View Poll Results: How many of you play cousins of the uke?

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  • Tiple

    1 11.11%
  • Charango

    2 22.22%
  • Cuatro

    3 33.33%
  • Guitelele

    4 44.44%
  • Cavaquino

    2 22.22%
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Thread: Cousins of the ukuele

  1. #1
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    Default Cousins of the ukuele

    How many of you play one of these instruments? I'm curious.
    Last edited by Nickie; 03-30-2017 at 05:22 AM.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    It isn't on your list of poll options, but I play tenor guitars tuned DGBE, like baritone ukuleles. I think of them as longer-scale, steel string baritone ukuleles. In fact, Rick Turner built me a steel string Compass Rose baritone ukulele that is, for all intents and purposes, a short scale tenor guitar tuned DGBE, but Rick is insistent on calling it a steel string baritone ukulele because DGBE is not traditional tenor guitar tuning.

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    just a uke with strings for cuatro tuning count as a cuatro?
    Current Stable:
    -Ohana TKS-15E Tenor - Eb cuatro
    -Iriguchi Keystone Tenor "Weeble" - Bb, SC SMU
    -Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE, steel string
    -KPK pineapple SLN - GCEA
    -Cocobolo 16" SC#1 - gCEA, SC SLMU
    -Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    -Imua iET - Bb, M600
    -Covered Bridge cuatro pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Once upon a time:
    -RISA Concert Stick
    -Bruko sop. custom #6
    -Lanikai lam hog bari
    -Kala SLNG
    -Bruko bari
    -Gold Tone BUT


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    Sure, Jim, what the heck, you're playing it like a cuatro.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    Sure, Jim, what the heck, you're playing it like a cuatro.
    Alright then. That's one.
    Current Stable:
    -Ohana TKS-15E Tenor - Eb cuatro
    -Iriguchi Keystone Tenor "Weeble" - Bb, SC SMU
    -Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE, steel string
    -KPK pineapple SLN - GCEA
    -Cocobolo 16" SC#1 - gCEA, SC SLMU
    -Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    -Imua iET - Bb, M600
    -Covered Bridge cuatro pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Once upon a time:
    -RISA Concert Stick
    -Bruko sop. custom #6
    -Lanikai lam hog bari
    -Kala SLNG
    -Bruko bari
    -Gold Tone BUT


    Jim's Blog

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    Sorry, none of the above, my other instruments are harmonicas.
    Keith M --> likes a long neck - & being different.....

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    I am musically monogamous. I play with no other instruments. I left my guitar for the ukulele.

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    I've had a lovely guitarlele (Kanile'a GL6), but didn't really get along with the 51mm nut and the six strings, so I sold it because it was too expensive to just collect dust. I have a acoustic parlor guitar (44.5mm nut, which works better for me) that I'd like to learn, but right now I focus on just ukulele. I spread myself too thin if I try to improve with multiple instruments (I think even playing different sizes is disadvantageous, so I do a "just the same uke for a month" self-experiment right now ). I also have a tambourine, a marimba, and various kalimbas, all of which collect dust and I should probably sell them.
    Current main players: Moon Bird concert and Barron River tenor. My other ukes are listed on my profile page.

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    I have a charango and learned a couple of songs right away after receiving it but haven't gotten back to it lately.
    I am the best ukulele player on my block!

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