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Cityline
03-27-2009, 10:45 AM
Hi,
I'm deciding on buying a new uke
But I'm unsure between a tenor
And a concert
I have a soprano right and I'm just looking for a bigger size

So I'm looking for opinions, like if you have a tenor concert or both, can I have your feedback for em,

And brand and strings too if its cool, my budget is about 200

UkuleleHill
03-27-2009, 10:50 AM
I started on a soprano and then moved to a concert. I now wish I had moved to a tenor instead, but really there are times I like my concert. I know however that had I moved to a tenor instead I probably would have never owned a concert (if that makes sence).

dnewton2
03-27-2009, 11:00 AM
I started on a concert, then got a tenor, then a soprano. I then got a real nice uke and I went with my favorite size.........Concert. I like all the sized but I love my concert ukes.

It is cool to ask what everyone thinks you may get some great feedback but in the end everyone is different and it comes down to personal prefernce. You are going to just have to break down and submit to having one of each size.

SailQwest
03-27-2009, 11:31 AM
...it comes down to personal prefernce. You are going to just have to break down and submit to having one of each size.

dnewton2 definitely nailed it!

Size choice is very subjective. My husband and I got quite a few ukuleles and finally settled on our "preferred" size. I like concerts; he likes tenors.

bbycrts
03-27-2009, 12:01 PM
I started on baritone...quickly went to tenor...then got a sopranino (but kept the tenor). Then got a soprano. Now at last I have a concert. Out of all that the two keepers are a soprano and a concert (both sweet, sweet Kanile'as!).

Cityline
03-27-2009, 12:06 PM
Thanks for the feedback!

Haha I wish I could get one of each size, but I don like to stress my fingers much with the legth of the frets, I play the guitar from time to time, so I'm concered with the fret length and they variety of songs I can play on both, cause it I can't get a good sound at the 12+ frets on the soprano lol

generem
03-27-2009, 12:08 PM
I have both Concert and Tenor. I tend to pick up the Concert when ever Im learning a new song just because I find it easier to play. But I really do prefer the sound of the Tenor vs Concert. Has alot more volume and Bass.

I never leave home without my Concert Kala Ka-C

I would recommend picking up the Concert 1st. You will have both Soon enough:shaka:

SailQwest
03-27-2009, 12:09 PM
If you're comfortable playing guitar, you should seriously consider a tenor.

I love the sound of my husband's tenor, but the fretboard is just too big for my small hands. I do play it on occasion, though, because it sounds so fabulous (and then I whine about my aching hands).

Cityline
03-27-2009, 12:28 PM
Are the length bewteen the frets same size as a guitar?

SailQwest
03-27-2009, 12:46 PM
Not even close to the same size as a guitar!

Cityline
03-27-2009, 12:49 PM
Haha ok, than i think I'll go with a tenor since you guys say it has great sound, and the fret aint that big, thanks all!

dnewton2
03-27-2009, 12:57 PM
Haha ok, than i think I'll go with a tenor since you guys say it has great sound,

Any sized instrument has the capability of great sound. But that is cool you made your mind up. I am sure you will be very happy with your new ukulele.

Do you have any uke picked out yet or in mind?

Cityline
03-27-2009, 01:12 PM
thank im not sure, lol

any reccomendations?

Kanaka916
03-27-2009, 01:29 PM
thank im not sure, lol

any reccomendations?
There are a couple of 'em listed in the Marketplace;
KALA KA-TG Mahogany Tenor Ukulele (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11430)
Mainland Tenor, cedar (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11402)

Cityline
03-27-2009, 01:42 PM
thanks !

im diggin the kala KA-TG

G~Ukes
03-27-2009, 02:43 PM
you can't go wrong with tenors!!

hoosierhiver
03-27-2009, 03:20 PM
Tenors are usually only 2 or 3 inches longer than concerts, but some people really like the wider spacing on the fret board,especially if they have guitar experience. They also have a somewhat "bigger" sound.
I personally like concerts the best at the moment.To me, that few inches bigger than a soprano and a few inches smaller than a tenor makes the feel of concerts most comfortable.

michaeltran3
03-27-2009, 03:29 PM
i prefer the tenor, imo i can do more tricks with the longer scale, and the tone if more full and has more sustain

Ahnko Honu
03-27-2009, 04:02 PM
IF you're only going to get one I'd recommend a Tenor too the concert being close enough to the standard (soprano) to have a noticeable difference. You know you will contract UAS eventually so you will wind up purchasing a concert size anyways so just get what you want the most first. I recently strummed a KALA KA-ST spruce top Tenor and this very reasonably priced ukulele was both great looking and great sounding even with GHS springs. MGM has um for $169.95 all setup with Aquila strings. If I didn't already have a NICE tenor pineapple I would have definitely picked this buggah up. http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-KA-ST-Sitka-solid-sprucetop-Tenor-Ukulele-w-case_W0QQitemZ270364667987QQihZ017QQcategoryZ16224 QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262?_trksid=p 1713.m153.l1262
http://www.ukulele-winkel.nl/shop/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/Masief_sparren_T_486fc12f08cd6.jpg

Cityline
03-27-2009, 04:14 PM
wow lol, im thinking aboout this one

80? btw when it says setup does that mean you gotta put it together or...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250394745207&ih=015&category=16224&ssPageName=STORE:PROMOBOX:ENDSOON#ebayphotohosting

id have enough left over for a decent concert uke

dnewton2
03-27-2009, 04:28 PM
btw when it says setup does that mean you gotta put it together or...



It means MGM hooks you up. It is put together. He upgrades the strings and a bunch of other stuff. I think action adjustment, frets dresses and polished, I am sure more but not sure what. MGM is quite popular around here.

Cityline
03-27-2009, 04:45 PM
Oh dang that's awesome. Haha

ichadwick
03-28-2009, 06:42 AM
I started with tenor, tried concert and soprano, went back to tenor. I simply like the size, the spacing and the sound of tenor better. But it's all a personal choice.

There are several good tenors at a modest ro reasonable price - Kala, Ohana, Mainland, Lanikai, Fluke among them. I have a page of reviews of several of these models that might help you (see my sig for the link).

Like others here, I recommend you check MGM's eBay store, as well as the other online stores for models and availability.

mailman
03-28-2009, 08:41 AM
My first (and so far only) uke is a Kala KA-SC (solid spruce top, concert).

I know that the tenor has a longer scale length, and thus a bit more space between the frets. What I'm curious about is whether or not a tenor affords more room in the other direction....across the neck, or neck width.

I have quite large hands, and that's why I opted for the concert. Now I'm second-guessing myself, and wondering whether I should have gone with a tenor.

Never having actually held a tenor, I don't know how the neck "feels". Is there more neck width, as well as length?

upskydowncloud
03-28-2009, 08:51 AM
My first (and so far only) uke is a Kala KA-SC (solid spruce top, concert).

I know that the tenor has a longer scale length, and thus a bit more space between the frets. What I'm curious about is whether or not a tenor affords more room in the other direction....across the neck, or neck width.

I have quite large hands, and that's why I opted for the concert. Now I'm second-guessing myself, and wondering whether I should have gone with a tenor.

Never having actually held a tenor, I don't know how the neck "feels". Is there more neck width, as well as length?

There is indeed more width in that direction. My Kamaka tenor is a lot wider than my Lanikai concert although I remember in the shop that the Lanikai tenor I looked at didn't seem that different from the concert. I'll dig out some measurements as an example.