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Ukulele • Design: Guitar style ukulele • Colour / Finish: Natural • Back / Sides: Meranti • Top: Spruce • Fretboard: Rosewood • Neck: Nato • Tuning: A, d, g, c, e', a' • Scale Length: 433 mm • Nut Width: 48 mm • Accessories: Gigbag • GL-1 Guitalele 6-string from Yamaha Features: Small Quarter sized guitar Measurements 450 mm Mahogany back and sides Spruce top Incl. gigbag 17" scale 18 frets In January 1997, Yamaha Corporation came out with the GL-1 Guitalele. A guitalele (sometimes spelt guitarlele) is a guitar-ukulele hybrid, that is, "a 1/4 size" guitar, crossed with a classical guitar and a tenor ukulele. The guitalele combines the portability of a ukulele, due to its small size, with the six single strings and resultant chord possibilities of a classical guitar. The guitalele is variously marketed (and used ) as a travel guitar or children's guitar. A guitalele is the size of a ukulele, and is played like a bass pitched up to “A” (that is, up a 4th, or like a guitar with a capo on the fifth fret). This gives it tuning of ADGCEA, with the top four strings tuned like a low G ukulele.
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