So, the usual 'what to get the grandchildren for Christmas' discussions have resulted in eldest granddaughter (8 1/2 years), announcing that she's been learning ukulele at school and would like one of her own to practice on at home. Please don't judge her, she is young and doesn't understand.............................. Anyways, on the basis that she lives far enough away not to bother me when she's plucking the thing, and that anything musical (musical?), is to be encouraged, I've agreed to seek out a suitable instrument. My problem is, I don't actually know what a common or garden ukulele is. My local shop has concert, tenor and soprano models and, likely, others as well. What is generally recognised as being 'a ukulele'.