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    Default What is the most difficult sized uke to build?

    And conversely - which is the least difficult?

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    IMO, a soprano is the easiest to build and the most difficult to make sound good. A nicely balanced and voiced soprano is where a luthier really shows his stuff. If you're a beginner, start with a tenor. It will be less sensitive to the over building you will likely do.
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    Chuck,

    I was looking at your site yesterday. You make some beautiful instruments.

    In fact, I was wishing we could trade lives. Wouldn't you like to be a corporate attorney in Oregon and let me be a luthier on the Big Island?

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    I would but I couldn't handle the jokes!
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    Wink

    Like - how do you save a drowning luthier?

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    I agree with Chuck. By far and away the most challenging build is a soprano with the tenor the easiest. The big trick with building is the overall thickness of the parts - it is very critical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oswegan View Post
    Like - how do you save a drowning luthier?
    I don't know. How many luthiers does it take to change a light bulb?
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    I just took delivery of a Santo reproduction soprano today. Talk about tiny! It must be difficult to make it sound good. It's almost like a super-sopranino. Speaking of which, a sopranino must be even more difficult too make sound good huh?
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    If that's a DaSilve Santo repo, that's a nice uke. He does a good job with those. Louder than you'd expect and so small it seems like it should fit it your pocket. Every serious collector, such as yourself, should have one IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moore Bettah Ukuleles View Post
    If that's a DaSilve Santo repo, that's a nice uke. He does a good job with those. Louder than you'd expect and so small it seems like it should fit it your pocket. Every serious collector, such as yourself, should have one IMO.
    It is a DaSilva and does seem small enough to put in your pocket.
    Visit the ukulele ghetto

    Too many ukes!: W. King ls-tenor; W. King ls-concert; Kamaka tenor; Koa Works tenor; KoAloha Pineapple Sunday; Dasilva Santo repro; Aaron Taylor tenor; Kiwaya KTS-7; Kanile'a custom SS; Kepasa Gypsy Rose; Bluegrass cigar box tenor; Collings UC-1; Bushman cedartone baritone; Glyph Mezzo Soprano "Mini-Jake"; Kala acacia pocket; Mya-Moe Concert Tradition; Epiphone Les Paul; Martin C1K

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