I got carried away one day with the "plastic ukulele" mojo and "accidently" bought one on eBay. So I decided to sent it to my grandson Caden Andrew West over in Indianapolis, Indiana. During his visit he showed me that he is definitely a "showman" and can turn up the entertainment level. He can strum like crazy, dance and sing songs! He can even do the running ukulele slide.
His other Grandfather Bruce Boutwell's father was a songwriter and traveled with a Martin baritone ukulele. I got to see the uke on a trip back to visit and unfortunately the uke had some long cracks in the body. Perhaps we can get Bruce to share some knowledge about his father's work.