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Martin 3K Professional Ukulele
String instrument
Classification String instrument (plucked, nylon stringed instrument uisually played wi the bare thumb an/or fingertips, or a felt pick)
Hornbostel–Sachs classification321.322
(Composite chordophone)
Developed19th century
Relatit instruments

The ukulele (frae Hawaiian: ʻukulele [ˈʔukuˈlɛlɛ], OO-KOO-le-le; an aa ukelele)[1] whiles abbreviatit tae uke, is a member o the guitar faimily o instruments; it generally employs fower nylon or gut strings or fower courses o strings.[2]

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  1. "ukulele". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. (Subscription or UK public leebrar membership required.)
  2. Erich M. von Hornbostel & Curt Sachs, "Classification of Musical Instruments: Translated from the Original German by Anthony Baines and Klaus P. Wachsmann." The Galpin Society Journal 14, 1961: 3-29.