Hola! HM-21 Soprano Ukulele (Discontinued)
The Hola! HM-21 Soprano Ukulele lets you enjoy a good sounding and playing ukulele without dropping a lot of cash.
Unlike many ukuleles in this price tier, the Hola! has hardware (tuners, nut, and saddle) of a high enough quality to allow beginners to get a feel for the instrument without getting too frustrated. The sound isn’t going to blow anyone away, which for a cheap uke isn’t surprising, but it’s capable enough.
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.
The main drawback of this uke is that it doesn’t have a lot of volume, though if you’re just planning on playing on your own this probably won’t be too much of an issue. 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.
The Hola! HM-21 is an affordable and fun ukulele for beginners.
Unfortunately the Hola! HM-21 is no longer available. You can find alternatives in our guide to The Best Cheap Ukuleles Under $50.