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Thread: WANTED(Long shot): Southcoast Ukes Tenor Largo

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    Default WANTED(Long shot): Southcoast Ukes Tenor Largo

    While I’m not down with playing larger baritones overall - I would consider a tenor-ish bodied uke with a looong neck, tuned like a re-entrant baritone in G (high D 4th string).

    Que the Dirk special: Southcoast Ukes Tenor Largo aka tenor-ish body with a true 20” baritone scale neck. We have available to us Melee, Kamaka, etc with their 19” scale tenor-bodied counterparts, but our always memorable Dirk did the research, building... etc. and found on a tenor body for alternate tunings the longer 20” scale handles plain non-wound strings best in C, B-flat, AND re-entrant D tuning better then the 19” scale.

    On top of that building the body shape proportionately to the scale of the neck provided a better instrument then just slapping a baritone scale neck onto a tenor. I doubt I’ll find one of these, maybe I’d be into a 19” scale counterpart for a steal of a price but it’s worth putting out there.

    P.S. I have a KoAloha soprano body tenor neck uke, and tuned up to D it is by far my favorite ukulele I’ve ever owned, so I want the tenor body long neck reentrant G equivalent. Cheers!

    Love & miss our interactions Dirk. <3

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    Yeah, good luck with that.

    I've only seen one Southcoast uke ever. I think it was here about six months ago and I think it was a tenor (alto largo).
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    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, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Flea soprano, C LW
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127

    !Flukutronic!

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    You might want to find and contact the luthier behind SouthCoast ukes, Omar Corrales. I believe he was located in Costa Rica. Good luck with the search.
    -Hodge
    Humble strummer of fine ukes.

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    Just to say I miss Dirk. What a character! Really tried hard. R.I.P. He was very encouraging. We corresponded a bit. I bought many strings and was always rooting for him. He suffered some setbacks. Big fan of Gianninis.
    Good luck finding your uke.

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    His website is still working
    http://www.southcoastukes.com/

    Dirk's wife may respond to your request.
    K
    Sopranos, Concerts, and Tenors including Baritone body at a Tenor Scale - 4 String, 5 String and 8 String :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by keenonuke View Post
    His website is still working
    http://www.southcoastukes.com/

    Dirk's wife may respond to your request.
    Highly unlikely
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    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, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Flea soprano, C LW
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127

    !Flukutronic!

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