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Skitzic
10-27-2010, 02:41 AM
What's the difference?

Everything I found on Google said they were in the same family, but nothing about differences.

Thanks

Skitzic
10-27-2010, 02:48 AM
Apparently nothing. See, I answered my own question.

joeybug
10-27-2010, 03:28 AM
Apparently nothing. See, I answered my own question.

LOL, that made me giggle!

Skitzic
10-27-2010, 04:11 AM
LOL, that made me giggle!

I got the answer right after I posted this. Like I switched to a different tab and BOOM! There it was.

Oh well. It happens. :)

Ukuleleblues
10-30-2010, 02:37 AM
I think the difference is that a true taropatch ukes has a large concert-size (or rather, closer to a tenor size) body with a 15" or so scale length and 8 strings. They are tuned in GCEA . They can be octave stringed in the lower two courses, gGCcEEAA some others have them strung in unison, like a mandolin.GGCCEEAA

8 String ukes are mostly Tenor scale (17") tuned in a similar fashion. Not much of a difference. Body a little bigger and neck scale longer.