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05-29-2019, 01:34 AM
What size ukes do you play? One, Two? Any?

05-29-2019, 01:40 AM
Sopranos only.

John Colter.

05-29-2019, 01:40 AM
Soprano and concert.
Tried tenor for multiple times and kept failing when comes to chord melody pieces.

Soprano size is my primary weapon of choice. Played on the concert for versatility training.

Croaky Keith
05-29-2019, 01:49 AM
I voted two sizes - but I should qualify that - I play tenor & concert scale sized necks.

Long neck sopranos, concerts, long neck concerts, & tenors.

(I do have a couple of baris, but seldom play them.)

05-29-2019, 02:00 AM
I play all of them, but soprano the least.

Possibly because my best soprano I a solid mahogany Favilla and lives in a case instead of being accessible.

Otherwise all of my ukuleles are laminates live on hooks near my sofa and are very handy.

05-29-2019, 02:13 AM
When I want something guitary I play my big baritone, when I want ukey I play my soprano. I started on baritone.

05-29-2019, 03:21 AM
Baritone mostly, and then soprano....never tenor or concert, even though I have a tenor lying around.

05-29-2019, 03:22 AM
Concert is the go to.

Soprano for quick easy play/ practice at work or in car.

05-29-2019, 03:25 AM
Does a long neck concert count as a concert? If not then I only play one size.

05-29-2019, 03:37 AM
I answered "Any", but I don't play Sopranissimo or Baritone. Just everything in between those. :p

05-29-2019, 03:37 AM
Soprano all the way!

05-29-2019, 03:51 AM
I tend to the extremes and play my sopranos and baritone, with a lot of tenor in the mix. Also ubass, but I’m not sure it counts as a uke. Haven’t tried the sub-sopranos. Yet.

05-29-2019, 04:23 AM
Mostly a tenor for fingerstyle, but a concert for strumming.

05-29-2019, 04:38 AM
Primarily soprano. Like was said before, baritone if I want something guitary. Just sold my sopranino.

I thought I was odd for living on the extremes, but it's sounding more common than I expected.

Swamp Yankee
05-29-2019, 04:51 AM
Concert most, soprano second, tenor third.....baritone, like never. I have one, but I havenít played it in months. My guitars get more play time than my baritone uke.

05-29-2019, 05:07 AM
At one time I had a soprano, concert tenor and baritone. When I moved I kept the concert, but sold the others. I have since bot a soprano, tenor and other concerts. I have concluded that the tenor size is not for me, so I play the soprano daily and a concert.

05-29-2019, 05:31 AM
I mostly play concert but have bought a few tenors in an attempt to move to that scale. I can play tenor okay, but prefer the comfortable size of concerts. Havenít really given sopranos a fair shot but maybe will soon.

05-29-2019, 06:12 AM
I'm a concert man. No reason other than the Goldilocks principle. But a few years ago I bought a nice solid top soprano just as a backup because I had a couple of things coming up and I kept worrying that something would happen to my concert and I wouldn't have time to get it replaced. I find now that when travelling I take the soprano to save space in my luggage and that I am playing it quite a bit more often. But I still reach for the concert most of the time.

Joyful Uke
05-29-2019, 06:38 AM
Concert only now.
I tried tenor and soprano, but sold them. I have to go with what my fingers can do without pain.

05-29-2019, 06:47 AM
After playing guitar for almost fifty years and trying a soprano, which was difficult for me to form chords, I went tenor cutaway and nothing else.

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05-29-2019, 06:59 AM
Soprano up to baritone. But I think tenor is my really happy place

05-29-2019, 07:03 AM
I started last year with a tenor, then added a cheapie baritone. Having played guitar for a bit over 20 years, I find even the tenor fretboard to be a bit cramped. The baritone is a very comfortable size for me.

05-29-2019, 07:08 AM
Soprano & concert mainly. Sometimes tenor.

mountain goat
05-29-2019, 07:23 AM
all of em.
depends on the song, the rhythm and the sorta vibe you're after

05-29-2019, 07:25 AM
I only play Sopranos.


05-29-2019, 10:01 AM
Mostly concert and baritone. I occasionally pick up a soprano.

05-29-2019, 10:05 AM
Tenor ukulele to seven-string classical and electric bass.

05-29-2019, 10:18 AM
Tenor 1st place.
Soprano 2nd.
Concert 3rd.
But no baritone the fretboard is too long for me to play the 4 fret across chords.
I'd like to try the sub-soprano sizes (sopranino and sopranissimo) but haven't done so yet.

05-29-2019, 11:05 AM
Concert for me :D

John boy
05-29-2019, 11:38 AM
Baritone only.

05-29-2019, 11:59 AM
Concert. Soprano fits my hand well but I don't care for the higher pitched tone. I have a cedar top concert strung low g.

05-29-2019, 08:45 PM
Tenor only. It’s just what feels best against my chunky self.

05-30-2019, 03:11 AM
I checked the "Play any size" button but don't play baritone or sopranino. So only three out of the five sizes. (Unless there's more sizes I don't know about.)

Cat M
05-30-2019, 02:03 PM

I have two good ones now, plus a Lanikai. So I will probably end up getting tenor or concert on my next purchase. I'm getting decent at transposing on the fly but it is still a brain bender to switch.

05-31-2019, 01:46 AM
I only own a concert and two tenor's so that's what I play. Sure I noodled around with a soprano here and there but I haven't bought one.......

05-31-2019, 02:34 AM
After much trial & error with other sizes, concert scale is my happy place. I currently have regular concerts & a long neck soprano. I've also had a short neck tenor (tenor body, concert scale neck) in the past. With my chubby, shortish fingers, soprano scale is too cramped and tenor is too much reach.

05-31-2019, 02:51 AM
I play all sizes, but my main uke is a concert. I'd love pay a bass guitar too. It sounds wonderful with ground vibrations, but my neighbours would not i bet like so much.

05-31-2019, 05:32 AM
I alternate between baritone and tenor. My left hand likes the tenor scale, and my right hand likes the lower tension of the baritone for fingerpicking.


05-31-2019, 07:37 AM
I play Soprano, Concert, and Tenor almost equally. Love em all!

05-31-2019, 08:48 AM
Mostly tenor and baritone, but I also have a Kala Dolphin (soprano), a Kala travel concert, and a concert scale Firefly banjolele that I play when circumstances warrant.

05-31-2019, 09:09 AM
I have a concert and a tenor. I prefer the concert neck and the tenor sound. I have trouble reaching some of the frets on the tenor. I don't like soprano - my fingers are too smooshed together. I'm thinking of looking for a short necked tenor to try - that could end up being my happy place.

frets alot
05-31-2019, 03:40 PM
Tenor and baritone (probably because of my 46 years of playing guitar).

Ukulele Eddie
05-31-2019, 05:42 PM
Primarily tenor and baritone. I do have concert and soprano scale ukes but very rarely play them these days.

05-31-2019, 09:44 PM
I can (and have) comfortably play any of the standard scale length ukuleles,but prefer to play soprano (See my sig!)

06-01-2019, 02:57 AM
I have a soprano and a concert. It would be difficult to say which one I prefer - it tends to be whichever one I'm playing at the time.

06-01-2019, 08:41 AM
Mostly concert and tenor lately, due to some hand issues. But when pull out my old Style 0 Martin soprano, I'm always amazed by the volume, louder than many tenors I've played!

06-01-2019, 08:53 AM
Strictly tenor.

I've tried and owned sopranos and Concerts. The tenor size is the most comfortable for me to play and has the sound I like best.