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    Default Concert vs Tenor

    I was wondering if a tenor ukulele has any advantages, like playing more advanced songs up the fingerboard?

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    A 14 fret to the body Concert is quite similar to a tenor, it's a little bit tighter in fret spacings than a tenor but generally has a sweeter tone because of the smaller body & there is also less string tension
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    I prefer a tenor for playability and tone.

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    My present favourite size is a tenor necked concert, best of both worlds.
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    Can you play any songs on a concert and tenor equally or will a tenor be better/easier?

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    Check your favorite pros and type of plays. My favorite guiter players use dreadnotes and they take advantage of its size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazyliszek View Post
    Can you play any songs on a concert and tenor equally or will a tenor be better/easier?
    The tuning and chord shapes are the same. You should have more room between frets with a tenor. If you have short fingers you may prefer a concert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazyliszek View Post
    Can you play any songs on a concert and tenor equally or will a tenor be better/easier?
    Which songs do you have in mind?
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    Just in general, I was wondering if you up the fretboard, will you still be able to play them as beautifully as a tenor. I only have a concert flea, and the higher notes barely ring out (don't know if that's because half the instrument isn't real wood). It really makes the higher frets sound dull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazyliszek View Post
    Just in general, I was wondering if you up the fretboard, will you still be able to play them as beautifully as a tenor. I only have a concert flea, and the higher notes barely ring out (don't know if that's because half the instrument isn't real wood). It really makes the higher frets sound dull.
    Head down to your local music shop & try a few out, ultimately you will be the best judge of what works best for you
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