Ukuleles made from laminate woods look very nice, in the past they would all look the same and this is still true for most of the mahogany ukuleles. However there are countless models now which are made from laminate but the top layer of the wood has a unique grain. Woods such as ziricote, oak and bocote will be 100% unique! For most people, including beginners, they will be ecstatic with a laminate mahogany ukulele, as they are getting a good quality instrument without breaking the bank. Most beginners will start with a laminate wood ukulele. It is worth mentioning, you don’t have to pay a fortune to own a wonderful sounding ukulele.
Bondi Ukuleles and Kala Ukuleles are well known for having nice sounding laminate ukuleles. Many professional artists will gig with these instruments because they are extremely reliable, well setup and sound just as good as many solid wood ukuleles. If taken care of, these are lifetime instruments.