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UkuleleRocks
06-19-2008, 09:18 AM
ummm yeaaaa im new here i just got a 12 string ukulele 3 days ago and idk how to play it.:( So im wondering if anybody had tips for me:)*I have already been watching videos on this site but im finding it hard* by the way Ukuleles ROCK!! :music:lol they r my new number 1 fav*

deach
06-19-2008, 09:23 AM
this thing?

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3022

dnewton2
06-19-2008, 09:25 AM
this thing?

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3022

That thing has 14 strings.

I am interested in seeing a 12 string uke though, I have not heard of one before.

deach
06-19-2008, 09:29 AM
That thing has 14 strings.

I am interested in seeing a 12 string uke though, I have not heard of one before.

wire cutters could fix that.

Guting
06-19-2008, 10:14 AM
ummm yeaaaa im new here i just got a 12 string ukulele 3 days ago and idk how to play it( So im wondering if anybody had tips for me)*I have already been watching videos on this site but im finding it hard* by the way Ukuleles ROCK!! lol they r my new number 1 fav*

12 string ukulele :eek: :confused: :bowdown: :cool:

Kanaka916
06-19-2008, 05:50 PM
Any pictures . . . how are the strings arranged?

UkuLeLesReggAe
06-20-2008, 10:21 PM
Any pictures . . . how are the strings arranged?

yeah post some pictures, it would be good to see

KyleYankan
06-29-2008, 05:50 AM
Here's a youtube video of somebody using one to play Ave Maria:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vSgSd5CcdpM&feature=related

Kanaka916
06-29-2008, 05:59 AM
That's a Bandurria and it has 14 strings. I guess we won't have any photos till the OP responds, till then . . .

Boondock
06-29-2008, 07:40 AM
It could be a Charango

here's a vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEpjhp48AR4

deach
06-29-2008, 08:08 AM
it would take a day and a half to change those strings.

Kanaka916
06-29-2008, 12:08 PM
The Charangos in those vids have 10 strings and it may well be one. However, I think most of us are curious mainly because the mention of a 12 string ukulele. My $.02 . . .

filipinoy
04-02-2009, 02:30 PM
My grandparents from the philippines gave me a 12 string uke too!
Does anyone know how to tune/play it? i have no idea how

Kanaka916
04-02-2009, 05:26 PM
Can you post a picture?

BigBoab
08-19-2015, 04:58 AM
I ended up making my own from a standard Mahalo soprano.
https://video-vie1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xpa1/v/t42.1790-2/11814782_10154253445916808_1456818900_n.mp4?efg=ey JybHIiOjgxMywicmxhIjoxMDA4fQ%3D%3D&rl=813&vabr=452&oh=f9f6b0bd86a708b5f48574576fdb329d&oe=55D4AADB

andy_mahardika
08-19-2015, 05:48 AM
yup, I think we need some picture here..

Kanaka916
08-19-2015, 03:43 PM
Post #3603 from back in June of 08, talk about goin back in time . . . he he he he

k0k0peli
08-24-2015, 10:35 PM
'Way up top here is a link to a thread with pictures of a 14-string bandurria. It looks very very much like the 12-string Virtuosa cuatro-menor I bought in Paracho, Mexico a few years ago on one of our drives back stateside from Guatemala. Size-wise, it is like a thick mandolin. (The car was too stuffed for anything bigger!)

I consider it an 'uke-like object. It has four triple courses steel-strung GGG-CCC-EEE-aaa like a low-G 'uke. I often tuned it GGG-CCC-EEE-ggg for slack-key playing. I currently string it GgG-cCc-EEE-ggg for a 12-string-guitar effect, often played bottleneck. One of these days I will have to shoot some video of it.

So, what is it like? Those triple courses of steel strings are quite easy on the fingers. The sound is shimmering, flowing, sweet. And yes, it is a bear to keep tuned. Intonation is also tricky; Virtuosa isn't the highest-quality of brands. Maybe that's why I bottleneck it, eh? Anyway, I now own 'uke-like objects with 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 strings. I plan to build a 3-string 'uke to fill out the list -- just CEA, who needs a low or high G string? Pesky bugger just gets in the way... ;) I think I'll skip 14- or 16-string 'ukes. But I *do* want a 10-string charango, yet another sorta 'uke-like object (ULO). And then a ronroco, a big charango. And then... I am doomed.