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Joeythegrape
06-29-2010, 11:31 AM
Hey,

can anyone help me out by doing some quick measurements on their ukes and tell me the distance between the nut and the 12th fret on their concert and/or tenor ukes?

I'm trying to build a solid body electric uke and I wanna make it a concert or a tenor as opposed to a soprano. These are the last measurements I need.

Thanks,

Joey.

heyjude
06-29-2010, 11:39 AM
Tenor 8 7/16"

Concert 7 7/16"

Joeythegrape
06-29-2010, 11:46 AM
perfect. thanks.


Now I am on a quest to find a kaliper.

SailingUke
06-29-2010, 12:09 PM
A tenor scale is usually 17 inch, with the 12th fret being the half way point.
A concert scale is usally 15 inch with the 12th fret being half way.

Joeythegrape
06-29-2010, 12:19 PM
I guess this can be closed now.... I'll post results in a month or so when I'm finished, although I might do a WIP thread.

FourChordWonder
06-29-2010, 12:39 PM
Stewmac has a nice fret calculator that I've used before. You just punch in the scale length and the number of frets you want and it outputs the correct placement for all the frets as well as the bridge.

http://www.stewmac.com/FretCalculator