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SamUke
12-12-2008, 05:18 PM
Anybody play one of these? Would you use standard guitar tuning? Any other thoughts

Keonikapila
12-12-2008, 09:11 PM
D-VIs are awesome, I don't have one but I've tried one out and i've wanted one for a while...

"standard tuning" would be ADGCEA (lowest to highest)

Daniel Ho plays his tuned to GCFCEA (I think he calls it C-Kilauea tuning)...the advantage is you can play the bottom 3 strings just like any other uke and the open top strings give you access to the I, IV, V bass notes in the key of C

haolejohn
12-13-2008, 09:14 AM
According to KoAloha's web site
The D-VI 6 String Ukulele is a unique ukulele. It has a Tenor Ukulele body and Gloss Finish. It also shares the same sound as the Tenor, however it can be tuned just like a guitar (regular or Slack Key Relative Tuning).

I am assuming that you can be creative with the tuning of this model. Maybe different strings different ways?