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Ukecaster
12-13-2017, 06:24 PM
Saw this ad for a Takumi...quite a description. I notice that this has 14 frets to the body (like most longneck sopranos), yet still has a standard soprano scale length. Does that affect fret spacing, compared to a standard 12 fret vintage Martin with same scale? It seems that it would make the spacing even tighter than a 12 fret soprano.

http://www.southernukulelestore.co.uk/Product/3942/USED-Takumi-TS-1M-All-Solid-Figured-Hondouran-Mahogany-Soprano-Ukulele-in-case

Debussychopin
12-13-2017, 06:45 PM
No. Just the bridge is closer to the soundhole making it still soprano scale length. I have a loprinzi soprano that is the same way. However they don't call it a long neck or super

Ziret
12-13-2017, 08:36 PM
I think George Elmes plays one of those, in addition to his KTS-7.

RafterGirl
12-14-2017, 01:21 AM
I have an Islander AS-4 that's 14 frets to the body. Soprano scale. Fits in a standard soprano hard case & gig bag.

MopMan
12-14-2017, 01:57 AM
The 12th fret must be at exactly 1/2 the distance between the nut and the saddle; for a given scale the fret spacing is fixed.

Ukecaster
12-14-2017, 02:45 AM
No. Just the bridge is closer to the soundhole making it still soprano scale length. I have a loprinzi soprano that is the same way. However they don't call it a long neck or super

Yeah, I see how they shift the bridge up towards the soundhole, compared to a normal 12 fret uke. Must have a big sweet spot too if they can shift the bridge like that and still sound good. Body looks a bit different shape too.

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EDW
12-14-2017, 04:53 AM
Lovely looking instrument

Ukulele Eddie
12-14-2017, 06:22 AM
I have played several Takumiís and owned a concert. They are fantastic instruments with wonderful tone. Highly recommmeded.

JesterBlod
12-14-2017, 06:46 AM
That is a very interesting Ukulele - wish I lived a little closer so I could take a look in person.... hmmmm maybe time for a road trip....!