The APC GS guitalele is a hybrid between guitar and ukulele, a crossover that guarantees hours and hours of fun and good music. Made in Portugal.
This APC GS instrument brings the fun of the six strings in a reduced format, with the quality guarantee of APC, one of the most respected manufacturers of acoustic instruments in Portugal.
The guitalele is like a mini nylon string guitar. It has the dimensions of a baritone ukulele, and is played like a standard guitar, since the tuning is a fourth above the traditional tuning of the guitar: Lá - Ré - Sol - Dó - Mi - Lá. It is as if they played a guitar tuned normally but with a dash on the fifth fret.
This APC GS model has a koa body, a species of acacia native to Hawaii. The natural characteristics of the wood stand out with its veins and variations of tone, in a final result that is aesthetically very appealing, exotic and natural.
The neck is in mahogany and the scale is in black African wood. The APC GS guitalele has a surprising volume and sound sustainability for an instrument of such small dimensions. It also has a pleasant and smooth tone, making it easily heard when accompanying other instruments or just as a support for the voice.
The APC GS guitalele combines the portability of a ukulele with the versatility of the six-string guitar, allowing the performance of complete guitar chords, being very useful not only for taking a trip but also for starting children on the guitar.
APC was founded in 1976 by António Pinto Carvalho, who descends from a century-old school of luthiers in Porto. The company has about 45 artisans who build various types of traditional Portuguese and other musical traditions. APC is the largest national company in this field, producing and selling instruments to more than twenty countries.
The APC GS guitalele is a simple, practical and fun instrument, perfect for relaxing moments, in style, at a very competitive price.
- Back and sides: solid koa
- Fretboard: african blackwood