If you want your ukulele to keep looking and functioning right, then you’re going to have to protect it. In fact, beyond ukuleles, any instrument at all, needs to be protected to last. And that’s why cases for ukuleles and other instruments are a thing.
Now, a lot of people seem to be of the opinion that they can skimp and improvise instead of spending on a case. However, while that’s doable, it’s not advised.
The truth is that cases for ukuleles are designed with ukuleles in mind. Because ukulele makers know the ins and outs of a uke, they are able to design cases that pay attention to the uke’s sensitive parts. A makeshift ukulele case won’t do that for you.
We’ve got a selection of cases for ukulele here to show you. With our thorough review on them, we’re sure you’d be able to find one that works best for you.
- Top 10 Best Cases For Ukulele On The Market 2023 Reviews
- 1 YMC Soprano Ukulele Hard-shell Case
- 2 Gearlux Concert Ukulele Case
- 3 Hot Seal 10MM Sponge Padding Ukulele Case
- 4 Gator Cases Deluxe Hard-Shell Wood Case
- 5 Gator Cases Gig Bag for Tenor Style Ukuleles
- 6 Carrion C-1640 Black Hardshell Soprano Ukulele Case
- 7 Phitz Soprano Ukulele Case
- 8 Hot Seal Leather Handles Thick Durable Colorful Ukulele Case
- 9 CloudMusic National Hawaiian Ukulele Case
- 10 Tosnail 26 Inch Heavy Duty Ukulele Case
Top 10 Best Cases For Ukulele On The Market 2023 Reviews
|Name||Material||Ukulele size||Exterior Dimensions||Weight||Color|
YMC Soprano Ukulele Hard-shell Case
Wood hard shell with padded plush lined interior
24.5 x 8.75 x 4 inches
Gearlux Concert Ukulele Case
27 x 6 x 11 inches
Knitted fabric with 10MM cotton, sponge handle, double metal zipper
25.6 x 9.4 x 3.1 inches
Plywood construction, black Telex PVC
27 x 4.8 x 10.5 inches
Nylon construction with 10mm internal padding
14 x 3.88 x 8.5 inches
Heavy Duty multi-ply wood core, black tolex exterior, interior black plush lining, chrome-plated brass hardware, lockable latches
22.75 x 8 x 4 inches
Phitz Soprano Ukulele Case
Three-layer plywood construction, metal hardware, reinforced carry handle, half inch plush polyurethane foam
24.5 x 8.75 x 4.5 inches
10mm cotton construction, leather handles with double metal zipper
21.3 x 8.7 x 2.8 inches
Cotton construction with 10mm padding, heavy duty metal zippers
25.6 x 9.8 x 2 inches
Cotton, heavy duty metal zippers
27.8 x 10.4 x 3 inches
1 YMC Soprano Ukulele Hard-shell Case
Our reviews begin with a bang starring this elegant, sophisticated number from YMC. It’s called the YMC Soprano Ukulele Hard-shell Case. This case looks really good, but then again, there’s nothing overtly loud about it in its design. The case just exudes a quiet grace that puts it in the executive class.
In addition to its classic, black, sophisticated looks, this case comes solidly made. The materials and construction of this case is something to love.
The exterior of this case comes in hard wood. So, this case comes ready to take all the knocks on behalf of your ukulele. The best part is, the case still retains its healthy structure and looks even after everything.
The interior of the case is also quite plush. It’s like an abode fit for a king uke. Pretty impressive.
The handle of this case is also quite convenient, so, it makes it really easy to travel with this. And still on your convenience, this comes with an internal compartment. Here you can store all the extras like strings, picks, straps, or any other thing.
Now, this is quite an affordable case especially for all the value it offers. We especially love how this is within the easy reach of most people. So, we totally recommend this. It’s a great product.
- Quality materials.
- Excellent construction.
- Sophisticated, elegant looks.
- Comes with an internal compartment to store some extras.
- Interior padding is thick enough.
- A few complaints of minor cosmetic flaws.
2 Gearlux Concert Ukulele Case
Our next case for ukulele on review is for a concert size uke. It’s from Gearlux and there are so many reasons we love this case. It’s high quality, good looking. But the best part is that it is still super affordable at a sub-$40 price tag. Sounds good yeah? Well, it gets better. Keep reading.
Gearlux chose to go for a sturdy polyfoam construction here which means that you’re getting a sturdy ukulele case. This case has all it takes to ensure that whether in transit or on a spot, your uke remains in mint condition.
And to the interior, the makers went for felt. It would definitely feel so lush under your uke’s body, it will basically pamper your instrument. You can be sure that your ukulele will consistently exist in a scratch-free state as long as it’s in here.
The Gearlux Concert Ukulele Case is a super convenient case. It comes with two carrying handles. A normal handle, with a shoulder strap too. This way, you can always carry your case the most convenient way for you per time.
Lastly, this comes with an exterior pocket. So, yeah, there is space for your little extras when you travel. It seems the brand thought about everything!
- Comes with a shoulder strap which makes it convenient for carrying around.
- Sturdy polyfoam construction.
- Padded interiror.
- Exterior pocket for storing extras.
- This does not come with straps to hold down your uke. So, you will be able to hear it moving around while carrying it.
3 Hot Seal 10MM Sponge Padding Ukulele Case
Now, look at this array of extremely beautiful cases. The Hot Seal Ukulele Case is an eye catching piece that charms you the moment you set your eyes on it. The design, the patterns, the colors, everything just draws you in immediately.
In fact, one of the reasons we really love this case is the way it reminds of Hawaii. And everyone knows Hawaii is a land of fun and happiness. So, as you can see, it makes an awesome match for your ukulele which you know has its roots in Hawaii.
Now, this is a waterproof case. So, besides protecting your ukulele from hard knocks, this also preserves it from accidental spills. This is fantastic news.
This particular model comes in different sizes for sopranos, concerts, and tenors. This particular one on review, though, is for a concert ukulele. So, if you like this case but want it in another size, Hot Seal has you covered.
If you’re scared about the thickness of this case, you need not be. 10mm means that the case comes well padded to keep your ukulele in mint conditions.
Carrying this backpack style is really cool as it makes the entire process easier for all involved. But there’s also the conventional carrying handle as well too. So many reasons to love this case!
- Case comes in a backpack style.
- Sufficiently padded to protect your ukulele.
- Attractive, Hawaiian colors.
- Padding could be a bit thicker.
4 Gator Cases Deluxe Hard-Shell Wood Case
The Gator Cases Deluxe Hard-Shell Wood Case is another dependable case for artistes who move around a lot. It is super sturdy and strong enough to see you through whatever journey you have ahead of you.
This case comes in a size perfect for concert ukuleles. However, there are still other sizes. So, if you have a different sized ukulele that isn’t a concert, you can choose from Gator Cases’ array of other case sizes. Well, there other sizes in tenor and soprano.
This case comes with a plywood construction. There’s also the black Telex PVC which covers the plywood construction as well. Your ukulele is definitely safe from any sudden impact on this case. The interior also comes sufficiently padded to keep your instrument safe.
We found the interior part of this case to be large enough for your instrument. And then with the comfy, ergonomic handle, you can conveniently move this around. It doesn’t cut into your palm. So, carrying this won’t hurt your palms.
To store your little extras, there is a small storage space under the neck. There you can store your tuner, straps, and spare strings. Pretty nifty.
- Solid construction.
- Comfortable, ergonomic handle.
- Extra storage space for the little extras.
- Spacious enough and well padded on the interior.
- Locks could be better.
5 Gator Cases Gig Bag for Tenor Style Ukuleles
Another Gator ukulele case, this product is a fantastic case for ukuleles. This particular bag though is for tenor ukuleles. It comes with a great construction as well as well as a spacious enough interior that fits a tenor ukulele perfectly.
Its internal padding is also quite sufficient. It’s of a 10mm thickness, so it’s enough to keep your ukulele protected from any kind of impact. Even when your uke moves around its case for a bit, the padding ensures your instrument comes out without a scratch.
And yeah, Gator also reinforced the headstock part of the cases’ interior. This helps to protect your delicate headstock ensuring the ukulele remains in the best conditions.
We love the backpack straps here because it makes the case a lot more convenient to move around. So, yes, it’s a super portable case.
Plus, this also comes with an exterior pocket. This pocket is really nifty as it helps you store your essentials that is, besides your uke. It can contain your strings, tuners, picks, and all sorts.
- High quality construction.
- 10mm padding with reinforced headstock to protect your uke.
- Exterior pocket to store other essentials.
- Not ideal if you need heavy duty protection.
6 Carrion C-1640 Black Hardshell Soprano Ukulele Case
Carrion is a trusty brand known for their high quality cases. This brand carries all kinds of cases for all kinds of fretted instruments, not just ukuleles. There are cases for mandolins, dreadnaught guitars, banjos, resophonic guitars, and more.
This hardshell ukulele case looks good, but more importantly, it is solid in construction. Carrion builds the case with multi-ply. This ensures that your case is quite durable so you’ll b able to use this for as long as possible. This will keep looking solid even years after your first purchase.
The Carrion C-1640 makes a fantastic case both for travel and for regular use. So, as you can see, it makes a fantastic investment for any ukulele owner.
The interior part of this case comes nicely padded. So, it’s safe for your uke. Your instrument will be protected here against any kind of accidental knocks. And because the exterior is also super sturdy, the case also always comes out unscathed whatever happens.
Of course, there’s also another accessory storage space besides the one for your ukulele. This gives you extra space to keep other handy stuff you’ll need for your gig as you travel.
In its classy black color, this case looks pretty great. Plus, the hardware here is high quality. The locks are chrome-plated. So, they also add to the beauty of this case. It’s also great to know that they function great too. Altogether, great case more than worth the decent price.
- Excellent construction.
- Quality locks.
- Accessories storage space.
- Super sturdy and durable.
- A few complaints about quality control issues.
7 Phitz Soprano Ukulele Case
For a musician that moves around a lot, a heavy duty ukulele case is a non-negotiable aspect of your traveling gear. Now, here is a pretty good suggestion for such artist – the Phitz Soprano Ukulele Case. This case is really sturdy and ready to match any punch traveling about might throw.
Check out the construction of this case. The makers construct this case from a 3-layer plywood. So, it’s super sturdy and will last several years of use. That’s for sure. It also means that this case comes is definitely going to do a great job protecting your instrument.
The hardware, locks and all, are also pretty high quality. They lock well and are not flimsy. So, you don’t need to fear them falling apart in a short time. They will hold up through all the years you’d have this case, efficiently protecting your instrument.
Moving inward now, this is a case with a polyurethane foam lining. So, as you can see this case comes padded. With this padding, your ukulele would be quite safe and however often you move your uke around, with this padding, your uke will remain safe.
The handle us reinforced so it’s quite tough which means it won’t wear out easily. It also includes an adjustable strap with which you can lug your case over your shoulder. Or you could even carry it backpack style too.
Yeah, there’s an extra storage compartment too where you can keep your tuners, strap, picks, and extra strings. Pretty nice case for a soprano ukulele.
PS: This also comes in a variety of other sizes for tenor, concert, and baritone ukuleles.
- Comes with a reinforced handle as well as an adjustable strap that allows you lug this over your shoulder.
- Durable, high quality construction.
- Sufficient padding on the inside.
- Extra storage compartment for accessories.
- A bit of a tight fit.
8 Hot Seal Leather Handles Thick Durable Colorful Ukulele Case
We already checked out a case for ukuleles from Hot Seal earlier. Those ones came pretty colorful with their Hawaiian prints and all. The Hot Seal Leather Handles Ukulele Case, on the other hand, is actually less colorful but elegant all the same.
It is a really inexpensive product at a sub-$20 price tag. So, it’s more than affordable even for the musician on a budget. Its coffee color is truly appealing aesthetically. Well, not everyone might be in love with it, especially if you’re a stickler for black cases. But if you love variety, this is a great case to try.
This is pretty similar to the other Hot Seal case we checked out initially. It comes with a thickness of 10mm. This gives your uke ample protection from impact and water as well.
This is not to say though that this is submersible or great for use under a heavy downpour. But this can definitely survive a few splashes.
It’s super portable thanks to its backpack style carrying handles. These handles make the case really convenient to move around. And it’s not awkward to carry either.
Now, besides this size, there are other sizes of ukulele case. This one comes in a 21 inch size. But there are other sizes like 23/24 inches and 26 inches as well.
There are also other colors available like beige, black (for the lovers of black), camouflage, light blue. All interesting colors that would make you stand out.
The Hot Seal Leather Ukulele Case makes a great soft case alternative for a hardshell case.
- A wide assortment of interesting colors.
- Quite decently priced.
- Water-repellent, solid, durable construction.
- Super portable cases with backpack style handles.
- Comes with a doge purse.
- A little tight on the interior.
9 CloudMusic National Hawaiian Ukulele Case
This looks pretty much like the Hola! Ukulele case we checked out. The CloudMusic National Hawaiian Ukulele Case comes in a beautiful Hawaiian print in a blue shade. So, it’s quite aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. Here’s a ukulele case to love.
It’s a soft gig bag made of cotton. So, anytime you need an alternative to a hardshell case, the CloudMusic National Hawaiian Ukulele Case is a great choice. Plus, it’s also affordable. You should definitely think of adding the purchase of this soft case to your purchase of a hardshell case.
Its internal padding is about 10mm thick. So, there’s enough padding to keep your instrument unscratched whatever happens.
Also, CloudMusic didn’t forget to put your convenience into consideration. This bag is really sweet to carry. The straps are backpack style. So you can easily carry this on your shoulders which you’d agree is quite comfortable.
Of course, there’s an accessory pocket on the exterior to store all your little extras as well.
- Several color options available.
- Great fit with instrument.
- Sufficiently padded.
- This is a light duty case not ideal for heavy duty purposes.
10 Tosnail 26 Inch Heavy Duty Ukulele Case
Rounding off with another beautiful soft gig bag, we’re happy to present the Tosnail 26 Inch Heavy Duty Ukulele Case. It’s really beautiful with its lovely print design that attracts anyone. It’s a case for a tenor ukulele as the manufacturer advertises.
As we mentioned, it is a soft gig bag. So, expectedly, the case is cotton. If that gets you scared, not to worry, this is still pretty sturdy. That is, for a soft gig bag, of course. It’s also great to know that the cotton is a high quality material. So, it’s definitely going to last. That one’s for sure.
The cushioning of the ukulele case is also quite plush. It protects your instrument from scratches and crashes. This is a really lovely case from all indications. Of course, the zipper is also heavy duty as well.
There’s an accessory pocket with two carrying handles, also for your convenience. Yeah, one of the carrying handles is a shoulder strap which means that you’d be able to conveniently lug this over on your shoulder.
- Beautiful appearance.
- Plush padding.
- Two carrying handles which include a shoulder strap.
- Accessory pocket for the little extras.
- Reinforced pad for headstock.
- Snug fit.
- Pocket might come a bit tight when your uke is inside.
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Our best case for ukulele today is the YMC Soprano Ukulele Hard-shell Case. It’s a sophisticated piece that comes beautifully constructed. Besides the few minor cosmetic flaws a few customers experienced, we found this case to be perfect. Totally love!