A few years ago, the ukulele made a gigantic comeback and was brought back into the public eye. Artists like Twenty One Pilots and Jason Mraz have helped bring the ukulele into mainstream music, but it’s not just the chart-topping hits that have continued to attract more and more people to the instrument. The popularity of the ukulele continues largely due to the fact that it is an extremely accessible instrument. For instruments like guitar or drums, the learning curve can be fairly steep. It’s hard to make the sounds you want right away and takes a great deal of practice and patience. But with a ukulele, you can create music in seconds. In addition, the price tag can be much friendlier with a ukulele, which makes it great as a low-risk gift or purchase. Before you jump in, there are a few things you should know. Here are a few tips on what to look for when buying your first ukulele:

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