Kmise MI0969 Concert Ukulele 23" Sapele


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Kmise MI0969 Concert Ukulele

The main standout feature of the Kmise Concert ukulele is its laser engraved vine and leaf graphic, which gives it a premium look that goes beyond it's price tag.

But at its core, it doesn't stray much from familiar Concert style designs with its laminate sapele top, back and sides.

It has a C-shape neck that is crafted from okoume and features an 18-fret fingerboard.

Other features include real bone saddles for the nut and bridge, equipped with Aquila strings and it comes pre-equipped with strap locks.


  • Top: Sapele
  • Body: Sapele
  • Neck: Sapele
  • Fingerboard: Okoume
  • Frets: 18
  • Extras: Padded Gig Bag and Tuner


It gets a lot of praise for its aesthetics, described as beautiful, cute and pretty by both the students and those that bought the instrument for them. Overall quality of the uke is also often praised, from the the wood to the fretboard action. Users describe the sound as nice and good for the price. The included accessories are also often reviewed positively.


There are some who complain about sharp fret edges that need sanding. Owners also recommend replacing the strings ASAP to get better intonation and action.


If you're looking for a good quality, affordable ukulele that's easy on the eyes, then this is a good option to consider.

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 Concert Ukuleles.

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