THIS IS THE CUTEST THING. This wonderful gift from the neighbor is a musical instrument once again. I made a bridge from a scrap of ebony and a piece of buffalo bone, put some lovely Aurora concert strings on it, and sure enough it makes music. The scale length is identical to that of a concert uke, so I used concert strings. I first put on four with a re-entrant high G. It sounded OK but kind of weak Then I added a low g string, so the first pair are an octive apart. That added greatly to the sound. That is where it is now. I will double some more of these strings in the coming days as I play with this pretty and interesting "little guitar". Maybe it needs metal strings and Mandolin tuning but I don't know how to play a mandolin so I am trying to bring it into the ukulele world. It is not bad now, I think if I add more strings it will become a great little strummer. If nothing else, it cuter than heck and chubby as can be.