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Dane
06-08-2014, 03:28 PM
I've had my TK-35G for years now, and I did notice that having a 9th fret marker instead of a 10th was annoying when switching between ukuleles, but I never realized that it might be incorrect.

You can see how these changed from a 9th fret marker, to a 10th, which unless I'm wrong, 10th is the common marking?

I'm wondering if this was manufacturing error back then, or if it was intentional and serves a purpose?

Anyways, I put some of those fret-marker decals on it so I have a 10th marker now and it's not so confusing for me.

Older TK-35G:

http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server2000/63767/products/558/images/1795/tk_35g__51464.1358169996.1280.1280.jpg?c=2

Newer TK-35G:
http://s4ee134128e51b.img.gostorego.com/809E82/cdn/media/s4/ee/13/41/28/e5/1b/catalog/product/cache/1/image/6e3e117d8c70e39179cbb6e84d26cc33/o/h/ohana_mahogany_tenor.jpg

OldePhart
06-08-2014, 03:36 PM
9th fret is standard on guitars and some uke makers follow that marking, especially, though not exclusively, if they were guitar makers first.

John

Hammond
06-08-2014, 03:43 PM
The 9th fret dot make this one more unique/special. :) But I understand how confuse it is.

Dane
06-08-2014, 03:44 PM
9th fret is standard on guitars and some uke makers follow that marking, especially, though not exclusively, if they were guitar makers first.

John

That's so annoying, we need a standard!