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    I like the 16 inch scale neck on the Ohta San. I think that Ono makes a 16 inch neck model, (think I saw one a while back on HMS.) Does anyone else make a model with that scale length?

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    You mentioned two fantastic models above.
    One other person I am aware of who builds 16" concerts
    is Allen McFarlen of Barron River Ukuleles.
    He is based in Cairns, in Nth eastern Queensland, Australia.
    http://brguitars.com/

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    I don't know of any production model other than Ohta San. But most custom luthiers can. I have had them made by David (Ono Ukes) and by J. Rieck. I love that scale length.
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    My Cocobolo super concert is 16" and I think they still make some though they are sold by lottery now and thus hard to come by.

    There are a couple of production 15.5" scale ukes - the concert Flea and the KPK longneck soprano.
    Current Stable:
    -Ohana TKS-15E - Eb cuatro
    -Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - Bb, SC SMU
    -Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    -KPK pineapple SLN-GCEA
    -Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    -Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    -Imua iET-Bb, M600
    -Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    -Rogue bari
    -Bonanza super tenor, FBL cFAD
    Once upon a time:
    -RISA Concert Stick
    -Bruko sop. custom #6
    -Lanikai lam hog bari
    -Kala SLNG
    -Bruko bari
    -Gold Tone BUT


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    I found this one.
    http://www.southernukulelestore.co.u...back-and-sides

    (I think some of the Japanese ukes used to have 16" scales.)
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    i was fortunate to pick up a Sonny D Ohta-San-inspired 'concert' uke with the 16" scale.
    very comfortable to play... after I lowered the action a bit and rounded off some sharp
    corners and edges

    I got it from a HS student in Waipahu, where Sonny D has his workshop, because the
    student lost interest in playing the uke in favor of more computer gaming

    I also, eventually, got an Oahu ABS case from Andrew at HMS, so I could bring it back
    to Seattle safely (under the seat in front of me on my Hawaiian Air flight)

    I've been using it as my go to uke, although I have also been using my koa-body, Martin
    soprano neck hybrid crafted by Kerry Bannister here in Lynnwood, WA Kerry also
    presented me with a longneck soprano for my birthday back in June.

    keep uke'in',
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    Thanks for the input. Off to go window browse on my Windows computer. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyful Uke View Post
    Thanks for the input. Off to go window browse on my Windows computer. :-)
    Does the Windows computer have a 16" neck?
    This FAQ link will help you learn about:
    - Magic Fluke Company ukes
    - Pickups, Preamps and Impedance Mismatch
    - Home Recording and Mics
    - String Upgrades
    - iPad Microphones
    - Wolfelele Uke Kit
    - How to string a Baritone uke as a piccolo bass
    - Strings I used for GDAE and CGDA fifths tunings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booli View Post
    Does the Windows computer have a 16" neck?
    Does a 16 " screen count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyful Uke View Post
    Does a 16 " screen count?
    works for me
    This FAQ link will help you learn about:
    - Magic Fluke Company ukes
    - Pickups, Preamps and Impedance Mismatch
    - Home Recording and Mics
    - String Upgrades
    - iPad Microphones
    - Wolfelele Uke Kit
    - How to string a Baritone uke as a piccolo bass
    - Strings I used for GDAE and CGDA fifths tunings

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