I just bought an inexpensive Ukulele — the model is Aklot Concert Ukulele — I bought one for my niece as it sounded so good.

I am having a problem with tuning. When I try to tune the C string, the tuner goes from B to D and does not even show C. Why is this happening?

Is Aklot a good beginner brand?

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    It's probably the tuner causing an issue and not the instrument. What tuner are you using? You might be using a guitar tuner that only shows the notes for guitar standard tuning (EADGBe).
    – Edward
    Nov 5, 2023 at 18:17
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    We need to know exactly which tuner you are using, before proffering a sensible answer. It will be the tuner with the problem, not the uke.
    – Tim
    Nov 5, 2023 at 18:32
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    Try and find a manual for your tuner. like Edward said it is probably set to guitar but it may have other modes you can switch to. Either a chromatic mode or a ukelele mode in C will work. Nov 6, 2023 at 6:04
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    I’d like to add that if these comments have not given you a satisfactory answer to your question then you should edit it and post specific information on your tuner, the brand, model and perhaps a photo. Nov 7, 2023 at 18:52

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The problem is with the tuner. As was mentioned in the comments, first see if your tuner will tune any notes other than EADGBE; if not, then it's a guitar tuner and won't tune a ukulele; get a chromatic tuner. You could also try to count 4 frets towards the bridge on the C string and tune to an E.

You can also try clipping the tuner to different places on the peghead; sometimes, overtones can overwhelm a tuner.

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