About 6 years ago, my mother-in-law gave me an old ukulele they had gotten on a visit to Hawaii.   Being a guitar/bass player, I was instantly drawn to this tiny little thing.  Unfortunately, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get it tuned correctly and it would never stay in tune.  Fortunately, though, this started me down a life-long obsession with all things ukulele-related.