If you are looking for something just a little different from the ordinary, and want to mix it up with a new sound, this is your beast! Gorgeous solid spruce top tone-wood, ovangkol back and sides, with a sweet tone and playability that will set you apart in a crowd. It has a baritone ukulele look, feel, and sound with the tuning of a guitar (4 steps up) and your choice of 6 nylon or steel strings. Sounds like a ukulele and/or classical guitar, but plays like a regular guitar. This guitalele's low action and closer frets makes it ideal and offers ease of play for beginners and pros alike. I personally added a guitalele to my line up of instruments for my live gigs along with a ukulele and my 6 steel string guitar. I get comments from the crowd EVERY time on what an amazing sound this produces. Also the size is very convenient if you are a traveling musician. Can be tuned to E or A. We recommend to tune to A as this is the traditional guitalele tuning it was designed for. Also to avoid a possible additional set-up for proper neck tension. If you want to tune to E please let us know before we ship.
*4th step higher than a regular guitar (same as putting a capo on the 5th fret of a guitar). *Perfect as a travel guitar because of the size, but has the tone and quality to be your every day go to instrument.
Top wood: Solid Spruce
Back, and sides: Layered Ovangkol
Overall Length: 31 3/8
Body Length: 14"
Scale length: 20.5 inches
Upper Bout: 7 5/8
Lower Bout: 10 1/8
Body Depth (at lower bout): 3 1/8
Body Depth (at upper bout): 2 7/8
Waist width (narrowest part): 6 3/4
Width of neck (Beginning of neck): 2 1/4 Width of neck (at nut): 1 7/8
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Nylon string version:
nut width: 1 7/8
12th fret neck width: 2 1/4
NEW steel string version:
Steel string version: (overall thinner neck)
nut width: 1 11/16
12th fret neck width: 2"
This one is modeled after our 31" SSG-03 nylon string guitalele, but has a little bit more narrow neck and is equipped with steel strings instead of nylon. The binding cream with a double line vs the fishbone nylon version. This model can be tuned E to E (traditional guitar tuning) or A to A (4 steps up from traditional guitar tuning).
The perfect travel guitar, and also equipped for the stage with electronics. Highly recommend for your arsenal!