I have a house guest for a few days: A Tahitian #ukulele. It's carved from a single piece of wood, and strung traditionally with nylon fishing line.
Sadly the bridge is glued on at the wrong position, so the intonation is way off beyond the 5th fret, but it works fine for simple chords.
My favorite feature is that covering the sound hole at the back can create a wha-wha effect. Just takes a third hand to do so.
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