Hola! Music HM-124MG+ Deluxe Mahogany Concert Ukulele (Discontinued)
The Hola! Music HM-124MG+ Deluxe is an affordable Concert ukulele that's been getting tons of recommendations and approvals.
For the price, it gives you quite a lot of value, including good quality bone nut and saddle.
Many companies use plastic saddle and nut (the little white parts the strings pass over), and since it isn’t as dense as bone, they don't resonate as well, resulting in noticeable difference in volume and clarity when compared to a similarly built instrument with a plastic nut and saddle.
The Hola HM-124MG+ features an all mahogany body which helps give it a slightly warmer (if unfocused when compared to spruce) tone. It’s ideal for accompanying a vocalist, because the warm tone blends well with the voice.
The package comes with the instrument, a few picks, a padded gig bag, as well as a strap.
- Top: Laminate Mahogany
- Body: Laminate Mahogany
- Neck: Nato
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Frets: 18
- Extras: Padded Bag, Strings, Strap, Picks
Most of the positive reviews are from beginners and students, or someone representing them like their parents. And many of them point to its good build and sound quality as its best asset. Given the price point, it is not reasonable to expect it to satisfy the needs of experienced players, but it continues to put a smile on the faces of its intended entry-level market buyers.
There are a few reports of intonation issues at the higher frets, while others nitpick on minor aesthetic flaws.
All in all, the Hola! Music HM-124MG+ is a reliable and affordable ukulele that most will appreciate.
Unfortunately this is no longer available, however you can find excellent alternatives in our guide to The Best Concert Ukuleles.