I think you will practice more (the point of his article) if you’ve got a little knock-about uke that you take with you everywhere, and you don’t care if it’s out in the sun or the sand or the rain.
Do you need the most expensive ukulele? Turns out it's PLAYING the ukulele that makes me happy. Not the ukulele itself.
Do you need to spend a lot of money to get a great ukulele? Let's compare super cheap ukes to the super expensive ones.