2014 Gretsch G9126 Guitar-Ukulele

Guitaleles are not for everybody. They are very familiar for a guitarist in some ways (patterns, fingering) but the short scale length makes normal chord shapes sometimes confounding until you figure-out how to hold your hand just-so to make the reaches work. Once you've educated yourself, though, they become very endearing little critters and are -- like ukuleles -- perfect take-anywhere, finger-happiness devices.

Compared to the "usual" Yamaha guitalele, this Gretsch version has (I think) a comfier neck profile and a prettier look. It definitely sounds a little stiffer than the Yamaha, though, ands I get the feeling it would be a much cooler instrument to use for some sort of re-entrant (uke-like) stringing. I could see it being very cool to string "Nashville-style" with mostly unwound strings.

Suffice to say, it works well in its "up-tuned-normal" capacity, too. Gretsch says to tune these to ADGCEA above normal guitar but this is currently tuned GCFBbDG above normal as it feels like it has a high-tension classical set on it at the moment.

It's playing quick and easy and is ready for the next owner.

Repairs included: minor adjustments.

  • Weight: 1 lb 12 oz
  • Scale length: 17 1/8"
  • Nut width: 1 7/8"
  • Neck shape: medium D
  • Board radius: flat
  • Body width: 9"
  • Body depth: 3 1/4"
  • Top wood: solid mahogany
  • Back & sides wood: ply mahogany
  • Bracing type: fan
  • Bridge: rosewood
  • Fretboard: rosewood
  • Neck wood: mahogany
  • Action height at 12th fret: 1/16" overall (fast, spot-on)
  • String gauges:  currently higher-tension nylon
  • Neck relief: straight
  • Fret style: small/narrow

Condition notes: it's lightly-used with only a few minor tiny dings here and there in the finish.

It comes with: a nice gigbag.

Consignor tag: DDm


Can't think of the brand but there are octave guitar strings available for these. It's like nashville tuning but the high B and E are also up one octave. It's a much cooler sound.