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    How did I not know about the Ukulele Friend website? Some really nice ukuleles to drool over there. But again, almost all tenors. I have looked at the Pohaku site many times. They look really nice, and I think they are 1.5 inch nut?

    There are certainly many great concert ukuleles out there, but they aren't as frequently advertised, and take more searching to find. I suppose this may be a good thing in the long run, or my bank account might be in trouble.
    My ukulele family.....
    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006
    aNueNue Moon Bird concert - Spruce & Rosewood - 2018
    Blackbird Clara - 2019
    Kanilea KCS-SSP super soprano - circa 2016

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    Well, I dont have anything to contribute on the OP's question, but boy am I glad we have many choices in different sizes, of all budget ranges and different woods and different style options...I feel grateful for the plethora we have available...
    Guinea proverb: "A cow that has no tail should not try to chase away flies."

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    I like concerts best. They seem to hit the sweet spot tonally and I find the size to be the most comfortable. Having 4 sopranos, 3 concerts, 3 tenors and a baritone - it's definitely two of my concerts that get the most play time. My Kiwaya KTC-1 is not only my favorite uke, it's my favorite musical instrument.
    Sopranos: aNueNue Khaya Mahogany 1, Bruko No. 6; Kiwaya KS-1; Kiwaya KTS-4; Kiwaya KTS-4K; Martin S-O
    Concerts:Cahaya CY-0112; Kiwaya KTC-1; Martin C-1 (ca. 1947-1955); Musicguymic's Kolohe
    Tenors: Cordoba 24T; Kiwaya KTT-2K
    Baritones: Cordoba 24B

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    I have no desire whatsoever to play a tenor scale uke. I don't wanna play a soprano, either. I don't care who is famous-who-plays-what, either. My Duke is a tenor scale, and I wish to the gods it was a concert, because when we gig, and I have to switch back and forth, it's a bee-otch. Someday when I can afford a Southern Cross banjouke...
    Oh, and BTW, if you're looking for a really awesome custom concert scale uke, I doubt if you could do better than a LoPrinzi. That'll be my next, and last, uke.
    I even went as far as to see if there was a way to get a concert neck blank from Ed at Duke. Figured I could put on my own fretboard, finish it and hook it up. No luck. I was bummed because I really like the way that headstock looks. Right now my Duke sits there looking lonely, and I'm wishing I could stretch my hands to play it.
    I may go the route someone else is and build my own. I have a design, just haven't done it yet. I'll sell the Duke if that works. I love the sound of that Duke though

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    There are some higher end concerts out there -when Blackbird made their first ekoa instrument it was a concert scale - and that is probably the highest end alternative materials uke out there.
    Blackbird Clara
    Concert Flea
    Pono MB
    Deering Goodtime Banjo Uke (concert)
    Gold Tone Resouke
    Hadean Uke-Bass
    Gold Tone Microbass
    Deering Goodtime Special (5-string banjo)

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    When it comes to the best custom builders, we mostly just take what they want to make us in whatever size that is.

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    I recently purchased a beautiful Hoffmann ML concert. I’m seriously considering dedicating that instrument for playing classical music.
    "All worthwhile things in life should be easy to learn but hard to master"

    Hoffmann Lutherie - Baritone - Master Grade Ebony and AAA Red Spruce
    Beau Hannam Custom Tenor - Vintage Hand Rubbed Sun Burst all Tassie Blackwood
    Barron River Tenor - Satin Box Maple and Alaskan Yellow Cedar
    Hoffmann Lutherie - Concert - Angry Owl Ebony and Cedar

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    I guess I need to eat a few of my words. Some sweet new & used concerts have popped up lately. Couple used Mya-Moe and new KoAloha Red label. Now I wish I had a couple extra thousand dollars laying around.
    My ukulele family.....
    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006
    aNueNue Moon Bird concert - Spruce & Rosewood - 2018
    Blackbird Clara - 2019
    Kanilea KCS-SSP super soprano - circa 2016

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    I only have one concert, a very nice Bruko which I really like though don't play it all that often. My first reasonable uke was a concert but I then gravitated to soprano for quite a while.

    I mostly play tenor these days followed by baritone and soprano about equally. I have my ukes in a variety of tunings and so it's a combination of the tuning and the sound that determines what I play.

    These days I mostly play my 6 and 8 string tenors as I like the fuller sound the extra strings give. The 8 string is tuned DGBE with just the D in octaves, the 6 string is GCEA, high G, C & A in octaves. Great for strumming not so good for picking.
    Geoff Walker

    I have several ukuleles in various sizes and am not planning on getting any more...

    at least, not yet.

    I also play some blowy things and a squeezy thing

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