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Total Ukphoria
02-05-2011, 04:40 PM
I own the ohana sk-30L and love it.
I would like to look into other ukuleles long necks- any size with a longer fretboard scale than body is fine.
Thanks!

Gmoney
02-05-2011, 04:52 PM
I own the ohana sk-30L and love it.
I would like to look into other ukuleles long necks- any size with a longer fretboard scale than body is fine.
Thanks!

I have a long-neck (concert length) Soprano Gstring & a KoAloha Super Concert (tenor neck). I agree - like them a lot. Also, check out the new Mainland Pineapple Longneck (tenor neck, concert body) here:

http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/mainland-long-neck-concert-pineapple

Hear it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdnNZU3OIvE

janeray1940
02-05-2011, 04:53 PM
Kamaka offers a long neck soprano (http://ukulele.pua2.com/details/hf1l.html), long neck pineapple (http://ukulele.pua2.com/details/hp1l.html), and long neck concert (http://ukulele.pua2.com/details/hf2lk.html) by special order. Oddly enough, they don't even show these options on the Kamaka site. I heard that the long neck concert is going to become part of their regular line soon, and hope to get one :)

Koaloha makes a long neck soprano (http://www.koaloha.com/products/soprano/soprano-longneck) and a long neck pineapple (http://www.koaloha.com/products/soprano/soprano-pineapple-longneck).

I've thought about getting one of those tenor neck Ohanas, they seem really nice for the price.

OldePhart
02-05-2011, 05:20 PM
Kiwaya makes the KSL-1 and KSL-2 - these are, respectively, the mahogany and koa super-thin laminate ukes with soprano body and concert neck. My KSL-2 is on order now. :)

John

southcoastukes
02-05-2011, 05:34 PM
With the exception of our Baritone, all our ukuleles have long scales.

fromthee2me
02-05-2011, 06:21 PM
Lehua also make a longneck. Thank you for the Pua Pua site, a lot of stock, but high prices and no case included.

fromthee2me
02-05-2011, 06:25 PM
Sorry Bruko http://www.brueko.de/shop/index.php?cat=c7_Special-models.html&XTCsid=3f50c5c48dbece9a695525cedb5920d3 and Flea/Fluke http://www.fleamarketmusic.com/store/Scripts/prodList.asp

janeray1940
02-05-2011, 06:31 PM
Thank you for the Pua Pua site, a lot of stock, but high prices and no case included.

If you call Kamaka directly to order, the prices are a little lower and they include a case - so including case and shipping, it comes out to a little less than the prices on the Pua Pua site. Still on the high side, I know...

marymac
02-05-2011, 08:22 PM
I recently got a Boat Paddle M-style long neck soprano that sounds aMAZing! I don't see them on their website but it's definitely an option.

Ken Middleton
02-05-2011, 10:56 PM
The Ohana CK-35L

Lots of people at the moment are buying our SK-30L (soprano with tenor neck). However, we also have the newer CK-35L. This has a regular CK-35 body and a tenor scale. I did a video of it some time back. We have a lot of instruments in our catalog and I had not really tried it before, but I was very impresssed. Here's the video I did.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMgbRqu0fWY

HoldinCoffee
02-05-2011, 11:17 PM
Vineyard UK-150 ML, its identical to the Ohana SK-30L, but with one cool feature the Ohana doesn't have, a curvey letter "V" on the headstock

Doc_J
02-06-2011, 03:47 AM
Kanile'a and Mya-moe have great super sopranos.

G-string has a very nice longneck soprano (M1LN)

haole
02-06-2011, 07:08 AM
KoAloha also makes a soprano with a tenor neck, as well as two sizes of Sceptre, and the small-bodied, long-neck Pineapple Sunday.

Gipserio
02-06-2011, 07:34 AM
Loprinzi soprano with 2 extra frets. no complaints whatsoever with it. Donna (LoPrinzi) told me it was becoming pretty much standard with spruce sopranos. I recommend.

Uke Republic
02-06-2011, 08:27 AM
Sailor Brand Ukulele has 2 extra frets on the soprano 14 to the body. Yeah C'mon!

casarole45
02-06-2011, 10:01 AM
Kamaka offers a long neck soprano (http://ukulele.pua2.com/details/hf1l.html), long neck pineapple (http://ukulele.pua2.com/details/hp1l.html), and long neck concert (http://ukulele.pua2.com/details/hf2lk.html) by special order. Oddly enough, they don't even show these options on the Kamaka site. I heard that the long neck concert is going to become part of their regular line soon, and hope to get one :)

Koaloha makes a long neck soprano (http://www.koaloha.com/products/soprano/soprano-longneck) and a long neck pineapple (http://www.koaloha.com/products/soprano/soprano-pineapple-longneck).

I've thought about getting one of those tenor neck Ohanas, they seem really nice for the price.

very nice I'll look out for the Kamaka's

Total Ukphoria
02-07-2011, 11:24 AM
Wow- this is really helping! There are lots of longnecks on this list I was not aware of!
Thanks to all contributors!

thatukuleleguy
02-07-2011, 11:48 AM
Vineyard UK-150 ML, its identical to the Ohana SK-30L, but with one cool feature the Ohana doesn't have, a curvey letter "V" on the headstock

On a simliar note, the Vineyard CK-55. It has a soprano body with a 19-fret neck.
http://www.praiselandmusic.com/pages/ukeconcert.htm

cletus
02-07-2011, 11:54 AM
On a simliar note, the Vineyard CK-55. It has a soprano body with a 19-fret neck.
http://www.praiselandmusic.com/pages/ukeconcert.htm

Anybody know the retail on those?

zaad
02-12-2013, 08:51 AM
I know that this is an old thread, but these posts were helpful while I was researching longneck sopranos. I ended up considering the concert neck Flea ukulele, the Sailor Brand ukuleles (14 frets to the body, but apparently not a concert neck, but you can have it customized with a concert neck for extra), and a Mahalo UK-320SL (available in Japan only for some reason).

I ended up buying the Mahalo UK-320SL (via Amazon.co.jp (http://www.amazon.co.jp/MAHALO-UK-320SL-%E3%82%A6%E3%82%AF%E3%83%AC%E3%83%AC/dp/B001S1IO30) using a forwarding service called Tenso (http://www.tenso.com/en/) since I couldn't get it shipped out of Japan otherwise). All in with shipping, it ended up costing around $90. The top is solid mahogany. And while some sites claim that the back is solid mahogany too, it's hard to confirm that via google translate (and I don't know how else to tell). The side are laminate. The nut is bone and the compensated saddle is NuBone. There are dots on the side of the fretboard too. Came with cheap friction tuners, a cheap gig bag, and a "Learn to Play Ukulele" DVD.

I know that a lot of people think Mahalo ukulele's are crap, but I really like the sound of the UK-320SL. It's loud. The sustain is good. And it's got a nice woody sound. The action was definitely on the high side (~5mm on the 12th fret), and a bit high on the nut. I've managed to lower the action a bit to around 3mm, and lowered the nut slots too. The intonation is a lot better now, but still goes a little sharp further down (which I'll try to address). It has a much better sound than the Kala GAC or SLNG that I had tried. It's also louder than the GAC despite being a soprano. I don't know what kind of (semi-white) strings it came with, but it actually sounds pretty nice.

There's a video on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXRLJzGesVk).

Overall, I'm really happy with it, and definitely for the price.

guitarsnrotts
02-13-2013, 07:06 AM
Here's a new one from Mainland via Uke Republic:

http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/mainland-cedar-rosewood-longneck-pineapple-soprano

lakesideglenn
02-13-2013, 11:16 AM
I got a long neck Kelii soprano, aka super soprano, from Mim several months ago and it remains my current go to uke despite having several much more expensive ukes in my arsenal. It just rings like a bell!

Kelii...the "other" K brand

PhilUSAFRet
02-13-2013, 11:29 AM
I have a long-neck (concert length) Soprano Gstring & a KoAloha Super Concert (tenor neck). I agree - like them a lot. Also, check out the new Mainland Pineapple Longneck (tenor neck, concert body) here:

http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/mainland-long-neck-concert-pineapple

Hear it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdnNZU3OIvE

Re: "new Mainland Pineapple Longneck (tenor neck, concert body)" - not new, savagehenry has had one for at least two years. Great uke....sound of it's own.

I do have a Lehua solid acacia longneck soprano that I think is good value...be even better value when I change tuners and replace the plastic nut/saddle.
sounds decent, but certainly no KoAloha

arpie
12-09-2013, 02:03 PM
Ami Ami do a Pua Pua Long neck Soprano too - here is a review of it!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUvgaaprbAs
cheers
Roberta

dsummers
12-09-2013, 04:34 PM
I have a Kamaka spruce top concert scale pineapple, Koaloha concert scale pineapple, Koaloha longneck crown bridge concert, and a Southcoast concert scale soprano. All of them are great!

greyghost
12-09-2013, 06:14 PM
Other than the Mahalo, most of the ukes in this thread are way out of the price range of most ordinary mortals--so how about some love for another inexpensive one? I love my Kala SLNG, so much so that I've been neglecting my tenors. It's all laminate, but this thing really sings (I'm not sure how much credit for that goes to the great HMS setup)--Folks who post in the Seasons may have noticed that I've been recording with it almost exclusively since I got it. So anybody who's looking for a longneck soprano and wishes to have some money left, check out the Kala!

PhilUSAFRet
12-10-2013, 01:23 AM
[QUOTE=fromthee2me;600511]Lehua also make a longneck.

I have a Lehua longneck soprano. They have plastic nuts and saddles.. Mine is awaiting installation of bone ones. Also, KPK is coming out with a concert necked soprano pineapple...or so they say.

katysax
12-10-2013, 04:27 AM
I have an Anuenue Papa Longneck soprano. Very reasonably priced, and surprisingly good quality.

bnolsen
12-10-2013, 04:54 AM
[QUOTE=fromthee2me;600511]Lehua also make a longneck.

I have a Lehua longneck soprano. They have plastic nuts and saddles.. Mine is awaiting installation of bone ones. Also, KPK is coming out with a concert necked soprano pineapple...or so they say.

be nice if they did those as mahogany as well.

TG&Y
12-10-2013, 05:38 AM
I clicked on this thread to say pretty much the same in this fast crowd. Embrace your inner laminate!

- Ordinary Mortal


Other than the Mahalo, most of the ukes in this thread are way out of the price range of most ordinary mortals--so how about some love for another inexpensive one? I love my Kala SLNG, so much so that I've been neglecting my tenors. It's all laminate, but this thing really sings (I'm not sure how much credit for that goes to the great HMS setup)--Folks who post in the Seasons may have noticed that I've been recording with it almost exclusively since I got it. So anybody who's looking for a longneck soprano and wishes to have some money left, check out the Kala!

Uke Republic
12-10-2013, 06:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msVhL2mUO4g
Sailor Brand Super Soprano

TheCraftedCow
12-10-2013, 07:03 AM
Lehua has a very nice LNS. It is solid Acacia melanoxylon(blackwood) with through the body stringing.Very nicely made cases are offered at my cost when you buy a ukulele. Lehua is made in Portugal not the Orient. Leolani in Hawaii has very nice LNS in several different woods. They are in transition to also making their own instruments on the island.

~dave~~wave~
12-10-2013, 09:50 AM
^^^
I'll add another endorsement for the Lehua LNS.
Since it has not 14, but 15 frets to the body, and 19 total, it's more comfortable to play up the neck.
It keeps a classic uke look with almost equal access to the high frets as my Epiphone concert Les Paul with the cutout electric guitar body shape.

It's voice is very traditional and bright with the soprano sized body.
The wood is gorgeous, and the satin finish is now showing that wonderful shiny patina in contact areas you get on a well-loved and frequently played instrument.

I think it's the most bang for the buck, value for price, of any uke I've acquired so far.