One of the most popular instruments to learn with groups popping up everywhere is the ukulele. Why? Because it is fun and easy! The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of the Portuguese machete, a small guitar-like instrument, which was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, mainly from Madeira and the Azores. But you don't have to go that far to get one for yourself. We keep a variety of ukes in stock right here in Payson!