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Koa Soprano
03-01-2013, 08:58 PM
I have a Larivee soprano with a 14.125" scale and I find it great to play. When I play my Nephew's soprano I made him with a 13.5" scale it feels too tight. I will be making ukes again shortly and was thinking about going with 13.875" for the scale (one of the options from the supplier of pre slotted fingerboards). Would 13.875" be considered a long scale and be too different for some people? I will be selling instruments and don't want to put people off by having an odd scale.

ralphk
03-02-2013, 03:34 AM
My "soprano" Flea has a scale of 14"

OldePhart
03-02-2013, 05:54 AM
I don't think I'd call it a "longneck" or even long scale because people really expect a full concert (or tenor) scale length when you do that.

Sopranos with 13.5" scales are not at all uncommon, my Mainlands are even a little longer at about 13-3/8 (I never realized that before today, and it might explain one of the reasons they feel so "right" in my hands). In any case, 13.875 is barely larger than many sopranos already on the market.

John