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papagreybeard
09-12-2008, 02:25 PM
Recently purchased what I thought was a 6 string uke on-line but when it arrived it doesn't seem like one. All six strings are evenly spaced, none doubled up. The instrument is 23.5" long and 8" at the widest point.

It sounds very "uke-ish". You can see from the pictures that the strings are evenly spaced.

http://www.papagreybeard.us/guitars/uke1.jpg

http://www.papagreybeard.us/guitars/uke2.jpg

Anybody have any idea what this is and if so, where I'd get strings for it?

Thanks.

deach
09-12-2008, 02:28 PM
Guitar. 6-string ukes double up the A and C strings.


Could be a parlor or a student size.

papagreybeard
09-12-2008, 02:42 PM
I'm thinking it might be some kind of miniature guitar but it's much smaller than a parlor guitar. In the pic below it's hanging between my mandolin and a parlor guitar. It's even smaller than the mando.

http://www.papagreybeard.us/guitars/uke3.jpg

deach
09-12-2008, 03:05 PM
I'm thinking it might be some kind of miniature guitar but it's much smaller than a parlor guitar. In the pic below it's hanging between my mandolin and a parlor guitar. It's even smaller than the mando.

http://www.papagreybeard.us/guitars/uke3.jpg

Uh yeah, that picture would have helped put a better perspective on the size....

SnakeOiler
09-12-2008, 03:39 PM
Yea, that things pretty bizarre.

Guting
09-12-2008, 04:42 PM
the only six stringer ive seen like that is a koaloha.

h-drix
09-12-2008, 05:22 PM
i remeber asking if any companies made 5/6 string guitars with out doubled strings. You might of found the answer for me.

salukulady
09-12-2008, 06:46 PM
What about the little guitars they use in Mariachi bands. They look like six string ukes. Any Mariachi music fans here? And sorry I'm way off on the spelling, I'm sure.

Neil Cursed Diamond
09-12-2008, 07:09 PM
^ a Vihuela or Requinto but they only have 5 strings.

And its too small to be either.

EDIT: Requintos have six.

SnakeOiler
09-12-2008, 10:28 PM
I suppose you could just use a set of strings made for a half size classical guitar, but maybe tune it to A or B. Or maybe use Uke srtings and do some weird re-entrant thing.

Futch
09-12-2008, 11:10 PM
Looks like the Bruko octave guitar to me. The bridge and soundhole trim look identical to those on my new Bruko soprano...

Just done a little research. Check out this link, scroll down the page to find a picture of the Bruko octave guitar. looks exactly like what you have there.

http://www.ezfolk.com/forums/forum19/2308-1.html

papagreybeard
09-13-2008, 01:40 AM
Futch, I believe you're right. It looks exactly like what I have and mine is stamped inside the soundhole "Made in Western Germany" which is where the Bruko is made. Thanks!

4strings707
09-13-2008, 05:45 AM
Looks like the Bruko octave guitar to me. The bridge and soundhole trim look identical to those on my new Bruko soprano...

Just done a little research. Check out this link, scroll down the page to find a picture of the Bruko octave guitar. looks exactly like what you have there.

http://www.ezfolk.com/forums/forum19/2308-1.html

i think you got it. I thought it was a toy. you should modify it into an uke. do like nukedoc did to his 6 string.

nikolo727
09-13-2008, 08:18 AM
wow thats pretty unique. nice aquisition!

k0konutz
09-13-2008, 09:10 AM
Sounded like it could have been a guitalele (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gaQgRRLKkU) but I think you may be right on with the bruko.