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scooterguitar
03-11-2009, 10:29 AM
What brands tend to have chunkier/fatter necks?

GX9901
03-11-2009, 10:53 AM
Kanile'a used to have some pretty chunky necks, but I think they changed about a year ago to thinner profile necks. Kelii have nice and chunky, but light, necks (at least on their tenor). Honu have super thin necks. Most other brands have roughly medium thickness on their necks, I think.

sukie
03-11-2009, 11:00 AM
Ukuleles by Lori Espanol also have thick necks.

sweets
03-11-2009, 11:30 AM
Flukes and Fleas! My soprano Flea has an almost-square neck.

bbycrts
03-11-2009, 12:37 PM
I have a fairly chunky neck; I tell everyone I'm big boned, but I think we all know the truth now, don't we?

Oh...you're talking ukulele...sorry

Ukulele Dude
03-11-2009, 12:43 PM
I think the neck on my Cigar Box by Tom Guy is a bit chunkier than average. George would you agree?

GX9901
03-11-2009, 02:09 PM
I think the neck on my Cigar Box by Tom Guy is a bit chunkier than average. George would you agree?

Yes, I would agree with that.

swervy jervy
03-11-2009, 02:33 PM
I'd say that two fleas taped together would make a smooth hitting and sweet sounding fungo bat.

beeejums
03-11-2009, 03:34 PM
I'd say that two fleas taped together would make a smooth hitting and sweet sounding fungo bat.

??? I don't get it. Or is there just nothing to get?

scooterguitar
03-11-2009, 03:52 PM
Thanks.
This Koaloha seems to have a thin neck, but then again my knowledge is limited.
How about Mainlands?

swervy jervy
03-11-2009, 04:06 PM
??? I don't get it. Or is there just nothing to get?

Ever seen a fungo?

http://www.fielders.net/bats/fungo/small112.png

Cut the barrel in half and you've pretty much got the neck on a flea.

MGM
03-11-2009, 08:22 PM
compass rose have slightly stockier necks but i wouldnt call them chunky. rick turner being a guitar maker wanted the feel to be more like a guitar profile..making guitarist feel at home

scooterguitar
03-12-2009, 01:18 AM
What's a compass rose?

deach
03-12-2009, 01:21 AM
What's a compass rose?

It's a brand of ukes.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Gorgeous-Compass-Rose-Sycamore-Tenor-Ukulele-WOW_W0QQitemZ330312703995QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item330312703995&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

scooterguitar
03-16-2009, 03:06 PM
Let's bring this back up....
I'm going for the mid priced tenor this time around, Kala, Mainland, Pono, etc. $200-$400. Beefier neck the better.
Should I really consider the Flukes?

generem
03-16-2009, 03:11 PM
Lehua ukuleles has a pretty thick neck. and its that price range. I really like my tenor

scooterguitar
03-16-2009, 03:15 PM
Checking them out. How are they quality wise then>?

SnakeOiler
03-17-2009, 03:40 AM
Let's bring this back up....
I'm going for the mid priced tenor this time around, Kala, Mainland, Pono, etc. $200-$400. Beefier neck the better.
Should I really consider the Flukes?

Don't go Kala, they have notoriously thin necks, which I like. The fattest neck I ever played was on a Bugsgear Eleuke. That thing was pretty square.