View Poll Results: What is your stretch distance from index to pinky?

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  • Below 5

    2 9.52%
  • Between 5 to 6

    9 42.86%
  • Between 6 to 7

    7 33.33%
  • Between 7 to 8

    1 4.76%
  • Between 8 to 9

    1 4.76%
  • Between 9 to 10

    1 4.76%
  • Above 10

    0 0%
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Thread: Survey: Your ultimate stretch from index to pinky on fretboard

  1. #21
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    It seems quite extraordinary when you can only do half that number of frets!

    John Colter.

  2. #22
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    My fingers are long enough, but my hand flexibility isn't where it should be, despite 20 years of guitar playing. A stretch from 3 to 7 on a 25.4" scale guitar is just doable for me. Lots easier on a baritone or tenor.

  3. #23
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    6" is about my limit, just over if I really push it. But then I'm a girl with small hands. I'm working on getting more stretch, strength and flexibility.
    ~ "Music washes away the dust of everyday life" ~



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  4. #24
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    Wow the poll result really surprised me. I’m actually in the mainstream category! And I can’t even play a tenor sized uke right due to my stretchability. But seems like plenty of UU members are tenor players which kinda puzzled me. My guess is that the bigger hands folks have not put in their numbers yet.
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  5. #25
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    I have 'average' male hands, & my stretch, index to pinky is probably the norm.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

  6. #26
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    I’ve been working on playing the Harry Lime Theme from the movie The Third Man. There a part where you have to stretch from the 2nd to the 6th fret on the G string. Can’t do it on my tenors but can on my Concert.
    "All worthwhile things in life should be easy to learn but hard to master"

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  7. #27
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    I guess having large hands don’t necessarily means having a wider stretch than the smaller hands.
    So glad that ukulele comes in so many sizes. Thanks for all the votes!
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