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cds
04-21-2018, 04:15 AM
Model A
Solid Mahogany Top, Back and Sides
Unbound Body
Satin Finish
14 Frets to Body
19 Fret Rosewood Fingerboard

This Uke is in great condition. Even at 14 frets to body, it is still a normal soprano scale and not a SS. I have owned it for about 4 weeks. Purchased new from Spruce Tree Music. Reason for selling is that I have contracted a very bad case of UAS and I am funding for another soprano that I just purchased. The only mark I can really see is on the back of headstock. See in photos. Comes with case. $Sold,Thanks! Shipped in lower 48. Only US sales at this time. Please email or PM with questions. I can also send more photos if needed.
Thanks,
Chris


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ukeinfused
04-21-2018, 08:28 AM
Purty!
Trying to wrap my head around this: does 14 frets to the body mean it's smaller bodied or bridge saddle is further from bottom bout than a regular soprano...?

cds
04-21-2018, 09:04 AM
Tracie,
I do not think the body is smaller. I put it up against my Martin and it seems to be the same size body. Maybe has something to do with the bridge placement. This is the answer I got from Loprinzi after I bought it.

"Hi Chris,

No it's not a concert scale and it would have been marked as an super soprano(SS) if it was. We changed our standard neck joint to 14 frets to the body several years ago for both sopranos and concerts.

Thank you
Edette Yancey/Sales
LoPrinzi Guitars and Ukuleles"

That is all I know. Maybe someone will chime in. It does sound nice though. Just not getting played as much as the Martin.

EDW
04-21-2018, 09:11 AM
I have seen some Loprinzis that have 12 frets to the body, but many seem to be 14, which I think are sometimes referred to as long necked or super sopranos by other makers. (although don't quote me on that) It would be interesting to see how they measure, but from the pics, the bridge does not seem to be different from a standard soprano. Some instruments I have seen from other makes seem to have it placed differently.

RafterGirl
04-21-2018, 10:08 AM
Kanilea & Islander sopranos are 14 frets to the body. They are soprano scale, and not super/long neck sopranos.

I'm assuming this has the 1 3/8 inch nut like most Loprinzi ukuleles?

Ernie
04-21-2018, 10:14 AM
Not a super soprano. All things (scale length, body size) being equal, a 14th-fret join moves the bridge higher on the body (toward the sound hole). Some will say that this causes the bridge to miss the "sweet spot" on the lower bout, but it can be argued that the added resonance/sustain from the extra wood in the neck makes up for any loos of sound.
(Some will disagree with everything I said, and I'm okay with that).

cds
04-25-2018, 11:22 PM
Price drop $375

Bill Sheehan
04-26-2018, 05:18 AM
Hey cds, I know this can be difficult to quantify, but from one of your photos (showing a close-up of the friction pegs) it looks like this uke has a fairly "slimline" neck; in other words, when you're playing in first-position, it's relatively easy to get your hand around the neck, as opposed to certain necks that kind of feel like you're holding onto the barrel of a miniature baseball bat. Would you describe this one as being more in the "slim" category? (Again, I'm not talking neck width, as much as neck "depth".) Thanks!

cds
04-26-2018, 06:32 AM
Hey cds, I know this can be difficult to quantify, but from one of your photos (showing a close-up of the friction pegs) it looks like this uke has a fairly "slimline" neck; in other words, when you're playing in first-position, it's relatively easy to get your hand around the neck, as opposed to certain necks that kind of feel like you're holding onto the barrel of a miniature baseball bat. Would you describe this one as being more in the "slim" category? (Again, I'm not talking neck width, as much as neck "depth".) Thanks!

Yes. I would say your description is accurate. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Bill Sheehan
04-26-2018, 06:45 AM
Thanks! -Bill

uketanzon
04-26-2018, 06:56 AM
pm with offer sent

cds
04-26-2018, 09:24 AM
PM replied to. Still available

jasonisin1
05-06-2018, 06:18 PM
Did this actually sell or is it still available?
Thanks,
Jason

cds
05-07-2018, 06:14 AM
Did this actually sell or is it still available?
Thanks,
Jason


Jason,
Sorry. It sold. I will mark this down.
Thanks,
Chris