DIFFERENCES BETWEEN UKULELE SIZES

by Alan Ruiz Zavala 27 September, 2017

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN UKULELE SIZES

Did you know that there are different sizes of Ukulele? In the Ukulelería, we have the biggest variety of them, within our stock you can find the four main ones in their different models and as we are interested in your concerns we bring you this information regarding their specifications.

Soprano:

Also called Standard in Hawaii is the original size of the first Ukulele. Is the most used in the world, they are usually the most economical and their sound is the most acute, in this we use two different tunings, one is in D6 (A, D, F #, G) a tone above the original that is C6 (G, C, E, A,), it usually has an extension of 12 frets and an approximate length of 53 cm in total, in The Ukulelería you can also find the Banjolele, the pineapple-shaped soundboard ukulele, the thin ukulele, the uku of Long neck (or super soprano) which has 18 frets and the special waterman to play in extreme climates where conditions are not suitable for wooden ukuleles, ideal for surfers and travelers.

Concert:

It is a little bigger than the soprano with 62 cm of total extension, it is something more comfortable to play, especially if you have large hands, its larger soundboard offers you a stronger volume, a greater depth of sound and more space between the first frets, for these qualities it gets its name, they generally have from 14 to 18 tessellation frets, its tuning is the standard tuning of the ukulele in C6 (G, C, E, A), in our stock you can also find the electro acoustic versions of this size.

Tenor:

It has a larger dimension in its soundboard, it is the one that offers the most volume and because of its acoustics it is the most serious of all, preserving the original tuning of the ukulele in C6 (G, C, E, A) offers greater tension in its strings, and with its 68 cm long allows to have the most separated frets, facilitating fingering and chord formation, the greater separation between strings also facilitates strumming and arpeggios, is one of the most busy ukuleles by professional artists by its sound properties, here you can find the electroacoustic versions and the very powerful ukulele Resonator which has a membrane that receives the vibrations and amplifies them in a way

Baritone:

It has the greatest length with 78 cm long, its tuning is more serious compared to the previous ones, this is in G6 (D, G, B, E) practically equal to the tuning of the normal guitar, if you are a guitarist you will adapt very easy to him, his serious sound departs a little from the original sound of the ukulele but its small size construction and its material, give it a very characteristic sound compared to an acoustic guitar

In La Ukulelería we have the 4 main sizes of existing ukuleles and also with the imposing sound of the Ukulele Bass which is an adaptation of the traditional Bass but with the warmth of the sound of the soundboard and an electroacoustic pickup with integrated tuner that will allow you make the stage or your place of practice vibrate.

With the sound of KALA and MAKALA enjoy a trip through the paradise Polynesian islands from anywhere.



Alan Ruiz Zavala
Alan Ruiz Zavala

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