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    Kanile'a soprano with pickup issue

    I bought a second hand Kanile'a (soprano Deluxe) looks great but it seems to sound a bit dead.

    The action has been set to 1.5mm - I have shimmed with a strip of credit card and this has improved...
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    Hi Brad - great work - I thought somebody would...

    Hi Brad - great work - I thought somebody would be able to come up with a compact design - I will send you an email about taking this to a final build.
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    Feel free to quote me for the build - perhaps...

    Feel free to quote me for the build - perhaps that would be the motivation? :-)
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    Feel free to quote me on a build - perhaps that...

    Feel free to quote me on a build - perhaps that would be the motivation? :-)
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    You may want to consider Kamaka for a repair. ...

    You may want to consider Kamaka for a repair.

    I recently bought a cracked 1928 pineapple from eBay for $200. This is a plane pineapple with no rope etc. Small crack on front and large cracks on...
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    Although further searching looks to be the size...

    Although further searching looks to be the size of an Ohano Sopranino which is about 18 3/4" - I am looking for smaller.
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    Thanks John - a google search showed these were...

    Thanks John - a google search showed these were called an Airline Soprano - does look like the sort of the thing I want. Where to find one through???
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    Thanks Allen - It looks like a great instrument -...

    Thanks Allen - It looks like a great instrument - I am looking for a "small" Soprano as per my first post - have you ever done one like that?
  9. Yes looks similar. My plan is to use an existing...

    Yes looks similar. My plan is to use an existing neck/finger board and just move the bridge to suit - so a bit simpler.
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    121584121585 Got round to making a fabric bag...

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    Got round to making a fabric bag for the Kala - now slips into my overnight bag for travel!
  11. Its this one - measurements lower in the page. ...

    Its this one - measurements lower in the page.

    https://ohana-music.com/product/onino-solid-mahogany-sopranissimo/
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    Thanks - his work looks good - I have emailed Rob...

    Thanks - his work looks good - I have emailed Rob to see if he is interested.
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    They are nice but overall length is about 19" - I...

    They are nice but overall length is about 19" - I cut the headstock down on my Kala travel soprano and it came out shorter than that. Also the Romero body is wider/thicker than it could be. To fit in...
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    Soprano Uke commission

    Hi All,

    I am looking to commission a Soprano Uke. The only brief I am looking for is below. I have provided an example picture but am open to any design that fills the brief. Let me know if you...
  15. Yes that looks great - Sort of thing I will get...

    Yes that looks great - Sort of thing I will get built at some point. I would be the first to order the Magic Mite if they made one.
  16. Hi - thanks for your reply. My investigation of...

    Hi - thanks for your reply. My investigation of this is not meant to belittle the luthier skill. You could take it as a compliment that I want to learn about this field. The plan is actually to make...
  17. The bridge will need to be right near the end of...

    The bridge will need to be right near the end of the body, was thinking to do strings though the body - but on tip rather than through the face - then use a wood extention to wrap the stings to the...
  18. The point of this was to end up with the smallest...

    The point of this was to end up with the smallest soprano. I am thinking I could shim the neck so the 13th fret meets the body (even though there may not me a 13th fret - 12th would be above the...
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    Thanks for everyones responses - No offence with...

    Thanks for everyones responses - No offence with tuning suggestions. I am new to music so happy to learn along the way. I have ordered a couple of the string suggestions and will see how they go.
  20. The point of the exercise is to end up with the...

    The point of the exercise is to end up with the smallest/shortest Soprano scale Uke possible.

    My Kala travel use (cut down) is small - but I want smaller.

    So a long neck Sopranino appeals -...
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    Strings with highest tension

    When tuning a Sopranino to std GCEA (all I can play right now) the string tension is very low/slack.

    Best results I have had are from Worth BM's.

    Can anyone suggest other strings that would...
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    Hi Dave - which would be your pick out of the...

    Hi Dave - which would be your pick out of the four?
  23. Possibly - right now it has a scale smaller than...

    Possibly - right now it has a scale smaller than Soprano but can still be tuned to std GCEA tuning - but strings are at relatively low tension. Adding the longer neck would increase the string length...
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    Ohana Sopranissimo neck replacement

    Hello learnerd Luthiers.

    My last task was to shorten a Kala travel uke.

    Today I looked at the Ohana Sopranissimo that I have up for sale - Only reason I am selling is that I like to play std...
  25. Ohana super Sopranissimo - Neck conversion

    My last task was to shorten a Kala travel uke.

    Today I looked at the Ohana Sopranissimo that I have up for sale - Only reason I am selling is that I like to play std soprano scale.

    So my...
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