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Author Topic: Yamaha Introduces Guitar-Ukulele  (Read 3408 times)

BadjerJim

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Yamaha Introduces Guitar-Ukulele
« on: May 21, 2012, 02:17:37 PM »
Now for sale in the USA.  A uke-size guitar! Retail price $140

The Yamaha website is here:
http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/guitars-basses/miniguitars/gl1/?mode=model

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Re: Yamaha Introduces Guitar-Ukulele
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 02:26:20 PM »
Interesting Jim, thanks. From the site:

"A unique mini 6-string nylon guitar that is sized like a baritone ukulele (17 scale) and plays like a standard tune guitar."

FWIW one of the guys in our ukelele band plays a uke with 8 strings, and one of the ladies plays one with 6 strings. The 8-string guy sat behind me at practice last week, and that instrument sounds much more a guitar than a uke.
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Re: Yamaha Introduces Guitar-Ukulele
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 10:41:31 AM »
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.. one of the guys in our ukelele band plays a uke with 8 strings, and one of the ladies plays one with 6 strings.

I've come to learn that the 8-string and 6-string ukes are known as 'taro patch' ukes.
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Re: Yamaha Introduces Guitar-Ukulele
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2012, 11:05:43 AM »
About ten years ago I bought a mini Flying V guitar. It was about the size of a large uke. Very cool and easy to play.

http://www.overstock.com/Gifts-Flowers/Flying-V-Electric-3-4-Junior-Guitar-Kit/4425186/product.html?cid=123620
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Re: Yamaha Introduces Guitar-Ukulele
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 08:54:58 PM »
Gold Tone has a half scale guitar that looks like a mandolin, but plays like a guitar. Other decent quality starter instruments also.  They even have a give-away that you can enter now at http://www.goldtone.com/ . Maybe you'll win one!

http://www.goldtone.com/products/details/w/instrument/459/GM-6+
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