I just set up a Guitalele preset on the PitchLab Pro app on my phone.
It's a fun little thing!! It's basically a 6 string ukulele, tuned like a standard ukulele with the addition of 2 bass strings, tuned like a guitar capoed on the 5th fret. A D G C E A It allows you to play standard full guitar chords, except they are 5 frets up from what you're used to.
A guitar A is now a D.
A guitar B is now an E.
A guitar C is now an F.
A guitar D is now a G.
You get the idea.
So to play a standard G, C, D chord progression you's play the guitar equivalent D, G, A.
I'm finding instead of converting chords up 5 steps from guitar, it's easier and sounds better to play them as if it was a guitar and it just changes the key. Otherwise some of the chords go up in pitch when the original intention was down, etc.
The local guitar shop had a batch of the Guitaleles in a few months back, I had a little play, but didn't buy one, a few weeks later, decided to get one, but when I went back, they had all been sold. I do like all Nylon strung instruments, Guitalele, ukulele and Guitar, that's why I bought a Nylon strung guitar last week. Very kind on the fingers, and don't sound to bad, just put some new strings on and they still haven't finished stretching after tuning about ten times, but getting very close now.
I just took a jaunt over to Reverb.com, they are available for (most of them) $99.99, but there is a used one for $71.00 that says it is "mint" (how used could it be?.) It is tempting me......Help me resist!
I must admit that I am not the best person in the whole wide world, when it comes to helping people to resist the purchase of musical instruments. Think CTGull, is the only one, in the cabin, with first hand experience of the Guitalele, so over to CTGull, I would recommend trying before buying. 😀
I was willing to pay up to $50 for one without trying it. You should probably try it just to be sure you like it. I think it's fun, although a bit cramped for my large hands because of the short scale.