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    Default Yamaha GL-1 Guitalele tuning.

    Just bought a Yamaha GL-1 which they call a guitalele but is proberly just a kids guitar rebranded to sell to uke fans like me. I thought it would be good to practice guitar skills whilst sitting on the lounge at night, like I usually do with my ukes, very Homer Simpson like.
    Anyway does anyone know what to tune each of the six strings to? Shop suggested something but sounds pretty average.

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    Its just like a uke but with A and D up top, ADGCEA.

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    Holdin Coffee hit the nail on the head. Congrats on the new acquisition! I would love to get my hands on one (not available in the US). It's definitely not a rebranded kids guitar...check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Oinl2kltc
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    Quote Originally Posted by KC8AFW View Post
    Holdin Coffee hit the nail on the head. Congrats on the new acquisition! I would love to get my hands on one (not available in the US). It's definitely not a rebranded kids guitar...check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Oinl2kltc
    Wow, that is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa82 View Post
    Wow, that is awesome!
    I play just like that...until the alarm clock wakes me up.
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    Its definitely not a toy. Before I got a uke, I considering ordering one from Canada (about $100 US plus $30 shipping). I also make semi-regular business trips to Canada, so I thought about just bringing one one home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC8AFW View Post
    Holdin Coffee hit the nail on the head. Congrats on the new acquisition! I would love to get my hands on one (not available in the US). It's definitely not a rebranded kids guitar...check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Oinl2kltc
    He really is fantastic. His Guitalele is not stock, however. He has a preamp on the top rear bout, which means there's a pickup in there somewhere. I remember seeing a video of it being professionally setup, too, which is reasonable, seeing as he has played the Montreaux Jazz Festival.

    So be prepared for your new Guitalele to sound a little different from the videos.
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    I got a good deal. I was only going in to get one of those cheap $25 ukes for my daughter for christmas and saw the guitalele at $125. Got them both for $130 so was stoked.
    Tuned it up as recommended here, thanks everyone, and been really enjoying practising my skills whilst kicking back. I still suck though.

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    Where would you get string sets for it?
    Kala KA-ASLAT - Worth CT
    Lanikai LQA-TCA - Worth CT
    Ohana CK-50GS - Worth BM
    Ohana CK-75GS - Worth BM
    1952 Harmony Soprano
    Luna TTN-MAH - Worth BT
    Eleuke FTCJ100 - Worth CT
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    Ohana SK-25Z - Worth CM

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    The GL-1 uses regular classical guitar strings. You just cut them to size.

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