I don't know if you've heard of it (it's kind of self-explainatory) but it's pretty much a banjo with 4 strings! It sounds like a banjo but its chords are similar to the ukulele. So, basically, COOLEST INSTRUMENT EVAR! I WANT ONE!
"Joberst" I've always wanted one, but they're pretty expensive from what I've seen.
In my city, you can't even buy one. They don't sell it anywhere. So darn! But of course the money issue stinks!
I actually found one this weekend at the local Sam Ash. It was a soprano size, I don't remember the name, but it was $329.
I've also seen them on Amazon. They have a few different brands, the one I can remember was Oscar Schmidt which was around $279. They got so-so reviews, so I'm not certain about them.
I wanted a banjolele and couldnt afford one. So I built one. Which was a piece of junk. So I built another one. Which was slightly better. Then another one. On my fifth attempt I built a banjolele that I am quite happy with. There are a few secrets to learn about them, such as how to sort out the scale length, tambourine size (yes its pretty much just a tambourine with a neck attached to it) and string selection.
I was quite disappointed after I finished building my banjolele, because now I had nothing to build. So over a period of time I built a black flying v ukulele with a piezo pickup, a green stratocaster, a black explorer with a high output humbucker and steel strings, a tin can ukulele (or two) and am now half way through a dean ml build. I get bored easily; after I have worked out how to do something I quickly become disinterested in it- its like climbing the same mountain twice. With uke builds though they can be as complex as you want them to be; there are all sorts of things to consider such as instrument playability and dynamics, size, electronics, wood selection, paint choice and application and end use.
Check out this page: https://circuitsandstrings.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/wave-electric-ukulele/
Hey, no they arent mine. I have followed Daniel for a couple of years now. He has gone into acoustic instruments where I have stayed with electric. There is another dude who calls himself king uke who has built a couple.
They are worth the time to build - if you have the time. You will likely stuff up the first few (as I did) because you are a beginner (just like anything). I will try to upload a photo.