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BIGDB
05-07-2012, 09:44 PM
Ive heard some people say they have super tenors and I have no idea what that means, please help


Thanks

The Big Kahuna
05-07-2012, 09:48 PM
It's like a normal Tenor, but it has a cape.

consitter
05-07-2012, 09:53 PM
It's like a normal Tenor, but it has a cape.

Freaking HILARIOUS!!

consitter
05-07-2012, 09:56 PM
On a serious note, I've never heard of a super tenor, but a super concert is a concert body with a tenor neck.

ukuhippo
05-07-2012, 09:58 PM
Picture of a super tenor and a tenor side by side. (Picture from the net, certainly not my ukes)

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL66/846716/15024071/346660229.jpg

consitter
05-08-2012, 12:10 AM
WOW!! That super tenor is one fat bottomed girl!

The Big Kahuna
05-08-2012, 12:16 AM
Why do all Ukes have a dot marker on the 10th instead of the 9th fret ? Is it to p*ss guitarists off ?

consitter
05-08-2012, 12:23 AM
Why do all Ukes have a dot marker on the 10th instead of the 9th fret ? Is it to p*ss guitarists off ?

Of course!

The Big Kahuna
05-08-2012, 12:24 AM
Ok, cool. Just so we all know the rules.

His Sinfulness
05-08-2012, 12:33 AM
Picture of a super tenor and a tenor side by side. (Picture from the net, certainly not my ukes)

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL66/846716/15024071/346660229.jpg

Thanks for the pics. Since a super concert is a concert/tenor hybrid, I was expecting some kind of tenor/baritone thingy...

consitter
05-08-2012, 12:39 AM
Thanks for the pics. Since a super concert is a concert/tenor hybrid, I was expecting some kind of tenor/baritone thingy...

You weren't alone in that assumption.

foxfair
05-08-2012, 12:46 AM
For Kamaka: I believe they share the same tenor body, just different spec in nut/neck length etc.. so basically it is still a tenor, with longer neck and frets.

This is HF-3 tenor:
http://www.gryphonstrings.com/instpix/37341/37341.php

And this is HF-3L long neck tenor, without spec but you can see its 15 fret jointed to body, but still 18 frets in total:
http://www.gryphonstrings.com/instpix/38609/38609.php

consitter
05-08-2012, 12:49 AM
Thank you Foxfair.

Raygf
05-08-2012, 12:50 AM
Why do all Ukes have a dot marker on the 10th instead of the 9th fret ? Is it to p*ss guitarists off ?

Good question. I do know that banjos, mandolins and tenor guitars have a 10th fret dot.

stevepetergal
05-08-2012, 02:02 AM
Why do all Ukes have a dot marker on the 10th instead of the 9th fret ? Is it to p*ss guitarists off ?

Yes. They deserve it for having it wrong all these years.

southcoastukes
05-08-2012, 11:42 AM
Yes. They deserve it for having it wrong all these years.

This is true - they deserve it. Following the circle of 5ths, your moveable chords put you at the 10th position, not the 9th.

Apparently guitars were also marked at 10 in the beginning. About 100 years ago they started changing - supposedly the reason was purely cosmetic - a more symetrical spacing. And they claim Ukulele players aren't serious musicians! Vanity over function?

As far as the "Super", duper, longneck, etc. names for long scaled or fat bodied instruments, there's bound to be confusion, because nothing is standard. I'll be perfectly content if it never is.

We'll be happily adding to the confusion in a few months with our "Soprano Largo", "Alto Largo" y "Tenor Largo" (Baritone will just be "Baritone").

We do the rough building in Central America, where the word for long is "Largo", and to us it just sounds prettier than all the other names.

Our Tenor, by the way, is not a short-neck, fat bottomed girl but a sleek, sexy thing with a long, patrician neck. Or in other words, a Baritenor.

barefootgypsy
05-08-2012, 12:05 PM
It's like a normal Tenor, but it has a cape.I love your sense of humour.....:D

1931jim
05-08-2012, 01:35 PM
This is true - they deserve it. Following the circle of 5ths, your moveable chords put you at the 10th position, not the 9th.

Our Tenor, by the way, is not a short-neck, fat bottomed girl but a sleek, sexy thing with a long, patrician neck. Or in other words, a Baritenor.
A Baritenor is a Baritender after too many Cervasa.

Tommy B
05-08-2012, 01:41 PM
I believe Kanilea is the only maker who uses the term "super tenor" to refer to an ukulele with a regular tenor scale length but an oversized lower body. Does anyone know if other makers use the term to refer to scale length? (I think William King just calls these "long-scale tenors.")

foxfair
05-08-2012, 02:57 PM
Ko'Aloha also calls their long neck concert as super concert , but I don't think they make any long neck tenor (in production), maybe custom.