What's a Basselele® (pronounced bass eh lay lay)?
It'a a 30 inch ukulele with special metal wound nylon strings that produce the same pitches as a standard bass guitar and is tuned in traditional bass tuning (EADG). So you can play it instead of a full size bass.
You get less frets, so keep that in mind, but it's easier to carry, lighter on the shoulders at only 3.5 lbs and sounds just like a full size bass guitar.
Did Honu Ukuleles invent the Basselele®?
No, we just came up with a better name. Short scale (21") basses have been around for a while and have been made popular by several different manufacturers
So why should I buy a Honu Basselele®?
A Honu Basselele™ has the same build quality and care of build as a Honu Ukulele. Always made with solid Koa and a mahogany neck
We designed the Basselele™ around the concept of metal strings, unlike others that use sticky, stretchy, hard to play plastic strings. Those strings won't fit a Basselele™.
Can I get one without electronics
No, since this is a small scale instrument, it's quite quiet without an amp, so we won't make one without electronics.