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    Default What size ukulele is this?

    I was wondering if someone could tell me what size ukulele they think this is...and if it's in standard tuning?

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    I'm no expert, let me say that first off! Saying that, it sounds like a smaller scale instrument to me so I'd say soprano if I could only have one guess.

    It sounds re-entrant tuning, I'm not sure if it's gCEA as it sounds a little off to be that - it could just be a little out of tune though.

    Sorry, that's my best guess. There are much more talented and music savy people on the forum though who will hopefully chime in and be much more help.
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    I agree with Pix.fairydust. It sounds like a cheap laminate soprano and it sounds like re-entrant tuning but I can't work out how it's tuned. They are not playing the song in the original key and I can't work out whether they have just transposed it or whether they have tuned their uke differently. If I had to guess, I would say that they are playing it in Bb, while the original song is in G, and they might have detuned their uke to Bb tuning and they are playing the chord shapes for C major, but I'm also no expert and I have little confidence in that answer.

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    Thank you VERY much for the info! I'm a musician that's writing and recording a lot lately and I'm looking for new (for me) sounds. I thought I'd use this tune as a way to get my bearings. I'd like to make sure that whatever I get...can record nicely. (just a warm, traditional uke sound vs cheap, thin and strident) If fact, if anyone has some suggestions as to a descent sounding "mid range?" uke...I'd be very interested. If I could find something halfway descent for under $500...that would be killer.

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    Are you looking for a soprano? With that budget you could get a really good quality all solid soprano I reckon!
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    I'm thinking about a "concert" size.
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    I’m no ukulele expert but it does sound to me like the strings are tuned a tone or tone and a half lower than manufacturers recommended. I like the sound, and it’s a nice song, well sung.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WarBeer View Post
    I'm thinking about a "concert" size.
    The best recommendation I can make is MIMS UKES. She has a wide selection, and each uke is set up, which is what most ukes need, unless they are high end ukes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    The best recommendation I can make is MIMS UKES. She has a wide selection, and each uke is set up, which is what most ukes need, unless they are high end ukes.

    oh, and welcome to the fray....
    Thank you! I wish I would have seen this post before I ordered the uke I did...lol. No worries, it was inexpensive and has a solid top. If I end up using the uke for more projects in the future, I'll definitely go to
    MIMS UKES...really great selection and fair pricing! Honestly, I've played/taught guitar for so long now...that I really just needed a nice change A lot of times I sing in a soft/sweet fashion...and for those tunes, I think a uke would be a nice compliment.

    All advice greatly appreciated

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    Thanks for such a useful topic! I have several questions connected to this also.

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