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    Default Neck from Thailand

    I just ordered a mahogany concert neck with slotted headstock on eBay. It's $10.69 with free shipping. The seller is in Thailand, so the arrival date is toward the end of November. Eventually, it will be part of a banjo uke. It's amazing how worldwide buying works these days.

    https://www.ebay.com/p/23-Ukulele-Ne...8766411&chn=ps
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!

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    What scale length are you planning for the banjo build, Jerry? And what diameter of hoop?

    John Colter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukantor View Post
    What scale length are you planning for the banjo build, Jerry? And what diameter of hoop?

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    I have a 10" drum, like the type they use for the Firefly. I'm leaning toward a concert because I like that slotted headstock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    I just ordered a mahogany concert neck with slotted headstock on eBay. It's $10.69 with free shipping. The seller is in Thailand, so the arrival date is toward the end of November. Eventually, it will be part of a banjo uke. It's amazing how worldwide buying works these days.

    https://www.ebay.com/p/23-Ukulele-Ne...8766411&chn=ps
    We truly are a global village.
    Kind Regards
    Dennis

    dpophotography@yahoo.co.nz
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    Jerry, have you worked out where that is going to put the bridge?

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    A thread with international intrigue about Uke building!

    Who knew?

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    I owe an apology. When I read Jerry's proposal, I did a quick mental calculation. It seemed to me that the concert scale neck - joining at the fourteenth fret, presumably - would place the bridge too close to the rim of the drum. I was wrong. It should work out just fine.

    I look forward to seeing the finished instrument.

    John Colter.

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