The ukulele is a Hawaiian string instrument from the guitar family. The name ukulele roughly translates to jumping flea. The quick work of fingers flying across the fretboard is believed to have inspired the name. Popularized by King David Kalakaua, the instrument is linked to traditional Hawaiian culture. Since it infiltrated the mainstream decades ago, the ukulele has remained a part of our culture as modern artists, from Eddie Vedder to Amanda Palmer, have implemented it in their work. Musical Instruments offers a wide variety of ukuleles for sale, from beginner ukes to high-quality instruments that will lead to a lifetime of fun. When you start your search for the perfect uke, whether you’re looking for yourself or a gift for someone else, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind to get the best ukulele for your needs.