GUITARLELE STRINGS? HANNABACH 890S!

SHORT SCALE AND HANNABACH 890S

A very popular form of the ukulele is the guitarlele, since it can be played like a standard guitar. Due to its smaller size it can be transported much more easily, in comparison to a guitar.

To put it in a nutshell, a guitarlele is a ‚mixture‘ of a guitar and an ukulele.

The scale corresponds to a 1/8-classic guitar.

Due to the short scale, the musician should consider suitable strings for appropriate tension and intonation.

Cutting 4/4 strings is not productive, though! Guitars for children — which are the same size — are usually tuned like a 4/4 guitar: but not the guitarlele: it is tuned one quint up. If a lower sound is desired, instead of the typical ‚Hawaiian‘ sound, the guitarlele can be tuned one fourth up.

Hannabach 890s are perfect for the guitarlele since they are designed to fit a short scale. They enable the strings to create a clean sound without any disturbing effects.

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