The Best Cheap Concert Ukulele (Updated for 2019)

Looking for a good tenor uke but want to save some money? In this article, I’ll be taking a look at the best cheap concert ukuleles on the market.

For more on this subject, check out my articles on the best cheap ukuleles and the best ukuleles for beginners.

Best Cheap Concert Ukulele: My Picks

These suggestions are based on the fact that I personally own a ukulele from each of these three manufacturers (reviews coming soon).

While they aren’t the absolute cheapest concert ukuleles for sale online (I get into that below), I think they strike a nice balance between affordability and quality.

Hricane Ukulele Concert 23inch Professional Ukeleles For Beginners Sapele Hawaiian Ukele UKS-2 Bundle with Gig Bag
Donner Concert Ukulele Mahogany DUC-1 23 inch with Ukulele Set Strap Nylon String Tuner
Ukulele Solid Mahogany 23 Inch Concert Uke With Free Online Course 8 Packs Beginner Starter Kit ( Gig Bag Picks Tuner Strap String Cleaning Cloth Instruction Book Gift Box ) From AKLOT
Hricane UKS-1 23
Donner DUC-1
Aklot AKC23
387 Reviews
954 Reviews
373 Reviews
from $60.99
$65.00
from $59.99
Hricane Ukulele Concert 23inch Professional Ukeleles For Beginners Sapele Hawaiian Ukele UKS-2 Bundle with Gig Bag
Hricane UKS-1 23
387 Reviews
from $60.99
Donner Concert Ukulele Mahogany DUC-1 23 inch with Ukulele Set Strap Nylon String Tuner
Donner DUC-1
954 Reviews
$65.00
Ukulele Solid Mahogany 23 Inch Concert Uke With Free Online Course 8 Packs Beginner Starter Kit ( Gig Bag Picks Tuner Strap String Cleaning Cloth Instruction Book Gift Box ) From AKLOT
Aklot AKC23
373 Reviews
from $59.99

About These Models

I feel like these models are all good, relatively cheap concert ukes that would make excellent beginner instruments.

While they each have their own unique look, they’re surprisingly similar when it comes to build quality, playability, and tone. There’s not really one I can point to as the “best” cheap concert ukulele, since they’re all pretty nice for the money.

The Donner and Aklot models include accessories like a tuner, strap, and extra strings. The Hricane doesn’t come with these extras but the gig bag (padded case) is a little more heavy-duty than the others.

The Aklot AKC23 is the only solid top ukulele of the three. As I’ve mentioned in other articles, acoustic instruments with solid tops (as opposed to laminated tops) usually have a warmer, richer tone. However, I can’t really say I hear a huge difference between my Aklot and the other two models–but it’s still a great uke for the price!

Other Good Cheap Concert Ukuleles

I don’t have personal experience with these models, but they have mostly positive customer reviews and seem to be reasonably well made.

While I can’t offer a strong endorsement without having a chance to inspect and play them first, these affordable concert ukes appear to be fairly safe choices.

With a current price of under $50, the Kmise jumps out as the best value of the three. I might have to pick one up someday and do a full review.

Concert Ukulele Kit Vintage Uke 23 Inch Mahogany Wood for Beginner With Starter Pack (Gig Bag Tuner Strap String Instruction Booklet) From Kmise
Hola! Music Concert Ukulele Bundle, Deluxe Series – Includes 24-Inch ​Mahogany ​Ukulele, Pre-Installed Aquila Strings, Carrying Case, Strap & Picks – Model HM-124MG+
Concert Ukulele Ranch 23 inch Professional Wooden ukelele Instrument Kit With Free Online 12 Lessons Small Hawaiian Guitar ukalalee Pack Bundle Gig bag & Digital Tuner & Strap & 4 Aquila Strings Set
Kmise Concert
Hola! HM-124MG+
Ranch Concert
592 Reviews
366 Reviews
397 Reviews
$54.99
from $69.95
from $54.99
Concert Ukulele Kit Vintage Uke 23 Inch Mahogany Wood for Beginner With Starter Pack (Gig Bag Tuner Strap String Instruction Booklet) From Kmise
Kmise Concert
592 Reviews
$54.99
Hola! Music Concert Ukulele Bundle, Deluxe Series – Includes 24-Inch ​Mahogany ​Ukulele, Pre-Installed Aquila Strings, Carrying Case, Strap & Picks – Model HM-124MG+
Hola! HM-124MG+
366 Reviews
from $69.95
Concert Ukulele Ranch 23 inch Professional Wooden ukelele Instrument Kit With Free Online 12 Lessons Small Hawaiian Guitar ukalalee Pack Bundle Gig bag & Digital Tuner & Strap & 4 Aquila Strings Set
Ranch Concert
397 Reviews
from $54.99

The Cheapest Concert Ukuleles

These models are the least expensive concert ukes I could find that didn’t appear to be complete junk.

Umiee Concert Ukulele Mahogany, 23 inch Ukulele Starter Kits with Tuner/Strap/Carry Bag/Picks/Aquila String/Capo/Grover/Percussion Musical Egg/Clear Cloth
Ohuhu Kids Musical Instruments 3-Pack
Vorson AUG24 ABS Concert Ukulele, Blue
Umiee Concert
Ohuhu 23
Vorson AUG24
77 Reviews
47 Reviews
78 Reviews
$29.00
from $24.99
$24.99
Umiee Concert Ukulele Mahogany, 23 inch Ukulele Starter Kits with Tuner/Strap/Carry Bag/Picks/Aquila String/Capo/Grover/Percussion Musical Egg/Clear Cloth
Umiee Concert
77 Reviews
$29.00
Ohuhu Kids Musical Instruments 3-Pack
Ohuhu 23
47 Reviews
from $24.99
Vorson AUG24 ABS Concert Ukulele, Blue
Vorson AUG24
78 Reviews
$24.99

I’m highlighting these models for the sake of being thorough, but to be honest the low price tags have me a little leery of their quality. The Umiee and Ohuhu look like they might be OK, but I’m skeptical of the Vorson.

I’ve worked in the music retail business for a long time, and in my experience as price goes down, so does quality and consistency.

I can’t figure out how companies can sell a concert uke for so cheap with accessories (and free Prime shipping) and still make a profit.

My advice is to save up an extra $20 to $25 for one of the models I mentioned above, but I can understand that some people are working on a very limited budget.  If you’re simply looking for a the most affordable concert uke on the market, these models are probably your best bet.

However, it’s difficult to know what to expect from a concert ukulele at this price point, so buyer beware…