View Full Version : Checking neck angle on a finished uke

03-20-2015, 09:35 PM
I have a question regarding ukes that are already built.

As I understand it, on a guitar the rule of thumb is that if the neck angle is correct and the neck isn't bowed (as opposed to having a little relief), a straight edge placed on the frets and extending to the bridge should fall right on top of the bridge in front of the saddle. Or, if one doesn't have a straight edge, sighting down the neck from the nut should show the top of the fretboard's end lining up with the top of the bridge, or a hair below to account for the fret height.

Is it the same for ukuleles, or is the rule of thumb different for these instruments? I've googled this every way I can think to write it, but I've found nothing about checking the neck angle of a finished uke. I'm pretty sure my old tenor is off, but I'd like more to go on.

Thanks in advance.

03-21-2015, 03:26 AM
Its the same for ukes. But as long as the instrument is still comfortable to play I wouldn't worry about slight variations.

03-21-2015, 09:03 AM
Thanks! Good to know.

03-21-2015, 11:40 AM
FWIW, I just realized that I posted this in the wrong section, should have been Uke Tech Support. My apologies.