My moms a preschool teacher. She went to samash to buy schoolroom instruments....recorders, egg shakers and such. So she knows I play the bass and knows they have 4 strings, so she bought me this because she said it's adorable: I don't play the ukulele so this is all new to me. It's a kala pocket ukulele. Apparently the smallest uke on the market. Here one for perspective: She legitimately thought ukuleles are small basses. She also thinks that yahoo is the internet, because that's the launch page i set up for her on her browser. She's a sweet lady.