CarlWestman wrote:still would love to hear some sound samples of the guitalele in standard tuning.
that there appear to be none leads me to suspect that there is something about it that is so disappointing that it's not worthwhile, and most people end up putting regular strings back on and tuning in A.
Haha, that sounds very challenging... but felt it meant well.
Hey, whoever have done it, please show this fellow some colour see see! Plug something!
I want to know too. Hahaha!
Yes, it was meant in good will. Gilles T claims to have made the change and plans to keep it that way. I would love to hear a sound sample.
A youtube search of Guitalele eadgbe pulls up 4 potential videos for me. Two don't sound like standard tuning at all. A third, claims to be jazz:
a bizarre fourth video (namely because the player is wearing a wolf's head) has the player playing Stairway to Heaven using the stock strings just tuned down. Stairway is recognizable, but does not sound that good, probably since the strings are so slack. Player also states, "I admit I also make some misakes [sic] due to the werewolf mask on my head"
Then they go into several other tunes, only a couple of which I recognized.
So what I don't think I've heard yet is the Guitalele in standard tuning WITH very hard tension strings, such as those recommended by Gilles T. If they sound so good, I want to hear how good it can sound! Especially with classical guitar music - I don't anticipate practicing Welcome to the Jungle on it.