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anatta
04-04-2011, 01:10 PM
Hi-

I've decided to research for my first uke and have decided that I need tenor scale for fret board room (some fingers bent up by accidents), and like the Flea for fretboard width and general travel ease, I think -- haven't found one to strum on locally -- but need the tenor scale. I see that I I can order a tenor Flea, but can't find any sound files of what one would sound like.

Does the longer scale and increased string tension of the tenor scale make a flea sound more like a tenor, or does the fact that it's still a Flea body make all Fleas sound the same? Any insight by any Flea, especially Flea tenor players, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Frank

bazmaz
04-06-2011, 11:09 AM
I have not played one, though do own a soprano flea and a concert Fluke.

To my ears, whilst I love my Flea for portability and throw around-ness - the Fluke has a far superior sound due to the larger body - its fuller, more complex, and just nicer.

The idea (to me) of putting a tenor neck on a small Flea seems odd - I would have thought that you want that extra body and tone from a Fluke body - look at tenor necked Fluke?

SailingUke
04-06-2011, 11:32 AM
My tenor fluke is my go anywhere anytime ukulele.
Plays & sounds great and can be replaced if something happens.