The not so common 7 models of the ukuleles

by Eduardo Mendoza August 29 2017

The not so common 7 models of the ukuleles

The ukulele is recognized as "the guitar" since its shape is similar to that of a guitar but in miniature. Apart from the sizes, a ukulele also varies in the way that the soundboard is mainly. Here some examples.

Classic

Account History that the predecessor of the ukulele is the cavaquinho but to make it different from this they made it in the shape of a guitar. A little thinner and smaller. This form stayed for the traditional ukulele, it makes its sound sharp, it is that sweet that makes us fall in love in Hawaiian songs.

Cutaway

This cut was made so that we can reach the high notes more easily, if this cut had our ukulele our hand would bend in a strange way when trying to reach these notes. We can find this cut in any size but it is more common in concerts and tenors.

Long Neck

In this type of ukulele what changes is not the soundboard but its mast, having more frets. Another thing to add would be that thanks to this elongation of the neck you can put strings of greater caliber making the soprano sound just as sweet but with a little more power and sharpness

Pineapple

The pineapple cut is the most beautiful and attractive. The soundboard is oval just like the shape of the pineapple, that's why it bears that name. Unlike traditional Ukulele, this generates a little more volume and serious sounds making it a great soprano to accompany you when you sing.

Resonator

These ukuleles have a metal resonator cone that is located in the mouth of the soundboard, giving you a longer and louder sound. Some can be completely metal like Dobros. Super loved by blues music lovers. As a curiosity The Gibson company acquired the rights to the Dobro name in 1993 and has limited the use of the name of other manufacturers.

Banjolele

The banjolele catches you with a single glance, since it is identical to a banjo only that small. It is tuned like the ukuelele but its sound is very bright, since the treble is the result of resonance with the patch of its box. The box is similar to a battery jar. It became very popular in the 20's years and this, due to the power of its sound, was ideal for playing in Jazz bands.

Cigar Box

The Cigar Box Ukulele or Cigar Box has a very interesting history. In 1800's cigarettes were packed in wooden boxes or barrels, these boxes were portable. There is evidence of various instruments made with these boxes between 1840 and 1860. making this an instrument that you can do it yourself and take it everywhere. Its sound goes to serious sounds and depending on the thickness of the box it may sound dry.

So far we can see that the ukulele can change its sound according to the shape and material of its soundboard. Surely there will be many hundreds of original forms for ukuleles. How would you do yours?



Eduardo Mendoza
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Andres Guzman
Andres Guzman

August 31 2017

To whom it May concern:
Without wanting to bother anyone and I hope it is a `` finger error '', take care of your spelling. Fascinating article.
Thank you

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