Curiosity is the main reason, probably.I guess it's possible, but why??
Curiosity is the main reason, probably.
Out of curiosity, I tuned my Pono Nui Tenor guitar (Pono call it a baritone) to gCEA and was, well.............underwhelmed.
It didn't sound like a guitar and I thought my tenor ukes sounded better and I don't ( currently !) have a baritone uke to compare it with.
It sounds much better to my ears as DGBE.
Inspired by this thread and various bits of information on the Internet I purchased a Vintage Viaten to retune in GCEA.
I don't see why not. It would just be a steel string uke, and early ukes, or at least their ancestors, had steel strings.
When I went from acoustic guitar to mandolin a few years ago I found the fifths chords (GDAE) quite comfortable. So, I kept every future four-string-based instrument tuned fifths, including ukes. It made transition from one to another easier and reinforced what little skill I have. I always believed that one should not be a slave to convention and that tools (including instruments) must accommodate the human, not the other way around.