A world-famous instrument synonymous with Hawaiian culture, this is the four-stringed ukulele and instructional DVD that teaches beginners to become proficient players. At 21" long, it is a standard length ukulelethe original size of the instrument that grew in popularity in Hawaii after it was introduced by 19th-century Portuguese settlers. Crafted with a solid linden top, neck, back, and sides, with a rosewood bridge, it is tuned as a soprano ukulele to G-C-E-A using nylon strings. The slender rosewood fingerboard and nickel frets provide easy handling and chording while the tuning pegs tune smoothly and accurately. Ralph "King of the Ukulele" Shaw instructs beginners how to tune, strum, and perform basic chords, then demonstrates how to play in jig time and perform rolls, triplets, and syncopated split strokes. Includes chord chart and soft-sided storage case. 21" L x 6 1/2" W x 2 1/2" D. (1 3/4 lbs.)
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