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    Default Mainland Longneck Concert Pineapple

    Hi Everybody,
    I'm in the market for a new Uke and would like to try a pineapple body style but would also like something that could be strung low G. I came across the Mainland Longneck Concert Pineapple and was wondering if anyone has tried one. The site says it has a tenor size neck. So does this mean that it could be strung low G? What size strings would fit it, concert or tenor? Any help would be great.
    Thanks
    Eric

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    If it has a tenor neck, it would take tenor strings. Pretty much any uke can be strung low G - I have even strung my soprano that way for a time. I've played that Mainland long neck pineapple and its sweet.
    Walk softly with your soprano and carry a big spruce tenor stick.

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    Got it - bought it from Uke Republic. Mine is High G presently, but it could certainly be strung Low g as Larry stated. Great tone & plenty of volume from the concert body. Was just playing it.
    Soprano: Sailor Brand SPC-S, Donaldson Vintage-S, Gstring Longneck, 1920's Martin 0, Makala Dolphin (YELLOW), Mainland Chili!, Roy Smeck
    Concert: KoAloha Sceptre, KoAloha Super Concert, Kala "Mighty Uke", Kamoa Grand Concert, Lanikai S-C Spruce
    Tenor: LoPrinzi Model A Mohagany
    Baritone: Pono MBO
    Pineapple/Other: Mainland red-cedar, Mya-Moe Concert Pineapple (Mango), KoAloha Longneck Pineapple, Vintage Kamaka Pineapple

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    Great "String Guide" on Southcoast uke site. While you can tune low g on any uke, they explain why it sounds better on longer scale ukes, up to and including the baritone!

    http://www.southcoastukes.com/
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    Morgan Monroe Banjo Uke; KPK acacia long neck soprano pineapple.
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