Hilo Ukulele models encompass many of the traits that attract new players to this instrument. While even a very basic guitar will usually run at least a couple of hundred dollars, one can pick up a playable, tunable and good-sounding ukulele for under a hundred. There are also a range of ukuleles available, encompassing all the standard voices in which this instrument is manufactured. The materials used to construct these ukuleles are not at all junk, consisting of mahogany and other high-end woods. For those starting out, there are several attractive elements to this manufacturer’s offerings.
The variety of ukuleles extend all the way down to the baritone. The baritone ukulele has a similar range to that of the guitar and, because it is often tuned to the same pitches as the highest four strings on a guitar, it is an easy transition for those trained in that instrument. The larger fretboard and more generous size all around make it suitable for those with larger hands, who may have a problem fretting a standard-sized ukulele. In an ensemble, it adds a beautiful bass layer to the collective sound, creating a space on which the melody may be established by the higher instruments.
For those who want to be less concerned with the foundation of a song and who want to be a bit more in the spotlight, the tenor ukulele is an excellent choice. Hilo ukulele manufactures instruments in this range, as well. The tenor voice is sometimes the star of the show and sometimes part of the underpinnings of a piece. This instrument represents a nice compromise between the full, bass sound of the baritone and the lilting tones of a soprano voice. This is one of the most popular voices in the ukulele styles commonly-available.
Hilo ukulele also makes soprano instruments. This is the most popular voice for ukuleles. The soprano is always the star of the show, voicing the melody and occupying that musical range on top of all others. This range of instrument is particularly well-suited for those with very small hands or for those with excellent coordination who like to be able to span a wide range of notes on a single chord. The tone on this range of ukuleles can be deceptively rich, despite its high pitch. This instrument is the smallest and most convenient of these instruments to carry, making them popular with those who like to take their instrument on adventures.
A Hilo ukulele is a good choice for beginners. While taking up a musical instrument is a worthwhile pastime—and sometimes an eventual profession—one should spend sensibly at first. To that end, balancing quality with affordability is key. A shoddy instrument does not give the player an authentic representation of its capabilities. A too-expensive instrument may prevent new players from ever getting started. This brand line allows those who are interested in the instrument to get started without breaking the bank and to still get a quality ukulele.Return to Home Page