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Ukecaster
08-29-2017, 05:17 AM
Here's a pic of my sopranos. Left to right are 50's gold label Kamaka, early 40's Favilla U2, Kiwaya KTS-4, Famous FS-5 (lam koa) and Famous FS-0 (thinline lam mahogany). I'm liking the Favilla alot right now, and the thinline FS-0 is very cool, a great sound for such a small package. Now to decide which to keep :rolleyes: It's really fun to have them all out and compare, and rather amazing how different they can sound, each with its own particular voice.

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Booli
08-29-2017, 05:58 AM
You have a mighty fine little family there! :)

Enjoy them! :music:

actadh
08-29-2017, 06:11 AM
I am sorry you have to choose.

UkingViking
08-29-2017, 06:13 AM
Looks good.

Of course, even if they didn't, I wouldn't want to insult the Soprano family...

EDW
08-29-2017, 12:01 PM
Tough problem to have!

igorthebarbarian
08-29-2017, 05:06 PM
Lovely collection there!
Did you see Baz's article on his Got a Ukulele site about Sopranos not getting any love?

spongeuke
08-29-2017, 07:25 PM
Do you need a Martin?

Croaky Keith
08-29-2017, 10:17 PM
.....Did you see Baz's article on his Got a Ukulele site about Sopranos not getting any love?

I fall into that category because I don't find the scale comfortable, but I do have long necks, so it's not really that I don't like sopranos, just the scale. ;)

Ukecaster
08-30-2017, 01:49 AM
Do you need a Martin?

Oh yeah, that's what's missing. Absolutely! Got a spare one?

WCBarnes
08-30-2017, 03:54 AM
I fall into that category because I don't find the scale comfortable, but I do have long necks, so it's not really that I don't like sopranos, just the scale. ;)

Have you ever tried a soprano with a 1.5" neck? It makes a WORLD of difference! I just got my first one and it is as easy to play as my concerts. The stretch is obviously different, but the comfort on the fretboard is there.

WCBarnes
08-30-2017, 03:55 AM
Do you need a Martin?


Oh yeah, that's what's missing. Absolutely! Got a spare one?

I'm sure he does! Spongeuke has some very nice vintage Martins!

Ukecaster
08-30-2017, 04:22 AM
Have you ever tried a soprano with a 1.5" neck? It makes a WORLD of difference! I just got my first one and it is as easy to play as my concerts. The stretch is obviously different, but the comfort on the fretboard is there.

Closest I've tried are the Famous sopranos, with 37mm nut width, very comfy. Which soprano with 1.5" nut did you get, and what others are available?