ukeWhen I was a kid my brother saved up enough money ($12) to buy a ukulele and I have been jealous ever since. I was never a good saver for one thing, and he never let me play the ukulele. Well, I may have the last laugh, I found this “My Ukulele: four strings for Fun” kit at Brooklyn 5&10. It is slightly more than $12 and you do have to put it together, but that could be fun, right?

“The ukulele is the famous four-string Hawaiian guitar that has been played by the likes of George Harrison, Eric Clapton and many of us as kids! Recently, the ukulele is enjoying renewed interest because playing one is just fun. This unfinished wood Ukulele kit makes assembling your own custom ukulele easy to do. The body is assembled-—you add the neck and strings. The “uke” can be decorated painted, or stained in any fashion. Assembly requires sand paper, glue, kraft knife, screw driver and a few hours. When complete, the ukulele is standard soprano size (10” body, 21” over all length). So make your own “mele” and friends will say ‘hana ho’!”