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Kibes37
06-05-2019, 08:15 AM
My Kanileía straight feels like a Tenor compared to my Opio. The nut width on the Opio along with quality control has taken away my interest in a higher end Koaloha. Which is a shame because I Love the voice of my Opio. Itís looking like my incoming Clara may not last long with my nut width preference. I will definitely give a couple months. It really does seem like more companies should offer some varying nut widths. Maybe too much to deal with. I have searched past threads, but itís old info.

I would love any and all suggestions on Ukes with the WIDEST nuts out there.

Thanks

Joyful Uke
06-05-2019, 08:22 AM
Here is one possible resource:

https://ukenut.com/comparison-of-ukulele-nut-widths/

Kibes37
06-05-2019, 09:05 AM
Thanks I saw that. Isn’t that 2015? Plus I don’t think it’s totally accurate...

Joyful Uke
06-05-2019, 09:08 AM
Thanks I saw that. Isn’t that 2015? Plus I don’t think it’s totally accurate...

Looks like it, but could still be a starting point. I don't know that any of the brands have changed nut widths since then, but someone else here will probably know.

Kibes37
06-05-2019, 09:12 AM
I very much appreciate the reply. I’m finding varying info on Koalohas for example. Just wanted some input, but if this a boring subject I understand. Thanks again.

Joyful Uke
06-05-2019, 09:36 AM
I very much appreciate the reply. I’m finding varying info on Koalohas for example. Just wanted some input, but if this a boring subject I understand. Thanks again.

It's not a boring subject to me. Nut width makes a big difference to me.
Maybe someone has a better resource than that one. I hope so. :-)

70sSanO
06-05-2019, 10:10 AM
Up to a point it’s not nut width, but string width. Up to a point because a narrow nut (fretboard) does limit how wide the strings can be spaced. But if there is 5 or 6mm spacing between the A, or G, string at the nut, the string to string spacing can probably be wider.

John

stevejfc
06-05-2019, 11:07 AM
Full fledge Koalohas have a 1.5" nut as do Kanile'a. My personal preference is kanile'a based on tone/voice and ease of play (love the Kanile'a neck). Many however prefer Koaloha with its great bark (volume).

Kibes37
06-05-2019, 11:13 AM
Thanks for the info. So KoAloha’s (Hawaiian made) have the same width as Kanilea’? Interesting. That may have brought my interest back a bit...

Weebeastie
06-05-2019, 11:13 AM
going into custom territory perhaps might get you "exactly' what you want :-D

Kibes37
06-05-2019, 11:35 AM
Ha, I would have already moved faster on that, but I’m still figuring out what I want...

Kibes37
06-05-2019, 01:37 PM
Fantastic info!!! Thank you

Ukecaster
06-05-2019, 04:40 PM
Here is one possible resource:

https://ukenut.com/comparison-of-ukulele-nut-widths/

Wow, according to that, a Martin tenor has the narrowest nut of all, at 34mm. Wonder if that is a vintage model, modern, or both?

ghostrdr
06-05-2019, 05:50 PM
For some reason, maybe from the Ukulele Site podcast with Paul Okami from KoAloha, I thought KoAloha tenors the fretboard is bound which may be why the string spacing is smaller. On the K'anileas, are the fretboard edges bound?

kkimura
06-06-2019, 01:47 AM
I've heard that some of the Kala Elites have wider necks.

Ukecaster
06-06-2019, 02:13 AM
I've heard that some of the Kala Elites have wider necks.

The Kala Elite 1koa concert I owned had the biggest dimensions I ever saw: 38 mm nut width, 31.6 mm string spread at the nut, and a whopping 46.3 mm string spread at the saddle.

Kenn2018
06-06-2019, 11:38 AM
Pete Howlett talked about nut width vs. string spacing and other topics, such as "action", in his May 28 Facebook video.

He basically concurred that the nut width is not the important measurement, though it has somehow become so in many articles, reviews and postings. Rather it is the string spacing that is the important information.

YogiTom
06-06-2019, 11:47 AM
Pete Howlett talked about nut width vs. string spacing and other topics, such as "action", in his May 28 Facebook video.

He basically concurred that the nut width is not the important measurement, though it has somehow become so in many articles, reviews and postings. Rather it is the string spacing that is the important information.

May be a naÔve question, but how does one measure string spacing? From inside edges of the 1st and 4th, or the outside edges? My gut tells me it is the former, but wanted to ask rather than assume!

keenonuke
06-06-2019, 01:41 PM
The Cali Pineapple has an 1-1/2" nut. It's a concert scale with a tenor sized body.