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13down
06-10-2019, 03:29 AM
Does anybody know of any ukuleles (either soprano or concert) with a 14-inch scale other than the Harmony Vita-uke?

It's a scale length that I kind of like but the old Harmony Vita-uke is the only model I know of with that scale. I've been presuming there are/were more out there and I'm wondering if anyone can help me out!

Tukanu
06-10-2019, 03:40 AM
I'm looking for a new project...maybe I could build you one?

Ukecaster
06-10-2019, 03:43 AM
I've had Famous FS-5 and aNueNue Khaya I sopranos that were close, about 13.8 in , and a Kiwaya KTS-1 that was 14.1 in.

Arcy
06-10-2019, 03:57 AM
about 13.8 mmNow that’ll be some tight fingering! ;)

Ukecaster
06-10-2019, 04:52 AM
Now that’ll be some tight fingering! ;)

Ha ha, indeed it would, my bad. :-) Obviously I meant inches, not mm, I edited the original post, thx.

natchez
06-10-2019, 04:55 AM
Kepasa makes a 14" scale soprano, the Josephine model. Lovely instrument.

http://www.kepasaukulele.com/store/p13/Josephine_Soprano_Ukulele.html

Arcy
06-10-2019, 05:01 AM
Obviously I meant inches, not mmI figured. ;). For comparison, this one is about 86mm, and now I want to make one that’s “playable”:
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Jim Hanks
06-10-2019, 06:53 AM
soprano Flea is 14"
https://www.magicfluke.com/product-p/flea-solid.htm

ETA: but you really should consider tukanu's offer. :cool:

13down
06-18-2019, 10:50 AM
Thanks to everybody who replied here! I have a follow up related question that I was thinking of starting a new thread about but I think I might as well just put it here.

I was wondering if my thinking is correct that a longer scale necessarily has wider fret spacing than a shorter one. Does a longer scale necessarily guarantee that or no?

keenonuke
06-18-2019, 12:28 PM
Aaron Keim of https://www.thebeansprout.com/instrument-models makes an Alto model which is 14.72".

A longer scale means wider/longer fret markings. As for the second part of your question, I couldn't answer. I know that there are tables that give the spacing of frets according to whatever is the scale length. I think you'd need to ask the luthier building an instrument. Many will build custom scale lengths.
Here is one from stewmac https://www.stewmac.com/FretCalculator.html

Tukanu
06-18-2019, 12:47 PM
You got it keenonuke. Its all about the math. Short scale...short distance between the frets. Long scale...long space between the frets. Think of a bass guitar with 2 inches spacing at the first fret, and a sopranino with 5/8" at the first fret. Scale divided by 17.817 = first fret spacing....etc

morande23
06-18-2019, 01:00 PM
Does anybody know of any ukuleles (either soprano or concert) with a 14-inch scale other than the Harmony Vita-uke?

It's a scale length that I kind of like but the old Harmony Vita-uke is the only model I know of with that scale. I've been presuming there are/were more out there and I'm wondering if anyone can help me out!

Hi, I am Peter Morande of Morande Instruments.
I could build you a beautiful looking / sounding / playing 14" scale length ukulele with your choice of a Soprano or Concert sized body, if interested you are welcome to reach out to me via UU or via email(listed below).


Kepasa makes a 14" scale soprano, the Josephine model. Lovely instrument.

http://www.kepasaukulele.com/store/p13/Josephine_Soprano_Ukulele.html

I have to agree, Kevin makes a beautiful playing an sounding 14" scale soprano ukulele.
I'd always recommend his ukes, great builder and friend of mine.


Thanks to everybody who replied here! I have a follow up related question that I was thinking of starting a new thread about but I think I might as well just put it here.

I was wondering if my thinking is correct that a longer scale necessarily has wider fret spacing than a shorter one. Does a longer scale necessarily guarantee that or no?

Yes, the longer the scale length the more spacing you'll have in between the frets.

Think of how a soprano plays and feels vs. a concert vs. a tenor.