Ukulele vs Guitar. Which Is Better?

guitar Jun 24, 2023

Guitar vs Ukulele: A Comprehensive Comparison

Welcome back to our blog, fellow music aficionados! Today, we're shining the spotlight on two of our favorite stringed instruments: the guitar and the ukulele. We aim to delve into what sets these two classic instruments apart and highlight their unique charms. So, let's get started!

Meet the Contenders

Our comparison today features the exquisite KoAloha Tenor Custom Black Label Ukulele and the timeless Taylor 914ce Acoustic Guitar. With the ukulele's all solid Hawaiian Koa wood and the guitar's solid Spruce top coupled with Indian Rosewood sides and back, these instruments are true embodiments of acoustic excellence. Brace yourself for a melodic ride!

Guitar: The 6-string Maestro

Guitars have long held sway in the musical world, thanks to their expansive range, flexibility, and rich tonal depth. The guitar perfectly encapsulates this versatility and invites us to delve into its fascinating sonic potential.

If the deep, versatile sounds...

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5 Main Differences Between Guitars and Ukuleles

guitar ukulele Mar 08, 2023

Prepare yourself for the Battle Roya between Guitars and Ukuleles! Ukuleles look like mini guitars, but what are the main differences between them? If you can play one, does that mean you can play the other? Are the chords different? Are they tuned the same way? So, so many questions, and here we have the answers for you.   

It is true that if you can play the guitar, you'll already have some key skills in place for when it comes to learning the ukulele and vice versa. But they are not the same instrument, and not just because of the size. The guitar and the ukulele are in fact different enough that you won’t be able to just pick one up and start playing. Well, Terry did. I know this because I was there. But that's a story for another time, and it's besides the point anyway.   

Back on topic: there are a few important differences between the two instruments, and thus there are a few important fundamentals to cement into place before you can...

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What is a Guitalele?

You probably already know but I recently got a guitalele sent to me from KoAloha.
I have fallen in love with this instrument. 
What I love about it is that it's a ukulele, but with 2 extra bass strings it allows for a wide dynamic range, fuller chords, and more of the ability to be a self contained instrument (no bass player needed).
The other thing that is really cool, is that the instrument is easy to handle. Guitars are amazing but, acoustic guitars can be big. Because this guitalele is on the body of a tenor ukulele, it's real easy to hold and handle.
I also have noticed that there are not tons of instructional YouTube videos on the guitalele.
Maybe that's because not many people own one.
But here are my thoughts.
I think it's going to become more popular as we move forward.
Although it's becoming more popular there's not a lot of company's making a quality guitarlele. Yamaha has made one for years but it seemed to attract the guitar players who wanted to make the switch.
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