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Old 04-19-2018, 09:22 AM
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Default Six strings but ukulele size

My Cordoba Mini is about the size of a baritone ukulele -- that is, 30 1/2" long, 20 1/8" scale. I got to wondering if there was such a thing as a six-string instrument about the size of a tenor, concert, or soprano ukulele -- 26", 23", and 20" long, give or take.

The Cordoba Guilele is 27 1/2" long, 17" scale -- tenor uke size. The 1/4 size Cordoba Protege is 31 3/4" long, 18 7/8" scale -- baritone size.

Anyone know of any instrument (not a toy) with six strings that's closer to concert or even soprano uke size?
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:25 AM
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Tenor size:
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...n-pore-natural
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:52 PM
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I think that most 6-strings nowadays are built in tenor size. Ohana has an interesting series of multi string ukuleles in both tenor and concert size:

https://ohana-music.com/product-cate.../multi-string/
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Old 04-20-2018, 08:31 AM
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Default Kala has a guitarlele too

Three tenor-size models -- mahogany, koa with solid spruce top, and koa/spruce electric. Affordable, too.
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:12 AM
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I think the OP is interested in a guitalele, which is strung like a guitar and tuned
A/D/G/C/E/A. Six-string ukuleles are often strung G/C/c/E/a/A or sometimes the Cs and As are in unison. For guitaleles, the Yamaha is also a popular choice:

https://ca.yamaha.com/en/products/mu.../gl/index.html
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:48 PM
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Gold Tone has their 6 string Mando thing


That'd be nice and small.
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Old 06-29-2018, 11:27 PM
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Check out this custom Pepe Romero Tiny Tenor “guilele”:

https://vimeo.com/276077094?ref=em-share

I think the sound is spectacular.

Romero Creations, Pepe’s production line, offers an affordable guilele.

Both Jay Lichty and John S. Kinnard build “Kiku’s” which can be built on tenor (17-19 scale) or baritone (19-20 scale).
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They are getting hard to find and when you do find them they are pricey
But the cool factor is off the charts

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Sorry, a little off topic, but it may be of interest. I have a 5 string ukulele, strung gG/C/E/A. The 'gG' string pair (similar to a 12 string guitar) are an octave apart.

Kala KA ATP5 CTG 5 String Tenor. Acacia, with cedar top. Sounds great and I like it a lot.

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Old 07-11-2018, 09:41 AM
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Sorry, a little off topic, but it may be of interest. I have a 5 string ukulele, strung gG/C/E/A. The 'gG' string pair (similar to a 12 string guitar) are an octave apart.

Kala KA ATP5 CTG 5 String Tenor. Acacia, with cedar top. Sounds great and I like it a lot.

Don
Yes, these 5 strings are perfect for those who can't decide whether to go low-G or re-entrant too.
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:01 PM
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Yes, these 5 strings are perfect for those who can't decide whether to go low-G or re-entrant too.
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Actually, my purchase was not the result of indecision, but rather a conscious decision to have the best of both worlds without having to swap out instruments. I could easily have strung one of my ukuleles with a low G if I wanted to go that route.

The 5 string with the 'gG' lead-in preserves the re-entrant sound when strummed, whether fully or in part. And the extra 'G' gives the instrument a fuller overall sound.

Also allows me some options like using my index fingernail to pick only the 'G' string and not both 'gG'. Thus I can fully play an intro to "Ghost Riders in the Sky" in A-minor by plucking upward for just the single A note on the G-string to start it up, or even both the 'aA' plucked downward by my thumbnail for the extra sound boost.

Besides, as an almost lifelong 12 string guitar player (at least during my guitar-playing portion of over 50 years), most people who don't play guitar don't really know what a 12 string sounds like and don't care about it either. That applies to both electric and acoustic 12 strings and whether strummed or picked. So I can play my 5 string ukulele and pick notes on that 'gG' string and few would notice unless they were players or exceptional listeners. And if I had just picked 2 different strings an octave apart, would any listener be able to tell the difference?

As you can kind of gather, I like the sound of a 12 string and I like even more the sound of a note played with it's octave at the same time. So I have no problem freely picking notes on that 'gG' string pair. And I always use only my fingernails to play (pick) all my stringed instruments.

My other ukuleles are strung re-entrant. Since I play guitar, I decided I didn't need a ukulele with a 'G' string or a baritone ukulele.

Also in the six string ukulele category, there is such a thing as a six string ukulele. I believe it doubles the C and A strings. Don't know if the doubling is in octave or unison, or one of each type. And they do make 8 string ukuleles too. Might get one someday.

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Old 07-31-2018, 11:56 AM
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I think the OP is interested in a guitalele, which is strung like a guitar and tuned
A/D/G/C/E/A. Six-string ukuleles are often strung G/C/c/E/a/A or sometimes the Cs and As are in unison. For guitaleles, the Yamaha is also a popular choice:

https://ca.yamaha.com/en/products/mu.../gl/index.html
I have a Yamaha Guitalele which is great apart from the strings being too close together for my fat fingers. Just like playing guitar with capo on 5th but I could do with one with neck width similar to guitar from 5th fret onwards.

Maybe a project........
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