The soprano ukulele produces a traditional ukulele sound. It is the second-smallest size and features 12 frets, which are closer together than the frets on the concert, tenor, and baritone ukuleles. This makes it ideal for young and inexperienced musicians and players with small hands.
The concert ukulele features the classic ukulele sound, but it is more voluminous than the soprano ukulele due to its larger body. It has 18 frets, which are slightly wider apart. It's ideal for musicians who require a bit more space when fretting chords.
Being slightly larger and heavier, the tenor uke has a rich and full tone that has more low end than the concert ukulele. Its neck is both longer and wider, resulting in a wider spacing between the 18 frets. This ukulele is quite popular among advanced players. However, the tenor ukulele can also be a good choice for beginners with larger hands.
With its powerful and bassy tone, the baritone ukulele rather sounds like an acoustic guitar. Plucking the strings is also enjoyable, thanks to a bigger neck and wider fret spacing between the 18 frets. Beginners, advanced players, and professionals can all benefit from it, especially those with big hands. Last but not least, the baritone ukulele is often used as a substitute for a guitar.