The Mele Guitarlele could also be considered a half-sized guitar. Even smaller and less expensive than the Mele Travel Guitar, it’s basically a baritone ukulele with the neck widened enough to add a low “E” and “A” string; thus it has 6 strings in regular “E” guitar tuning. An excellent travel companion for the classical guitarist; or any guitarist, for that matter! Fits nicely into a baritone ukulele case, which fits into the overhead compartment on all commercial airliners, so the baggage handlers don’t get a chance to destroy it.
The Mele Mango Guitarlele has many different looks, fr0m the basic, non-curly, non-glossy versions starting at $849, on upwards. This particular Mango Guitarlele is a cutaway model , with a rosette around the sound hole . .It has a very unique spalted pattern as well as an ebony fretboard .
Mele guitarleles have become the best-known and most sought in the industry, both because of their entirely handmade construction and their very reasonable prices, as well as the fact that they are tuned EADGBE (standard guitar tuning).