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Five Interesting String Instruments Found Around Town

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5. A vintage Martin ukelele from the 1920s ($1200).

Perhaps it's the semi-recent fad of YouTube darlings like Zooey Deschanel sporting these cute little stringed things, but according to the clerks at Music Brokers (420 North Central Avenue; 602-230-7777), ukeleles have been selling like crazy lately.

We can't guarantee that you'll suddenly go over a friggin' rainbow with magical, charismatic crooning skills after dropping the massive dime on this little beauty, but the tone and looks alone will certainly gain you plenty of hipster points in our book.

'Cuz we're keeping count.

Watch out.

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