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BigD
05-19-2014, 11:53 AM
It seems like i can find very few tenor pineapple ukes out there. Is there a specific reason? Or are they just traditionally made in the smaller sizes? I just saw on hms pono has a tenor mango pineapple and it looks great. Anyone have much experience with pineapples in the larger sizes?

Jim Hanks
05-19-2014, 01:25 PM
There aren't many. I have an Iriguchi Keystone that I like - still owe UU a full write up on it - but when I was researching options, there were very few. Mya Moe does them but with the usual cost and wait time associated with MM. I did ask Covered Bridge about them and they are willing to do a long neck (tenor scale) concert-body pineapple although no one has commissioned one yet.

If that Pono had been available a year ago, hmm, I might have went that way.

billten
05-19-2014, 01:56 PM
The closest i think you can come to a builder who specializes in larger pineapple style ukes is Boat Paddle. He makes some spectacular sounding ones. I personally love the pineapple but mainly in the concert and soprano sizes...

Doc_J
05-19-2014, 02:11 PM
Ko'olau makes a great tenor pineapple.
But I haven't seen one lately.

SoCal Ukester 713
05-19-2014, 02:15 PM
Not quite the same, but I've been considering a Mainland mahogany long-neck concert pineapple: http://shop.mainlandukuleles.com/product.sc?productId=75&categoryId=3

PhilUSAFRet
05-19-2014, 02:52 PM
Not quite the same, but I've been considering a Mainland mahogany long-neck concert pineapple: http://shop.mainlandukuleles.com/product.sc?productId=75&categoryId=3


My Son has one of these. He installed Fremont Blacks, low g, wound 3 and 4 at the Tampa Bay Uke Fest last November. Transformed the thing. Was thinking of selling it, changed his mind quickly.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-19-2014, 05:16 PM
Many years ago I built a tenor pineapple for myself. It looks way out of proportion goofy, like a marshmallow on a toothpick. The interior volume of a pineapple uke is larger than a traditional shaped uke of the same size anyway. So if I build a "tenor" pineapple uke now, it will be a tenor scale on a concert body. It's much better proportioned.

Ukejenny
05-19-2014, 05:59 PM
Many years ago I built a tenor pineapple for myself. It looks way out of proportion goofy, like a marshmallow on a toothpick. The interior volume of a pineapple uke is larger than a traditional shaped uke of the same size anyway. So if I build a "tenor" pineapple uke now, it will be a tenor scale on a concert body. It's much better proportioned.

Would love to see a photo of that one.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-19-2014, 06:46 PM
Would love to see a photo of that one.

Uh....no you wouldn't. It's probably close to 30 years old. Teak with a spruce top. It's held up but it's not one of the proudest moments in my career.

kenikas
05-20-2014, 04:58 AM
Not quite the same, but I've been considering a Mainland mahogany long-neck concert pineapple: http://shop.mainlandukuleles.com/product.sc?productId=75&categoryId=3
I'm holding out for one if these too, but the red cedar version. Been out of stock for quite a while :-(

peaceweaver3
05-20-2014, 06:40 AM
I'm holding out for one if these too, but the red cedar version. Been out of stock for quite a while :-(

Mainland's red cedar long neck pineapple is a soprano body, concert scale. You probably know that, but some may not.

SailingUke
05-20-2014, 07:43 AM
How about the Romero "Tiny Tenor"?
Some of the same design principals as a pineapple.

ralphk
05-20-2014, 09:51 AM
There are several builders that make a teardrop design -- no waist -- in the tenor scale. Boat Paddle, Gill, Covered Bridge and Ohana come to mind. Just a guess but the logic behind the Tiny Tenor teardrop design, bridge placement and sound hole location would apply to all these general teardrop designs.

Jim Hanks
05-20-2014, 01:51 PM
Covered Bridge? Really? Can you point to an example of a CB teardrop tenor? Ohana too while you're at it.

UkuDee
05-20-2014, 03:29 PM
Hahaha re: marshmallow on a toothpick!!!:)

wayfarer75
05-21-2014, 04:22 PM
Have you seen this one? http://www.theukulelesite.com/pono-mgtp-mango-tenor-pineapple-w-case.html

Jim Hanks
05-21-2014, 06:07 PM
Have you seen this one? http://www.theukulelesite.com/pono-mgtp-mango-tenor-pineapple-w-case.html
Yep, that's the one mentioned in the OP. I would be sorely tempted by that if I didn't have the IK.

BigD
05-21-2014, 07:03 PM
Yep thats the one! Its pretty reasonably priced as well, ive never cared for mango as a tone wood but if its a pono id put my trust in it!