back and sides crafted from maple. And like most ukes in the price range, this one is meant to appeal to kid players given the many color finishes that you can choose from.
For the price, you are getting a ukulele with walnut bridge and the fingerboard, and it also comes with Premium Aquila Nylgut strings pre-installed.
Other features include silver nickel frets, silver geared tuners, and it comes bundled with two months free live video lessons where you can interact with the instructor.
- Top: Maple
- Body: Maple
- Neck: Nato
- Fretboard: Walnut
- Frets: 12
According to user reviews, the uke has a warm tone, which many beginners like. Users also commend the many color options that are available, which makes for a more personable instrument. Given its appeal to beginners, many of the positive comments about the HM-21NT are from young musicians, or from the adults who bought it for them. There are also plenty of teachers who share how pleased they are with its overall quality. Appreciation for its build quality is commonplace, which also translates to good sound quality. There are even a few who report using this ukulele for years without any hiccups.
Tuning seems to be a common issue, although most users report that tuning stability improves after some time, or when strings are replaced and have been played for a while. There are some who have since invested in something more expensive, but they do credit the Hola! HM-21 as the one that started their love for the ukulele.
If you're looking for a good quality, affordable and kid-friendly ukulele then this should be at the top of your list.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Soprano Ukuleles.