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SonSprinter
09-08-2013, 08:44 PM
Could you please provide a listing of solid-body ukulele brands? I know there is Eleuke. But any others?

I am also considering a steel-string solid-body ukulele, also possibly in a 19” (jumbo tenor) scale. But are steel-strings harder to play?

I have an old 19” (jumbo tenor) scale, and I find it a bit easier to play a little higher up on the neck than the tenor 17”. But perhaps I’ll just go for a baritone, which I think is like 21”. I thought someone posted a link to a steel-string solid-body ukulele in a 19” scale. But I could not find it again.

consitter
09-08-2013, 08:54 PM
Here's a thread just for you! And the lady that authored it (Mim) just so happens to be a dealer.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?83441-Move-over-Eleuke-It-is-Teton-Time!&highlight=move

SonSprinter
09-08-2013, 09:40 PM
Awesome! Thank you very much, Consitter, for your very quick and helpful reply.

Monkeywrench is the brand I was looking for. Below you will find some threads.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?64698-New-Monkeywrench-uke-any-tips-on-obtaining-a-fitting-case&highlight=monkey+wrench

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?43667-Monkey-Wrench-Ukulele

PhilUSAFRet
09-08-2013, 10:51 PM
A little pricier, but check out the Risa's and the Kamoas.

iDavid
09-08-2013, 11:26 PM
If you are looking for a steal string:

http://monkeywrenchmusic.com/

anthonyg
09-09-2013, 12:36 AM
To start with 19" scale length is a baritone ukulele. This was the original baritone scale length. Jumbo tenor is just a marketing name used by companies that already have a baritone ukulele in their collection with a longer scale length.

I have a Jupiter Creek concert scale steel string ukulele and the string tension is OK although the string tension at GCEA on a tenor would be higher. You use regular guitar steel strings. Cheap and so much choice.

Anthony

fromthee2me
09-09-2013, 05:16 AM
www.manndolin.com search for Baritone Ukulele ! Pricey but nice me thinks...........

fromthee2me
09-09-2013, 08:09 PM
Correction , it should be: http://www.manndolins.com