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#1 OFFLINE   Stu74

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:32 AM

Every time i go away on holiday i really miss my guitar so i have been looking for a little travel guitar.I just wonderd if anyone here has got a guitalale.I was also wondering about new strings for it.I would guess that it just has regular nylon strings cut short.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:53 PM

I bought a Baby Taylor to use while traveling in our coach and used it for a while but for me it didn't work very well.
I have these bit fat sausage fingers and it just felt awkward to me. The tone was also a bit on the timid size but for a small guitar it was ok.
I know people love these little things but it just didn't work out for me.

Tacoma makes a guitar called the Papoose which qualifies as a guitalele. They were a great little guitar but since Fender bought them out
and moved them back east I don't know what they are like now.
Yamaha also makes a guitalele although I have never seen one of them.
If it's tourist season why can't you hunt them?

#3 OFFLINE   Stu74

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:37 AM

It is a yamaha G1 that i was thinking of buying.Did you tune your guitalale exactly like a guitar ie E,A,D,G,B,E or did you tune it like a guitar with a capo on the 5th fret?

#4 OFFLINE   gasbag

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:16 PM

I tuned it to A D G C E A, the 5th fret tuning. It is a rather pleasant sound.
There are a lot of guitalele videos on Youtube to listen to.
Some pretty darn good players too.
If it's tourist season why can't you hunt them?

#5 OFFLINE   Stu74

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:32 PM

I have been watching people playing them on youtube and i have to say they do look good fun.A guy i work with once brought his uke in and i played with it for hours i couldnt put it down.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:42 PM

Stu,

I don't know if this will help or not, but I saw this on this travel guitar on YouTube.



Mike

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:43 PM

Thats a really neat instrument.
Nothin sweeter than the sound of music comin out of a 6 string box - EZ me Music / ASCAP "Music is a social act of communication, a gesture of friendship,the strongest there is"-Malcolm Arnold

#8 OFFLINE   Stu74

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:39 PM

that looks like a good option.Thanks Mike





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