View Poll Results: Favorite scale:

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  • Soprano

    27 19.57%
  • Concert

    43 31.16%
  • Tenor

    54 39.13%
  • Baritone

    14 10.14%
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Thread: What is your favorite scale uke? 2018 edition.

  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by janeray1940 View Post
    I knew someone would say that, and I think it's technically correct, but - a concert body feels absolutely enormous to me compared to a longneck soprano, and really clumsy to play. So for me there's more to it than just scale length. Which is why I chose soprano, because if the question was phrased more like "you can only have ONE uke and one uke only, and your choices are limited to soprano, concert, tenor, or bari" I'd far prefer a soprano to a concert just for pure comfort alone.
    I agree. Body size can have a big impact on comfort, so it would be nice to include the longnecks. Right now, if I had to pick one scale I'd say it's my 19" tenor. That one isn't an option here. So I won't vote! ;-)
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    Concert definitely, Soprano is a close second.
    Tenor:
    Mya Moe Classic Koa #2052

    Concert:
    Hoffmann ML Style Cedar/Ebony, LoPrinzi Nova MS-C Mahogany/Spruce, , Knaile'a KPA C Premium Koa, Kiwaya KMC-K Koa, Pono RC-C-PC Cedar/Rosewood, Kala Waterman KA CWB Green

    Long Neck Soprano:
    KoAloha KSM-02 Koa

    Soprano:
    Lanikai LU-21 Laminate Mahogany (My Very First Uke!), Kamaka Pineapple 100th Anniversary Koa, Maui Music SK-41 "Pre-Fire" Koa, Romero Creations XS Soprano Spalted Mango, Ohana SK 50G Cedar/Rosewood, Zimnicki Soprano Koa

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    Still concert. I've owned all the other sizes, and they just don't work for me. Always, concert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lapyang View Post
    Concert definitely, Soprano is a close second.
    Me too. The smaller they are, the easier they are to hoard too.
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    Spent my learning time on concert & concert scale ukes in the main.

    I've tried most combination of sizes/scales now, & have come to the conclusion that the best scale is tenor.

    However, not the body size, that is more concert sized.

    So my main players are small bodied tenors, long neck concerts, acoustic & electric, (& I just got hold of a steel string too).
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.
    Formerly known as uke1950.

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    For comfort of playing I like concert and baritone scale lengths but for the sound I love the bark and fast decay you get with a soprano uke - gets me to play to the ukes strengths and sounds rather than play like I play my guitars, relying on that extra bit of sustain and smoothness. If I had to pick one I'd keep my sopranos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croaky Keith View Post
    .....So my main players are small bodied tenors, long neck concerts......
    Is there a difference?
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    I have thought about what I play the most. Up until March of 2017 I would have voted Tenor. But since that time I would have to say Baritone, still love the Tenor but it’s no longer my main player.

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    Definitely concert. I've played soprano & tenor as well. Soprano works, but not as comfy as concert. I can't do tenor scale very well, but love the sound. So, I found a "short neck" tenor (tenor body, concert neck) that I should receive soon. We'll see if that satisfies my tenor craving?
    My ukulele family.....
    Islander Acacia soprano
    KoAloha concert - circa 2006
    Loprinzi cedar & rosewood concert
    Gary Gill concert scale tenor, Douglas Fir & Mahogany

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    Is there a difference?
    Oh, yes, they certainly are.

    I have two acoustic long neck concerts, a tenor necked soprano, a RISA solid tenor, a RISA Uke Ellie tenor, & my recently aquired pre used Clearwater steel string electric.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.
    Formerly known as uke1950.

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