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Kazz3lrath
11-13-2011, 01:50 PM
I have seen quite a few steel string ukes, but they all seem to be electric (like the Monkey Wrench). Are there any good acoustic steel string ukes? Tenor would probably be the size I am looking for.

Nuprin
11-13-2011, 02:21 PM
Monkey Wrench makes a steel string acoustic uke. If you go to their blog here (http://monkeywrenchmusic.com/news) and scroll down a bit there's a video of someone playing one.

Kazz3lrath
11-13-2011, 03:17 PM
It's kinda tough to hear the acoustic monkey wrench in the video, although what can be heard it pretty neat.

ricdoug
11-13-2011, 04:49 PM
Get a tenor guitar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCCnSo7Bqxo

ricdoug
11-13-2011, 04:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGmycwcqM30&feature=related

zac987
11-13-2011, 08:47 PM
You could also try an Ohana Tiple from UkeRepublic. It's a 10-steel string, tenor uke-sized instrument tuned like a ukulele but in octaves. I've got one and a vintage Bruno, and I love them both a whole lot.

http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/ohana-tiple-tk-35g-10

PhilUSAFRet
11-14-2011, 10:19 AM
You could also try an Ohana Tiple from UkeRepublic. It's a 10-steel string, tenor uke-sized instrument tuned like a ukulele but in octaves. I've got one and a vintage Bruno, and I love them both a whole lot.

http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/ohana-tiple-tk-35g-10

Forgive my ignorance, but how is the tiple tuned like uke? Inquiring minds want to know. Not sure about 10 strings, fingering, etc, but I love taropatches. I hear they are extremely touchy to tune?

zac987
11-14-2011, 08:11 PM
It's tuned ADF#B or GCEA. For all intents and purposes, I'll refer to the tuning as the C tuning. The G string has a low G and a high G string. The C and E strings have two high strings and one low string each. Finally, the A strings are tuned in unison as high As.

They're fairly touchy to get "exactly right". Intonation can also be a problem when going very high on the neck. But tiples were designed as rhythm instruments anyway, strumming chords in the first position mostly. If you tune it to itself, you shouldn't have a problem at all.