View Full Version : Ukes with radiused fingerboards - which ones have it?

04-11-2012, 02:57 PM
I'm thinking seriously of picking up a uke with a radiused fingerboard just to see how I like it compared to the standard flat fingerboard for bar chords and the like. Can folks educate me on which ukes, newer of vintage, have radiused fingerboards? Thanks

04-11-2012, 03:15 PM
I think that you are going to have to look towards the higher end ukes to get a radiused fretboard. All Collings ukes have them. I believe that all Mya Moe ukes have them. Some Black Bear, William King, and I think Maui Music have them.

04-11-2012, 04:28 PM
I played a Rip Tide by Boulder Creek the other week and I think it had a radiused fretboard also.

Patrick Madsen
04-11-2012, 04:55 PM
I just bought a Mya Moe mainly for the Radiused fretboard. I can really tell the difference. The MM fretboard is like buddah. Will never go back to a flat fb.

04-12-2012, 09:42 AM
"Radiused" means a slight convex curve across the fret board? I think the Kala Archtop f-hole has that sort of fretboard.

04-12-2012, 09:46 AM
According to the review over at Ukulele Ghetto, the Collings ukes have a slight radius. It seems to me that the Kala archtop does as well... pity nothing else works on it.

04-12-2012, 10:30 AM
Breedlove ukulele's are radiused. Ken Potts ukulele's are also radiused.

04-12-2012, 11:06 AM
Thanks folks - that at least gives me some choices to consider. Much appreciated.

04-12-2012, 02:58 PM
Maui Music and Koolau can get you radius fretboards aloso