View Full Version : best size/configuration for clawhammer

08-16-2013, 09:56 PM
I really enjoy clawhammer ukulele and it probably accounts for ~30% of my playing these days. I am curious what uke sizes and tone woods work best for this configuration. I generally use a concert for clawhammer just because my tenor has a low G on it but i think the higher tension on a tenor allows me to play a little faster and crisper. I have no idea what ukes are best for this and would love to hear your advice.

Hippie Dribble
08-16-2013, 11:07 PM
All maple tenor.

08-17-2013, 03:34 AM
I prefer to use a soprano for clawhammer.

David Newton
08-17-2013, 05:16 AM
How about an 8" diameter skin head?

08-17-2013, 02:46 PM
folks play clawhammer on all sizes. Just get the one that feels best in your hands for that style. I just bought a little soprano because I find it easier for Formby style. My other banjo uke is a concert, which is what I like for clawhammer....a little more room for me. Big hands, fingers, maybe a tenor would feel better.