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    I definitely prefer my longer scaled sopranos and concerts (15.5" KPK SLN and 16" Cocobolo super concert) and shorter scale baritone (19" Ono). UAS is currently under control but if there is a relapse, it will probably be for a long scale 19" "tenor"
    Current Stable:
    -Ohana TKS-15E Tenor - Eb cuatro
    -Iriguchi Keystone Tenor "Weeble" - Bb, SC SMU
    -Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE, steel string
    -KPK pineapple SLN - GCEA
    -Cocobolo 16" SC#1 - gCEA, SC SLMU
    -Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    -Imua iET - Bb, M600
    -Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    -Rogue bari
    Once upon a time:
    -RISA Concert Stick
    -Bruko sop. custom #6
    -Lanikai lam hog bari
    -Kala SLNG
    -Bruko bari
    -Gold Tone BUT


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    I definitely prefer my longer scaled sopranos and concerts (15.5" KPK SLN and 16" Cocobolo super concert) and shorter scale baritone (19" Ono). UAS is currently under control but if there is a relapse, it will probably be for a long scale 19" "tenor"
    Oh yea....I own a super soprano and a super concert, thanks for reminding me Jim.
    Ukuleles.............yes please !!!!

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    I purchased a used large body William King cut-away tenor/adi top/Koa b/s. I believe he said it was 16 3/4" scale length on his site (wish it was still up- it was a great journal of his uke builds). Anyway to me it is the best sounding tenor uke I own and the sustain goes on forever and ever.

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    Seems many baritones are not the "standard" 20-inch scales. My circa. 2007 MP baritone is 19.5" scale. I don't notice too much different in the scale lengths 20"-18", but over 20" starts to make my fretting hand stretch too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    I definitely prefer my longer scaled sopranos and concerts...... UAS is currently under control but if there is a relapse, it will probably be for a.........
    Damn all this talk of ukes...... my UAS was under control......... but I just came upon a KoAloha acacia long neck concert for sale again - I missed out last time - I dithered/dallied for too long, so I just now put it on order - bye bye pension, not going to let it slip from me this time.

    This will definately be my last uke purchase.
    Last edited by Croaky Keith; 11-13-2017 at 10:13 AM.
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