'The Ukulele Family'
come in four different sizes, but many different shapes and colours and
are mostly tuned to the same notes - A E C and a
are the smallest ukulele and are the size that YOU play!
||Makala 'Dolphin' Soprano Ukulele
||Mahalo Soprano Ukulele
now come with plastic bodies and rounded backs
||Notes: Originally blue in
colour. Custom paint and design with a piezo pick-up fitted! Has
These are not just for
performing with! They feature a longer finger board with more frets.
Therefore you can play higher pitched notes.
||Mahalo 'Les Paul' styled Concert
||Kiwaya thin bodied mahogany Concert
|Notes: A reasonably affordable
instrument with a pickup fitted. Styled after the famous Les
Paul Electric guitar.
||Notes: Imported from Japan
where they are hand made. Incredibly light instrument with a loud,
This is the size of
choice for most adult players. Larger bodied but with the same range of
notes as the Concert Ukulele.
||Ashbury Koa Tenor Ukulele.
||Ashbury 6 String Tenor Ukulele
|Notes: Made from Koa
wood it has a mellow and soft tone. Some tenor players like to
use a metal C string.
||Notes: It has 2 A strings
(tuned the same) and 2 C Strings (tuned an octave apart). Often
fitted with a metal low G string. This model also has a pickup
Baritone ukuleles are the
largest of the ukulele family commonly found.
||Ashbury Koa Baritone Ukulele
|Notes: Often tuned to the top 4 strings
on a guitar E B G D. Can be strung with a metal D and G string.
||Eleuke Mahogany Tenor Electric
|Notes: Because this is an electric
instrument it needs no sound box to produce an acoustic sound.
This ukulele is about 2 cm thick!
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