View Full Version : New Uke day - Ohana sopranino!

04-15-2010, 09:19 AM
I just got it used on Craigslist for $115 here in New York. It really is a beautiful instrument but good god it is small! How have you other Sopranino owners gotten used to the size?


04-15-2010, 09:21 AM
Pictures please!

04-15-2010, 09:30 AM
Congratulations! Just play it more. You'll get used to it. I like to jump between my Baritone and Sopranino to train my brain to adjust. Here's my little guy.

04-15-2010, 09:41 AM
hey, Im 6'5" at 550 pounds and play a Soprano. If I can play a small one, anybody can, hahhah..

04-15-2010, 12:59 PM
hey, Im 6'5" at 550 pounds and play a Soprano. If I can play a small one, anybody can, hahhah..

Tudorp....this particular uke is a sopranino, not a soprano. It's considerably smaller than your soprano uke....

04-15-2010, 01:04 PM
Ahh.. yeah, I seen those.. I kinda want one of those too.. lol..

04-15-2010, 01:34 PM
Huzzah! Another sopranino has found a home!

I went from a tenor to a soprano to a sopranino, so the adjustment there was pretty smooth.

Well, okay, I had a lot of trouble trying to hold it while standing (because I'm too foolish to use a strap), much more trouble than with my soprano. While sitting, I rest the bottom on my right leg and hold the neck at a 45-degree angle to my left; while standing, I have to support the body with the part of my right arm between my wrist and my elbow and almost hold it horizontally against my chest. (It's actually the least awkward way for me to hold it, but I'm sure somebody else has a better method.)

The closer frets on the sopranino force me to be more precise in my finger placement on the fingerboard, and the constraints from the number of frets makes playing a little more challenging (than, say, anything with 14+ frets).

This is the only ukulele I play now. Even in an already-"eccentric" group of ukulele players, I'm an odd one out! :) (Sort of. I guess. I'm still holding out for a soprano sitar-kulele.)

04-17-2010, 04:27 PM
I really enjoy my little 'nino but I do find it harder to play than my other ukes.

04-18-2010, 05:44 AM
That is my next uke I am buying for myself! I will sell them too! Maybe they are in and I did not know it. I better check my distributor. I want one so bad!