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atn420
06-05-2014, 09:55 PM
I'm trying to find a Soprano or smaller resonator ukulele, I'd preferably like an all metal body except for neck. Might there be any companies anyone could recommend or any suggestions, I seem to find concert or tenor but not soprano? Any references would be greatly appreciated.

KevinV
06-06-2014, 12:12 AM
I was looking for the same thing yesterday. Only came up with one so far. It's out of the UK…

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/wailingresonators/uke.html

I'm not familiar with them, only passing on the link. I'd like to see how many options are out there. I wonder why Mya Moe doesn't offer a soprano resonator.

pondweed
06-06-2014, 01:01 AM
I'm sure Sven at Argapa made some sopranos as being the 'proper' size... and looked amazing. Send him a message or check his blog.

river_driver
06-06-2014, 02:58 AM
I started a thread on this topic some time ago. I hope you get more info this time around than I did!

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?83328-Two-more-questions-about-resonators&highlight=soprano+resonator

Cornfield
06-06-2014, 05:04 AM
All of the Chinese built metal resonators, Regal, Johnson et al (I think they are built in the same factory) are soprano sized and sell for around $300 with a decently padded gig bag. Here is one : https://www.ukuleles4me.com/regal-resonator-ukulele.html
I had one. It was worth the price but that's about it.

river_driver
06-06-2014, 02:59 PM
All of the Chinese built metal resonators, Regal, Johnson et al (I think they are built in the same factory) are soprano sized and sell for around $300 with a decently padded gig bag. Here is one : https://www.ukuleles4me.com/regal-resonator-ukulele.html
I had one. It was worth the price but that's about it.

It's important to distinguish "soprano size" from "soprano scale". The Chinese made resos John mentions are all soprano scale (15"). See the link in my previous post for a size comparison.

janeray1940
06-06-2014, 03:39 PM
The National resonator ukes are an interesting breed: concert scale (15") neck on a soprano body. Not clear on what your reasons for wanting a soprano resonator are, but I do know that as someone who until recently almost exclusively played sopranos, I found this hybrid combination to be pretty perfect: small enough to hold and play comfortably, loud as a resonator should be but with the sweetness of a smaller uke.

iamesperambient
06-08-2014, 07:50 PM
I'm trying to find a Soprano or smaller resonator ukulele, I'd preferably like an all metal body except for neck. Might there be any companies anyone could recommend or any suggestions, I seem to find concert or tenor but not soprano? Any references would be greatly appreciated.

I would love a soprano resonator, ive noticed most reso ukes are always concert or tenor sized.
A resonator baritone would also be nice as well.

PhilUSAFRet
05-05-2016, 02:52 PM
I'm sure the concert neck is needed for adequate string tension.

Jacman Rasta Bicycle
05-05-2016, 03:33 PM
I have a Stuart Wailing Soprano ukulele. It's one of his older ones. I got it in a trade and the person who had it before me is a luthier and made some adjustments to the tail piece. It sounds great.
90893

ProfChris
05-05-2016, 11:31 PM
I'm sure the concert neck is needed for adequate string tension.

Soprano resonators work fine, with enough tension to drive the cone. Sven's Argapa resonators are lovely, and the one I just completed (13.5 inch scale) pleases me.

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq11/ProfChris/Soprano%20resonator/20160212_092407_zpszodsvhhd.jpg

Jacman Rasta Bicycle
05-06-2016, 02:42 AM
That is a beautiful ukulele, ProfChris. What is the fingerboard material?

ProfChris
05-06-2016, 02:50 AM
That is a beautiful ukulele, ProfChris. What is the fingerboard material?

Finest quality of Mother of Toilet Seat (aka pearloid celluloid).

Jacman Rasta Bicycle
05-06-2016, 04:25 AM
I thought so. I went to Sven's web page. lovely ukulele's, reasonably priced.

side-note: I love MOT. My Maternal granny had a pink bathroom. pink sink, tub, toilet, paint on the walls...and a pink MOT toilet seat. it was like being in a bottle of Pepto Bismal. I would sneak in there and stare at that toilet seat until someone one would yell at me.