Kanile'a K-1 Koa Guitarlele (K-1 GL6 Tru-R, 28013)
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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.
Corey reviews and samples this one for you.
”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."
This is the new 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.
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.
Hawaiian Koa Body
Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge and Head Plate
White Mother of Pearl Logo and Side Position Marker Inlays
UV Cured High Gloss Body
UV Cured Silk Neck
Guitarlele 2″ Nut Width
Kanile`a Chrome Geared Tuning Keys 16:1 Gear Ratio
Nubone Nut and Saddle
Kanile`a Exclusive Radiused Back
Kanile`a Exclusive Ebony Bridge Pins
Kanile`a Exclusive TRU-R Bracing System
Kanile`a Premium Carrying Case
Total Scale Length: 20.25”/51.43cm
Body Length: 12”/30.48cm
Overall length: 30.5”/77.47cm
Nut Width: 2.01”/51.04mm
Saddle Width: 2.57”/65.19mm
Lower Bout Width: 10.25”/26.04cm
Upper Bout Width: 7”/17.78cm
Lower Bout Depth: 3”/7.62cm
Upper Bout Depth: 2.875”/7.305cm
At Nut: D to G = 8.01mm D to E = 41.96mm
At 12th Fret: D to G = 8.80mm D to E = 48.09mm
At Saddle: D to G = 9.76mm D to E = 54.73mm
Other Options (Many found in the essential accessories above)
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SHIPPING CARRIER OPTIONS:
FedEx is our primary shipping carrier, all orders that qualify for free domestic shipping will be sent using FedEx. UPS and DHL can also be chosen as alternative options upon checkout, USPS is only used for smaller accessory orders.
As soon as the shipping label is created you will be automatically notified via email with tracking information. All packages will be shipped with a signature requirement by default. If you do not wish to have a signature requirement you will need to notify us, either by leaving a note in the “special instructions” when adding the item(s) to your shopping cart or by emailing our shipping department directly. Any shipping related requests (hold/delay/address change) should also be directed to our shipping department ( [email protected]).
NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: You may also be required to pay import duties/taxes, this will vary depending on your location and the value of the item(s). To estimate these taxes, you can contact your local customs office. Fedex also offers a helpful estimation tool: https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping/international.html
UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE PERMIT: If your ukulele contains any amount of shell inlay (abalone or pearl) it will require a permit to be shipped internationally. The cost of this permit is $93.00 USD. We will handle the paperwork and file the permit for you, but the cost of all duties and fees are the responsibility of the customer.
SHIPPING COST will vary depending on the size dimensions and weight of the package as well as the destination. To get a quote, use the “Calculate Shipping Cost” link located next to the “Add to Cart button” on each listing.
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FREE SHIPPING: All orders within the USA with a total over $500 will qualify for free FedEx 2-day air shipping.
SHIPMENT AND TRACKING NOTIFICATIONS are sent automatically via email as soon as the shipping label is created so please make sure your email address is accurate when placing the order. Outgoing shipments are picked up by our shipping carriers Monday through Friday.
ACCESSORY AND CASE ORDERS: While non-instrument orders for cases and accessories do not require the same processing time needed for instruments, they do require time for processing and packing. The typical processing time for accessory/case orders is (1-4 business days) depending on current order volume.
CURRENT SETUP PROCESSING TIMES AND DETAILS ARE LOCATED UNDER THE “SETUP OPTIONS” TAB.*
*If you would like to receive your instrument as soon as possible you can forego the full setup process by selecting the “Basic QC Only” option or by selecting the “Full Setup RUSH” option when adding instruments to your shopping cart. More details are available under the “Setup Options” tab.
Current Turnaround Time: Amount of time it takes before shipment-
Full Setup: 10-14 Business Days
Basic Quality Control: 2-3 Days
BASIC QUALITY CONTROL covers inspecting the instrument for any major defects that would have been missed by the factory and any faults in construction that could potentially damage or limit the functionality of the instrument over time. Any defective instruments are rejected and replaced. We make sure that each Ukulele meets the basic standard for a brand new instrument and will be ready to play once you receive it. A final cleanup is also included after inspection before packing and shipment.
Full Setup - FREE for all Ukuleles $399 and over / $20.00 for Ukuleles from $300-399 / $30.00 for Ukuleles Under $300
-Overall QC evaluation: To find defects in construction as well as to get an overall view of the instrument and note the areas that need extra attention and adjustment during the setup.
-Saddle Adjustment: The height of the saddle is lowered to reduce the distance between the strings and the fretboard, making it easier to play than the factory setup, especially higher up the fretboard.
-Nut Slot Adjustment: The depth, width, and angle of the nut slots are adjusted to create a more comfortable playing experience especially on the lower frets.
-Fret Dressing: After adjusting the nut and saddle heights, high spots in the fretboard or uneven frets will potentially cause fret buzz, dead spots, or other unwanted problems. The frets are filed to create a more consistent level across the fretboard. We then crown the frets to return their rounded curvature back to the top of each fret creating a clear contact point for each string. We then smooth and polish the frets and condition the fingerboard to bring them back to new condition.
-Final Cleanup: We always do a final overall cleanup of the instrument to make sure it is in new condition and ready to play before it is prepared for shipment.
Rush Setup & Delivery - Additional $50.00
The RUSH SETUP AND DELIVERY service is for customers who would still like to receive everything included in the full setup but on a shorter time frame. One of our setup technicians will work overtime outside of normal business hours to complete the setup within 2-3 days of the order being placed and immediately hand it over to the shipping department for packing and shipment. The $50.00 rush charge is in addition to the cost of the full setup.
Additional services (see individual product listings to add these services to your order)
Re-stringing: We will replace the factory installed stock string set with a new set of your choosing. Select the “replace stock strings” option when adding your desired string set to the shopping cart.
Strap Button Installation: 1-2 buttons are installed to allow the use of a strap. Color options available.
Pickup installation: for players who would like the option to play or record with amplification.
Friction Tuner Upgrade (friction tuners only): We offer upgrade options for select instruments with friction tuners to be retrofitted with new geared tuners for better precision and comfort when tuning.
Left-handed Setup: Left-handed setups are also available upon request. Occasionally an additional charge may be added for compensated saddles on select models.