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    Default Lightest Ohana soprano??

    Does anyone know what the lightest in weight Ohana soprano is? Specifically Id like to compare the SK-28, SK-38 and SK-39. Also string choice being the same which might be the loudest?

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    My SK-38 is 315g and my SK-39 was 331g, probably because of the fretboard extending to the soundhole.

    Never had an SK-28, but it's probably a few grams lighter than the SK-38 due to the even shorter fretboard, and possibly slimmer body shape, but depending on construction, maybe not lighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glennerd View Post
    My SK-38 is 315g and my SK-39 was 331g, probably because of the fretboard extending to the soundhole.

    Never had an SK-28, but it's probably a few grams lighter than the SK-38 due to the even shorter fretboard, and possibly slimmer body shape, but depending on construction, maybe not lighter.
    Would you say one is louder than the other?

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    I think it's important to keep in mind that even ukes of the same model vary in weight, sound, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jer View Post
    I think it's important to keep in mind that even ukes of the same model vary in weight, sound, etc.
    For sure. I’m just curious if there are fundamental differences in weight and volume when comparing these models or is it just more ornamentation than anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jer View Post
    I think it's important to keep in mind that even ukes of the same model vary in weight, sound, etc.
    Every piece of wood can vary in density and weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astein2006 View Post
    Would you say one is louder than the other?
    Unfortunately I didn't let myself buy the 38 until I sold the 39, so I didn't get to compare them side by side. Maybe the 38 is a touch louder, but I'm not sure. Less fretboard over the soundboard would theoretically be better ...
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    I have no comparison with other Ohana's but I'd say my SK-28 is the lightest ukulele I own and although not loud, it is sweet sounding.
    If your uke is too loud, your neighbours are wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennerd View Post
    Unfortunately I didn't let myself buy the 38 until I sold the 39, so I didn't get to compare them side by side. Maybe the 38 is a touch louder, but I'm not sure. Less fretboard over the soundboard would theoretically be better ...
    What are your observations between the two models as far as differences outside of cosmetic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sven-Uke View Post
    I have no comparison with other Ohana's but I'd say my SK-28 is the lightest ukulele I own and although not loud, it is sweet sounding.

    Does it feel different when strumming because of the shortened fretboard?

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