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Guitalele options

Kerstin — Feb 11, 2015 01:24AM HST

Which are the best options for a Guitalele in sound and value? And are there makers who offer a slimmer fretboard? The nut width on the one that I have tried (50mm) felt too wide for my hands.

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Gary - Feb 20, 2015 at 09:41PM HST

According to the specs I have seen, the Cordoba GP100 has a nut width of 46 mm. Not sure about sound and value, however.

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Joel - Feb 22, 2015 at 11:15PM HST

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I was able to pull 4 measurements off models we've carried...sorry its not in metric.

The Kala GL Koa is 1 7/8'' @ the nut and 2 3/8'' @ 14th fret where it meets the body.

The Cordoba Guilele CE is 1 13/16'' @ nut and 2 1/8'' @ 12th fret where it meets the body.

The Islander GL6 is 2'' @ nut and 2 1/2'' @ 16th fret where it meets the body.

The Gretsch 9126 is 1 7/8'' @ nut...sorry couldn't get a measurement on the end of the neck but it meets the body @ 14th fret.

All of these models sound and feel a little different. Each model is pros and cons depending on what you are looking for.

If you want a slimmer fretboard and easier tension, the Cordoba might be a good choice for you. They have a few options from the starter model up to a solid spruce top model, an all solid mahogany model with a spruce top, and also the cutaway version with electronics. Fell free to shoot us an email or give our store a call and we can help narrow it down for you based on your specific needs. Aloha!

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Gary Yee - Feb 27, 2015 at 08:25PM HST

what's nice about the Islander GL6 is that it has a baritone scale neck that allow more room for chording up the neck. The neck is wider; almost like a classical guitar.

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