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BB11
03-05-2016, 03:53 AM
All others i see have non banjo tuners so i an curious. I should add I saw it on line, seller says it is a tenor, i have my doubts. I think they may have used the wrong photo. Thanks

Jim Hanks
03-05-2016, 04:41 AM
Pics? Links?

BB11
03-05-2016, 04:45 AM
https://reverb-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/s--dQvY3dzZ--/a_exif,c_limit,f_auto,fl_progressive,h_620,q_75,w_ 620/v1440977381/k1rgnnffmspak0xwk2sx.jpg

I believe it is a stock photo of a smaller body.

DownUpDave
03-05-2016, 05:05 AM
13 frets to the body, definitely a concert, I own one.:-)Probably a stock photo as you say

Jim Hanks
03-05-2016, 05:33 AM
What do you mean by "banjo tuners"? Looks like the standard friction tuners:
http://www.theukulelesite.com/shop-by/popular-models/koaloha-opio-concert-ukulele-package.html

Rakelele
03-05-2016, 06:10 AM
Yes, that's a concert Opio in the picture with the regular KoAloha friction tuners they come with. Another way to tell it's a concert is by looking at the bridge; it's smaller and engraved.

Tootler
03-05-2016, 06:21 AM
Maybe someone has replaced the stock tuners with planetary tuners. My banjo uke came with banjo planetary tuners.

UkerDanno
03-05-2016, 06:26 AM
just wondering what you people consider "banjo tuners"?

Mivo
03-05-2016, 06:30 AM
He referred to friction tuners. It is what is shown in the picture (the Opio Concert), and when you Google "banjo tuners", you get images of friction tuners/pegs. :)

DownUpDave
03-05-2016, 07:02 AM
He referred to friction tuners. It is what is shown in the picture (the Opio Concert), and when you Google "banjo tuners", you get images of friction tuners/pegs. :)

Does that mean my Opio concert is really a banjo in disguise........cool. Except I now gotta learn to clawhammer......that's hard :p

BB11
03-05-2016, 07:08 AM
Banjo tuners in guitar talk are tuners that have rhe tuning buttons in the back, not coming out of the side or slothead style. http://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/Tuning_Machines/Banjo_Tuning_Machines/Waverly_Banjo_Tuning_Pegs.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=2016-03-gp&gclid=CKf2v6eEqssCFUodgQod30cOEw

BB11
03-05-2016, 07:08 AM
Thanks for the info, i thought it was smaller than a tenor.

BB11
03-05-2016, 09:28 AM
Spoke to this dealer. They say KoAloha sets these up in Hawaii and that isxall that is needed. Any thoughts on this, the price is very good.