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Dusepo
01-11-2016, 10:45 AM
Ever seen a 'Sanlele'? It's a recent Japanese invention created to be a hybrid between a uke and a sanshin:
http://thehawaiiherald.com/2014/08/sanshin-ukulele-sanlele/872848728387282

PhilUSAFRet
01-11-2016, 11:02 AM
Looks cool, but don't see much "lele" in it. 3 strings, not same scale, long neck. Maybe a uke scale and 4 strings are coming. Thanks for sharing.

Jim Hanks
01-11-2016, 01:40 PM
From my quick reading, the sanshin has no frets, but apparently the sanlele does have frets in a diatonic scale. Adding a fourth string would kinda defeat the purpose. Looks kind of like an Eastern dulcimer to me. I'm not looking any closer - don't want to start up a bout of SAS. :p