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Ukecaster
06-07-2018, 06:10 AM
Saw this one on Reverb, listed as an Ovation style. Bridge looks crooked. Could that have some useful purpose (intonation?), or just a shabby construction detail?

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mmfitzsimons
06-07-2018, 11:58 AM
It's done on some guitars as a form of compensation... seems kinda extreme on an Uke-scaled instrument tho.

ukantor
06-07-2018, 12:29 PM
"seems kinda extreme on an Uke-scaled instrument tho."

--and inappropriate for one with reentrant tuning.

John Colter.

mmfitzsimons
06-07-2018, 12:39 PM
Reentrant tuning? Some people still do that? ;)

anthonyg
06-07-2018, 02:28 PM
No its just wrong. A very slight angle the other way is useful if your going low G but its so slight you hardly see it.

What's pictured is an error and a big one too.

ukantor
06-07-2018, 07:39 PM
"Reentrant tuning? Some people still do that?"

Yep, and some of us old timers still play soprano ukes.:)

anthonyg
06-07-2018, 07:50 PM
You're a tough judge Anthony.........maybe it has hidden qualities :D or maybe it should be just....hidden! :cool:

My demons are strong. I should be the cranky judge on a talent show;)

Jerryc41
06-08-2018, 12:17 AM
It's done on some guitars as a form of compensation... seems kinda extreme on an Uke-scaled instrument tho.

Right. I've seen tilted bridges on many guitars, but the are always tiled with the bottom string higher. The one pictured below has a tilted saddle.

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Jerryc41
06-08-2018, 01:51 AM
Yep, and some of us old timers still play soprano ukes.:)

Soprano - the real ukulele! :)

mmn
06-08-2018, 02:39 AM
Weird. Left-handed?

70sSanO
06-08-2018, 05:50 PM
It not an ovation. The ad says it is an unknown brand with ovation style sound holes. Unfortunately it is doesn't have the ovation roundback. Just didn't want people to think that ovation made this.

John

sculptor
06-08-2018, 10:00 PM
Reentrant tuning? Some people still do that? ;)

I know you are joking but I must point out that there is actually some music that works better on high-g instruments... that's why I own two ukuleles (of course this doesn't explain those that own 10.) :nana:

-- Gary

Jerryc41
06-09-2018, 12:19 AM
I... that's why I own two ukuleles (of course this doesn't explain those that own 10.) :nana:

-- Gary

Only two? What about soprano, concert, and tenor? And a banjolele, of course. And a pineapple. And a sopranino. And the Hawaiian Ks. And a cigar box. ;)