I've started playing acoustic guitar nearly a month ago and make good signs of progress and most importantly really enjoy it. I am studying in London but will be going home for Christmas (if Covid allows me to) by plane and thus it would be too expensive to bring my acoustic guitar with me. I started wondering whether it would be a good idea to also get myself a ukulele which I could take with me over the Christmas holidays (+- 3 weeks). I thought that if I am home for that long without taking my guitar I might get out of practice and was wondering if it would be an option to practice on the ukulele.
The question however is, do you think that after only playing the guitar for nearly a month (I know the main chords and can play about 5 songs), it is too early to get myself a ukulele? Do you think there is a risk that I might mix up chords and strings and thus not make any progress on either of the instruments? Or do you think it is a good idea to learn how to play the ukulele alongside the guitar? Could playing the ukulele alongside the guitar maybe even complement my "skills"?
Maybe any of you has made the experience, please let me know.