Ukuleles are a little slice of magic. Whether soprano, concert, tenor, or baritone, they make for fun and easy playing, though like any instrument a masterful musician can make them do extraordinary things.

If you want some further reading, Marion Jacobson’s Atlantic Article “The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Ukulele” (2015) provides an interesting on the subject of the instrument (

Gisa Jähnichen goes into greater depth on the subject in “The History of the Ukulele ‘Is Today,’” from the 2017 book A Distinctive Voice in the Antipodes: Essays in Honour of Stephen A. Wild edited by Kristy Gillespie, Sally Treloyn and Don Niles and published by the ANU Press of the Austrualian National University ( Jähnichen’s reference list provides for an even greater range of reading.

Of course, the most fun with a ukulele involves playing one (or several). Guitar Tex stocks a range of instruments from Ohana, Magic Fluke, KoAloha, Kremona, and more — and we can special order instruments including Martin’s line of ukuleles.