Outdoor (Ukulele ) Guitar tuned A-A

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I just picked up my Outdoor Guitar ( carbon fiber composite polycarbonate ) made by Outdoor Ukulele in Bend Oregon. I really wanted
A small , tough guitar that I could tune E-E or A-A . Scott and Iain experimented with the strings quite a bit and found the right set that sounds great in A-A . I plan to have this as a “ family instrument “ and
Feel that it’s so versatile in this tuning. One can play guitar chords or ukulele chords with some nice guitalele chords thrown in. I have way too many instruments .(.average player .). but I am picky about sound and intonation. I like finger style and use chiming / harmonics . This seems to do it all. A-A also suits my voice range better. I’m impressed with this instrument :)
Nice to buy local too !
 

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Thanks for explaining this. I seem to have a mental block when it comes to understanding these concepts, but I keep trying. That’s what so nice about this forum :)
 

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Looks like my Pono 6 string guilele is about the same size. I have settled in to the G-g tuning too. It just sounds perfect with that tuning. Enjoy!
 
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The North Carolina Ukulele Academy demo on the oudoorukulele.com site suggests that the outdoor guitar has excellent tonal quality with E-E or even lower pitched tuning. Congrats on your new instrument; sounds like you've got a winner!
 

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Outdoor Ukulele has officially added an outdoor Guitalele to their site . I really enjoy mine .
 

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Outdoor Guitar and Guitalele appear to be the same length and scale, just different strings (hard vs light tension) and higher action on the Guitalele
 

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The North Carolina Ukulele Academy demo on the oudoorukulele.com site suggests that the outdoor guitar has excellent tonal quality with E-E or even lower pitched tuning. Congrats on your new instrument; sounds like you've got a winner!
I concur w NC UA
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Music Quiet village of Japan has a beautiful demo at 0:19 here in slack-key, I think?
 

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I just picked up my Outdoor Guitar ( carbon fiber composite polycarbonate ) made by Outdoor Ukulele in Bend Oregon. I really wanted
A small , tough guitar that I could tune E-E or A-A . Scott and Iain experimented with the strings quite a bit and found the right set that sounds great in A-A . I plan to have this as a “ family instrument “ and
Feel that it’s so versatile in this tuning. One can play guitar chords or ukulele chords with some nice guitalele chords thrown in. I have way too many instruments .(.average player .). but I am picky about sound and intonation. I like finger style and use chiming / harmonics . This seems to do it all. A-A also suits my voice range better. I’m impressed with this instrument :)
Nice to buy local too !
Have you tried E-E tuning? If so, are the strings a bit too loose?
G-G tuning is very nice also.