Kmise KMU21S 21 Inch Mahogany Soprano Ukulele

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 4800+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$55
Kmise KMU21S 21 Inch Mahogany Soprano Ukulele

This Soprano Ukulele from Kmise comes with some nice features for the price.

Boasting a body crafted from AAA mahogany, it has quite the specs for the price, and this added value of having quality mahogany tonewoods make it a good buy for discerning players who prefer mahogany over the other tonewoods.

It sports pure copper closed tuners with 18:1 tuning ratio that results in improved intonation and reliability. It also makes tuning faster and easier.

Attached to these tuners are carbon nylon strings that run through its 15-fret fingerboard and complements its compact mahogany body.

Finally, it comes with accessories which include a gig bag, a tuner, a strap and an extra set of strings.

Key Features

  • Top: Mahogany
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Not specified
  • Fretboard: Walnut
  • Frets: 24

Pros

A common theme among reviewers is their appreciation of the Kmise KMU21S' value for money. They are happy with the extras that it comes bundled with, which include extra strings, a strap, a clip-on tuner, a padded gig bag, and an instruction book. Of course, it also gets a lot of kudos for its sound quality, which can be summarized as clean and clear. Build quality also gets thumbs up, even from experienced musicians.

Cons

Ironically, there are some who aren't that impressed with the quality of the accessories - prompting them to lower their ratings even when they are happy with the ukulele itself. There are also a few who are underwhelmed by its compact size, a somewhat common issue among first-time buyers.

Overall

If you're looking for a good beginner ukulele that gives you more for your money, then check this one out.

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.

About the Author

Alexander BrionesAlexander Briones

I've written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at my local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.