Kanile'a K-1 Koa Guitarlele (K-1 GL6 Tru-R, 22760)

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Kanile'a K-1 Koa Guitarlele (K-1 GL6 Tru-R, 22760)

Regular Price: $1,712.00

Special Price: $1,541.00

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This Hawaiian koa instrument is the size of a baritone ukulele and is tuned A-D-G-C-E-A, which is the same as a guitar with a capo on the fifth fret. So if you play guitar you will be right at home on the GL6, same fingerings but a 4th higher in pitch. This would be great for the guitar player looking for an ukulele sound but with the bass tones available. It would also serve as the ultimate portable guitar to take on vacation without it being a "big" deal. Fits the size requirements for a carry on and is a load of fun to play. 

This is the new 2019 model with ebony instead of rosewood and their new Tru-R bracing. It also now has a smooth "silk" finish neck and gloss body and faceplate. 

Here's a "raw" sound sample of the same model.

Many people have asked how this compares to other guitarlele's on the market like the KoAloha or Yamaha. The main difference is that it is a baritone scale and the others are tenor scale. The added 3" of scale length and larger body size give more projection and a bigger overall sound. This may be the ultimate in Mini-Guitars. Experience it for yourself. We guarantee you will love it!

In this new and exciting instrument Kanile’a has utilized their t.r.u.r bracing system to give it that crystal clean tone Kanile’a is known for. As you get into the higher register, you get beyond the guitar in range, and bell-like tones ring out more like a piano than a guitar! As Kanile’a's master luthier, Bill Griffin notes, “It’s like a guitar with a capo on the 5th fret, however instead of having 7 or 8 frets left to the body, you have a full 16 frets to the body to go, so it allows guitarists to expand, not only their scale, but their creativity as well.” One of the great features of this instrument is its ease of play. It feels natural for both the ukulele and guitar player. It is quite a beautiful union with the best from both worlds. With its beautiful koa body and unique, beautiful tones , the Kanilea GL6 is definitely one to put on the wish list!  This guilele comes with a UkeCrazy baritone canvas-covered hardcase.

Additional Information

Kanile'a Guitarlele GL6

from the Kanilea website

”Our GL6 is a hybrid instrument that Joe developed to bring the convenience of the ‘ukuleles’ size with the chord playability that guitar players love. This instrument has our unique Super Tenor body in combination with our 20 inch Baritone scale joined at the body on the 16th fret with 22 frets total. The tuning of this wonderful instrument is “A D G C E A” or the same tuning as a guitar with a capo at the fifth fret. The volume and resonance that projects from this instrument is phenomenal. Hear for yourself a new voice that is appealing to both the ‘ukulele and guitar aficionado."

Includes Baritone case

This ukulele comes with a very protective gig case. The new Kanile'a gig case has hard plastic panels inside of the padding for very strong protection.

Setup Options

Most people shop with us because of the extensive quality control and final setup work we provide at no extra cost on all ukuleles we ship out. However this is time consuming work and creates a delay in shipping. We are now offering an "Expedited Setup" for those wanting to receive their instrument faster. See details on the Full Setup and Expedited Setup options along with current turnaround times for each at the link- HERE.

One of the options for this ukulele is to trade out the Herco HE-360 included humidifier for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18 or OH-5+) at a discount. This is required if you live in a low humidity area (parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc.) or also areas with winter seasons, especially if you heat the air in your house. For more info refer to the Ukulele Care link at the bottom of this page. If you think you need to humidify the instrument, then you also need a hard case for a humidifier to properly work, and you need to maintain the humidifier by refilling it as needed.

Put a note in the Special Instructions if you need to or would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything. 

After adding this instrument to your cart, you can still create your own package by adding a case or accessories from the website.

Under the Accessories tab you can also customize this instrument by adding strap button(s) or your choice of pickup for plugging in. 

Get a free shipping quote by adding this to your cart. If your cart reaches $400 dollars or more, orders to the US will receive free FedEX 2 day shipping. Two days is the time in transit. Your instrument will first go through our setup department so that you get the best instrument for your money. For more information on our setup process, turnaround time, shipping, and return policies, refer to the links below in our footer.


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