View Full Version : Cutaway and right hand

06-08-2012, 01:08 AM
A difficult question to post from someone who has never played a cutaway. My question is, does the cutaway have any impact on the right hand when fingerpicking, especially on a concert? Mahalo

06-10-2012, 05:48 PM
I fingerstyle instrumentals and have both a traditional and cut-away and there is no impact on the right, or picking hand.


06-10-2012, 08:47 PM
None at all. It's for fret access for the fretting hand.

That said, I've never seen the point of uke cutaways aside from aesthetics. On a jumbo guitar, sure, the cutaway does create space, but a uke is already so small I've never had an issue reaching high frets on non cutaway ukes

06-11-2012, 01:13 AM
Thanks everyone.

06-11-2012, 04:34 AM
Great question. Since reading the original post I've started watching where I place the fingers on the body of the ukulele when I use them to anchor the hand while picking. So far, I think I wouldn't have any problem with a cutaway, but it seems possible. I'll be watching this thread.

06-11-2012, 05:44 AM
No impact that I've detected, except it gets the wood out from where scratches occur most commonly from strumming (a good thing).