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Old 06-07-2016, 04:47 PM
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Default Is there such a thing as a uke-guitar?

After discovering the Kala Uke bass (bass the size of a uke) it stands to reason that you might be able to get a guitar-like instrument - i.e. similar range to a guitar if not an exact minature version - also in a uke size factor if you used the right strings.

What kind of thing exists in this space if anything?
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:49 PM
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Kala themselves do the http://www.kalabrand.com/guitars/guitarlele but this isn't quite there really if it's similar to a guitar capoed at the 5th fret as they say.
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Old 06-08-2016, 03:34 AM
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Perhaps a tenor guitar fits this definition- a smallish, four stringed guitar. Usually they are tuned in fifths but no reason you couldn't put them in standard(ish) tuning with the right strings.
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a 4/5 string instrument sounds more likely since it's less 'crowded'; one tuning I wondered about was EADG i.e. the 4 bottom strings of a regular guitar. Get those power chords flowing?!
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:31 AM
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What about a baritone uke - 4 strings tuned the same as the top 4 on a guitar?
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:36 AM
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What about a baritone uke - 4 strings tuned the same as the top 4 on a guitar?
Ah, that's what a baritone uke is. Are they much bigger than a typical uke?
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Old 06-08-2016, 05:16 AM
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They are bigger, yes, but not a whole lot.

I don't know an awful lot about them, but our church's pastor has one. I saw it and asked about it because it was bigger than a uke but had 4 strings only.

Side note: asking about the uke started a discussion which led to me getting back into guitar playing after a 25 year absence

Edit: https://ukuguides.com/guides/the-ukulele-buying-guide/
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:56 AM
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The Yamaha 21" scale JR1 pretty much fits the bill and is dirt cheap.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guita...ni-folk-guitar

I have a low tuned mandolin that I built based on the baratone uke body size, but that's an 8 string instrument.
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Old 06-08-2016, 01:08 PM
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You are probably thinking about a "Guitalele" - most decent guitar stores should have one or more in stock.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitalele
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:49 AM
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Just saw this today - may be worth having a look, smaller than a parlour:

http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...d.php?t=432602
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Old 06-09-2016, 08:16 AM
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The little Yamaha GL-1 has proved quite popular... 6-string tenor Uke. I play mine all the time.

Cordoba also makes their "Mini" series... Pretty much a full-sized classical neck on a small body.
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Old 06-09-2016, 08:40 AM
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I believe there are a few co's that make 6 string Ukulele.

Here's one that can be tuned like a guitar…although not inexpensive.

https://www.musiccymbals.com/product...enor-ukuleles/

Here's a video of Daniel Ho playing one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zlq...BC1327540EC08D
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:20 PM
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This fits the bill, but not exactly common.

http://antebelluminstruments.blogspo...e-ukulele.html
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:23 AM
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The Baritone Ukulele fits the bill the closest, oh what a sound. On my wish list!
The tenors are lovely. We have sixes and eights.
Something about a Guitalele just sets me wrong - I tried.

Check these out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBwKGrFEY7A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3yc7dp1EsQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9o8_KaDHZs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLpni0yq2xs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx5NoDQ3qSk Yes, I want an eight
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:51 AM
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A Terz guitar kind of gets you there

https://youtu.be/PakZ2kRSpLo
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