Kanile'a Ukulele
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Tiple 10 String

The string combination of a Tiple is:

Double "A" 1st course at the same octave (440Hz),
Triple "E" 2nd course at the high/low/high octave (329.6Hz/164.8Hz/329.6Hz),
Triple "C" 3rd course with a high/low/high octave (261.6Hz/130.8Hz/261.6Hz),
Double "G" 4th course with a high/low octave (392Hz/196Hz)

Soprano Concert Super-Concert Tenor Super Tenor Baritone Tenor 6 String Tenor 8 String Tiple 10 String

The original Tiple (pronounced Teeh-pley) meaning treble in Spanish, were small guitars and like the 'ukulele they were favored by sailors because of their portable size. Martin Guitar Co. in the early 1920s, started to produce what would be considered the modern day Tiple (pronounced "tipple"). At the height of the 'ukulele craze, Martin changed the tuning to match the ukulele and in the mid 1920s they added the Tiple to their catalogue.

All of our customers who have ordered a Tiple were very surprised to see how comfortable it is to play a ten stringed instrument. By following the same intonation and low action set up like our 'ukuleles, we have designed a very enjoyable and easy to play instrument.

'Ukulele Sound Samples

In our enduring pursuit to share with our visitors every aspect of our instruments, we have compiled these "sound files" for your enjoyment. We also included a detailed "spec list" of each of our instruments. Since we started building 'ukuleles over 20 years ago, our main focus has been the instrument's sound. Through the years, we have "fine tuned" our design to create an 'ukulele with superior sound. These sound files will allow you to have the opportunity to hear the sound quality and tonality of our instruments and understand why we have so many return customers.

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