10 ukulele performances that showcase its surprising versatility

Jake Shimabukuro
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Since it went from a pillar of jazz to a largely mass-produced plastic instrument manufactured by the millions in the '40s, '50s and '60s, the ukulele has been on the receiving end of a fair share of scorn from guitarists. This criticism though, isn't terribly fair.

In defense of the ukulele, we here at Guitar World have collected 10 videos that show the versatility and usefulness of this lovely four-stringed instrument. 

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