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MD-Terp
06-12-2018, 05:26 AM
I'm trying to find a tenor uke with string spacing of at least 1.5 inches at the nut. I'm aware of the Oscar Schmidt model with 1.75 inch spacing. I'd appreciate any suggestions from Forum members about other models with wide spacing. Thanks.

Braddtastic
06-12-2018, 06:24 AM
The Outdoor Ukulele tenors nutwidth is 1.5 inches, according to their specs.

PTOEguy
06-12-2018, 07:06 AM
Islander and Kanilea usually figure into these discussions. I've got an Islander soprano and love the wide fingerboard.

kohanmike
06-12-2018, 07:15 AM
I've had a luthier replace the nut on a couple of my ukes with slightly wider spaced slots, even a little helped. I now make sure when I get a custom tenor made by Bruce Wei in Vietnam, the nut is 1.5 inches, much more comfortable.

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UkeInTW
06-12-2018, 07:58 AM
I'm trying to find a tenor uke with string spacing of at least 1.5 inches at the nut. I'm aware of the Oscar Schmidt model with 1.75 inch spacing. I'd appreciate any suggestions from Forum members about other models with wide spacing. Thanks.

I think Romero Creations grand tenor has a 1.5" nut width.

lakesideglenn
06-12-2018, 08:03 AM
Pohaku ukuleles

hollisdwyer
06-12-2018, 08:39 AM
One of the reasons I decided to only buy custom mades was to get a wider fretboard.

Ukecaster
06-12-2018, 08:56 AM
Kala Elites can be had with 1.5" nut

70sSanO
06-12-2018, 09:26 AM
Are you looking for 1.5" string spacing or overall nut width? Vastly different measurements. I know of no production ukuleles that have a 1-11/16" nut width. I'm guess around 2mm from string to edge minimum.

John

Swamp Yankee
06-12-2018, 10:22 AM
+ 2,3 or is it 4 others on the Kanilea Islander. I recently picked up a solid mahogany tenor Islander that I'm rather fond of. I love the wider nut, especially, and knowing they put that on everything down to the soprano is tweaking my UAS pretty badly.

Pukulele Pete
06-12-2018, 10:26 AM
This may be of some help -http://ukenut.com/comparison-of-ukulele-nut-widths/

Booli
06-12-2018, 10:55 AM
Instruments made by The Magic Fluke Company, such as the Fluke and Flea, all have nuts at least 1.4" wide and string-to-string spacing is also pretty wide to make full use of that width.

see here: https://www.magicfluke.com/category-s/1830.htm

I have several and find them very comfortable to play. See the FAQ link in my forum signature below for tons of details and photos, as well as the experiences of others to find out more.

Estudiante
06-13-2018, 08:36 AM
In "entry level" territory there are not too many options with a 1.5" nut. I know of only two: Cordoba 15TM and Donner DUT-1. Both of these have 1.5 inch nut, with correspondingly wider string spacing.

You can get the Cordoba for $100 - $120. Donner ukuleles are available online only, with the DUT-1 going for about $75 on Amazon.

I've handled both of these models and they are very decent entry level ukuleles. I bought and kept the Donner DUT-1 as a linear-tuned instrument for my kids to mess around with (they have re-entrant concert ukuleles for lessons and daily practice). The quality of the Donner model suprised me. Sound and intonation are very decent. I did need to take about 1/8-inch (!!) off the saddle, but the nut height was fine. Detailed review and comparison of the concert model (DUC-1) is at thewirecutter.com. Fred Sokolow was a member of that review team, and he liked the Donner model.

bariukish
06-13-2018, 09:37 AM
I've got two acacia koa Kala baritones that are about 6 yrs old. These came with a 1.5 inch nut. Great ukes for this price point.

Swamp Yankee
06-14-2018, 06:46 AM
Most baritones come with 1.5" nuts. OP is looking for tenors.

According to the specs on the Córdoba website, the nut width on the 15TM is standard (38mm or 1 1/2"). It's the 30 series that has the wider nut.

I can vouch for the Cordoba 24T tenor at least
... 1.5" at the nut . . and on a silky smooth neck, I might add.