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    Because I have no experience with small guitars, was wondering what would be a percentage in degradation of sound vs. a regular size guitar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ampeep View Post
    Because I have no experience with small guitars, was wondering what would be a percentage in degradation of sound vs. a regular size guitar?
    Might be a better question for the Acoustic Guitar Forum as you'll get a wider spectrum of views there, but from what I understand it cannot be generalized and depends on how it is built. There'll be a stronger focus on the mids, so less boom and a bit more clarity, which can cut through dreadnoughts better.
    Current main players: Moon Bird concert and Barron River tenor. My other ukes are listed on my profile page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mheuter View Post
    Hi, first time here. I have been learning on both nylon and steel full sized guitar and am drawn to a small(er) guitar, not a ukulele but a travel guitar. There is a Cordoba that's been mentioned here, equally an Ibanez (steel). I like the idea of a wide-ish neck, any suggestions? Thank you (btw, based in the UK). Martin
    Hi, you may want to check out the Pono small terz guitar. They have a couple of different model #'s like UL-40SP. Steel strings. String scale is 21.4" Nut width is slightly wider than standard. They make a nice quality guitar, which sometimes is harder to find in a small model. You can check out the specs on ponoguitar.com

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    I have a 3/4 guitar by Cordoba The sound is good, not as deep as my full sized classical but fairly loud. The only issue I have with it, is that the fingerboard is narrower than the full sized classical. This is no different than going from uke to guitar, only it's six strings and wider than a uke, of course.

    It's much lighter and narrower and smaller than my full sized guitar and easy to carry around. I've been keeping it in my office at work to be able to play at lunchtime (office has a door, I know, I know, hate me, you cube-farm folks) and it's convenient yet the sound is very full.

    As you'd expect, it's laminate and not solid wood at the price, but it's rather enjoyable. If I were camping and carrying backpack, hiking in, I'd take it over any full size guitar.
    Ukes: Mainland mahogany tenor, Eleuke Tenor Solid Cutaway Sunburst
    Guitars: Yamaha GS-90, Marcario flamenco negra, Cordoba Protege 3/4

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    Weerpool
    What Guitar is this you are showing?, cant see the name, looks great, thanks J&C
    Last edited by uke-a-little; 04-24-2017 at 08:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weerpool View Post

    Is this a E to E guitar tuning? How long is the neck? Just curious how is this comparing to the cordoba mini?
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    I think what Weerpool is showing is Linda Manzer's "Little Manzer". From what I understand, this is an Alto Guitar (about the scale length of a Tenor Ukulele), but tuned like most Guitaleles to A-A instead of E-E, and she makes them both for nylon and steel strings. Very nice, but the last one I saw was priced in the five digits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakelele View Post
    I think what Weerpool is showing is Linda Manzer's "Little Manzer". From what I understand, this is an Alto Guitar (about the scale length of a Tenor Ukulele), but tuned like most Guitaleles to A-A instead of E-E, and she makes them both for nylon and steel strings. Very nice, but the last one I saw was priced in the five digits.



    It's a guitarlele. Nice.
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    Is the stagg ukg-20 any good? Seeing it for 90usd shipped from ebay/butler music with gigbag. 17" scale and 48mm nut. Kind of ends up being a yamaha gl1 copy with a fractionally wider nut.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stagg-UKG20-...-/391244078152
    In order of play time: Lanikai LU21P, Lanikai LU21B, Islander MT4, Martin OXK, Rubin Sopranino, Yellow Burst Dolphin, Schoenhut PT5400

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