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Camsuke
08-01-2018, 09:21 PM
I recently purchased a Yamaha GL1 Guitalele for my granddaughter. At under $100 delivered they represent great value for money & real bang for bucks. The 17" scale length is a little bit cramped for an adult but should be well suited for youngsters to learn the basics on. I fitted some new Savarez 520 R strings, gave it an expedited setup and installed an LR Baggs Five.0 pickup, then decided to modified the bridge to a "string through" design & buffed & polished the fingerboard to make it nice and smooth :D It's now a great little instrument & lots of fun to play :D




http://youtu.be/feU3ONWj3TI

robinboyd
08-01-2018, 09:25 PM
Hi Cambell, it looks like we are all get guitaleles this week. I don't suppose you have the tabs for that tune handy do you? It would be a good one for me to get my head around the extra two strings (don't go out of your way, though. I feel bad because I've put your beautifully tabbed Westworld Theme on the back-burner for a while).

robinboyd
08-01-2018, 09:44 PM
Thanks. I was watching the embedded video, so I missed that. This is exciting!

Lapyang
08-02-2018, 02:38 AM
Under $100 delivered, what a great bargain! It maybe the GL1, or maybe it's your playing, but it sounded great.

mkatz
08-02-2018, 11:29 AM
Great playing Campbell! I just ordered a Kinnard Kiku and bought a Cordoba Mini O CE to hold me over while I wait. I have it tuned in C and am thinking I will do the same with the Kiku. What tuning and strings did you use on your Kiku?

Mitch

Ukulele Eddie
08-02-2018, 02:20 PM
Lucky granddaughter!

That's the thing with strong playing, you can make it all sound sooo good. Well done!

Jim Hanks
08-02-2018, 02:58 PM
I fitted some new Savarez 520 R strings, gave it an expedited setup and installed an LR Baggs Five.0 pickup, then decided to modified the bridge to a "string through" design & buffed & polished the fingerboard to make it nice and smooth
Sweet! How much do you charge for that service, Campbell? :p

Jim Hanks
08-02-2018, 05:13 PM
Ha, ha, Jim, very cheap rates, I'll be happy with the occasional cuddle! :D
I was thinking of sending you one to do the work,but I better pass. :biglaugh:

Jo3x
08-02-2018, 07:49 PM
Nice!

I've subscribed your YouTube channel. Please keep posting the good stuffs.

kaizersoza
08-03-2018, 04:34 AM
I bought the Donner Guitalele, the strings it came with were poor so I swapped them out for a set of D'dario classical guitar strings, sounds lovely now, I paid 52 for it and I think 6 for the strings, it came with a plethora of freebies, a decent case, a cloth, a tuner and a few other bits and pieces, great buy
Also if you type Jim's Guitalele Songbook into Google there is a 2000+ songbook there already transposed for Guitalele, he has Ukulele, Guitar and Mando as well, all for education purposes of course

Mezcalero
08-03-2018, 11:50 AM
Soon you'll be building an instrument from scratch :) Excellent playing as always Campbell ~

RichardDavis
08-19-2018, 05:01 AM
So nice!
Now exploring your Youtube channel.)

Steedy
08-19-2018, 08:26 AM
Nice blues pickin' sounds good! :cool:

drbekken
08-20-2018, 11:19 PM
Great playing in both videos!
I absolutely love the Yamaha GL-1 guitalele. The cramped fretboard takes some time getting used to, but then it's a piece of cake...almost..
The instrument is a pretty solid little beater, and I find it to be just great for blues playing, especially with those favourite Southcoast EFS strings...a treat, indeed.

Jerryc41
08-21-2018, 12:06 AM
Nice instrument and nice finger work by the player.

strat4me
08-22-2018, 09:50 AM
We have a new-used one for sale. $75 including shipping CONUS. Will post over on The UU Marketplace later today. basically brand new and unused and unwanted at this point with almost 25 ukuleles on board.

https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?134681-Yamaha-GL-1-Guitalele-75-shipped&p=2090613#post2090613