It's sweet as all hell. It's teeny, black and gleaming and looks like my big black gleaming Fender acoustic's sweet little baby! And so it is. I love it.
This little dude makes me unreasonably happy. I'm so glad I never got one before! It's this one.
The strings on a uke are of course, very differently strung and tuned. There are four of them, four strings. And they're tuned all crazy! I'm used to top string deepest, and then progressing higher right on down - each string down higher than the one above. These strings are strung with the two highest strings on the bottom and top, and the deepest two in the middle. When you strum it, the sound produced, the chime - there's a ghostly ache of happiness to the way the chord comes together.
But I'm starting from scratch, too, because none of my guitar-proven burned-in muscle-memory fretwork works on this new tiny landscape. My fingers must make strange shapes. I'm busy figuring them out.
These two sites have been invaluable:
* SHEEP ENTERTAINMENT : UKULELE CHORDFINDER
* Online Ukulele Tuner
I really only have one song I'd think would need or like a ukulele on it. I'm transposing "Your Grim Stevedores." Who knows - if it works incredibly well, maybe I'll start writing for the uke! I bet "Picture Postcard" would fly.