View Full Version : first act acoustic guitar into a baritone ukulele? Or a six string Uke?

07-23-2011, 05:00 AM
I am wondering, Would this be possible? These first act guitars are just the right size. (30") Although where can I find strings for a six string ukulele?

Here's the link to the product- http://www.firstactdiscovery.com/products/guitars/guitarsacoustic/acoustic-guitar/

07-23-2011, 05:39 AM
Aloha Coleton33Music!
Welcome to the UU. You can try the AQUILA 6-STRING BARITONE UKULELE SET (http://elderly.com/accessories/names/aquila-6-string-baritone-ukulele-set--ANB6.htm) or WORTH B6 SIX STRING UKE SET (http://elderly.com/accessories/names/worth-b6-six-string-uke-set--WSB6.htm). I am curious as to how they sound on the First Act student guitars. Perhaps a sound byte or a YT video. Mahalo!


07-23-2011, 05:45 AM
I was going to do one with a First Act, but they are so cheaply made I balked. I was given the guitar, but once I factored in the new tuners (instead of plastic ones I knew would frustrate me), a new nut, a new saddle and strings, the Yamaha seemed pretty unbeat-able.
The guitar is now a birdhouse. Upcycled and enjoyed by a big Jay that lives in my yard :)

07-23-2011, 10:31 AM
You may run into a problem with those 6 strings. A 6 string uke has two of it's strings in pairs, so not only do you need a new nut, but a new or highly modified saddle depending on the saddle design. Lots of nice, inexpensive baritones on Ebay. I picked up a drop-dead gorgeous, solid mahogany Koloa in our Marketplace for $125 with case.

mm stan
07-23-2011, 10:36 AM
Aloha Coleton33 music,
Would be a whole lot easier, faster and better if you bought a 6 string Oscar Schmidt for 89.00 and way cheaper too...and you get the strings too....lol

07-23-2011, 05:38 PM
Well, I wanted to make one because I've been making ukuleles for the past month. I will probably make a new nut with wood, Like I have before... It makes it louder than a normal uke.