Ukulele- Guitar is the ideal instrument for the indecisive guitarist or uke player. Ukuleles are generally made of wood, though variants have been composed partially or entirely of plastic or other materials. These instruments usually have four strings, some strings may be paired in courses, giving the instrument a total of six or eight strings (primarily for greater strumming volume.) The strings themselves were originally made of catgut. Instruments with 6 or 8 strings in four courses are often called taropatches, or taropatch ukuleles.