201The retro-cool ukulele is currently having another moment in the sun. Not since Elvis strummed one in Blue Hawaii in the `60s, has the tiny stringed instrument had such a groovy image. Get your kids in on the action by visiting Dusty Strings, the acoustic music shop in Fremont, where a new batch of colorful Mahalo ukes is waiting.

The folks at Dusty Strings say the maple-wood instruments make sweet gifts for young ones; they come in green, black, purple, orange and powder pink (from $29.95 each). Best pick up a copy of The Complete Ukulele Course for Kids DVD, too ($29.99). Unless your child has natural born talent akin to The King, that is.

Dusty Strings
3406 Fremont Ave. N
between N 34th and N 35th Sts.
206.634.1662

Mon.-Sat. 10 am -6 pm; Sun. 12 -5 pm