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    Quote Originally Posted by captain-janeway View Post
    Cross your fingers for me on 423. I like the way the pattern swirls on top and the wave up the neck. That or maybe 424.
    Nice choices. Good luck.
    My ukulele family.....
    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006
    aNueNue Moon Bird concert - Spruce & Rosewood - 2018
    Blackbird Clara - 2019
    Cocobolo concert - 2019

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    Default NUD continued

    Here are a few more pictures. I charged up the MiSi, and gave it a try out this morning with my Roland AC-33 amp. Super. Sounds wonderful. The uke has Worth Brown strings. The amplified sound is very balanced. I'm very pleased with the ukulele so far. The neck is comfortable. The action is spot on for me. It sounds awesome plugged in. It is a bit heavier than my other concerts, but doesn't feel unbalanced. In terms of weight from lightest to heaviest .....My KoAloha, then the Clara, then the Moonbird, then the Cocobolo. The neck joins the body at the 13th fret, same as my KoAloha & Clara. My Moonbird joins at the 15th fret.

    Kevin was great to work with. Very quick response to all emails. Shipping was fast. Nicaragua to Utah in 3 days. I'm not a fan of Uke Crazy cases in general, but it's great that they include a protective case with their ukuleles.
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    My ukulele family.....
    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006
    aNueNue Moon Bird concert - Spruce & Rosewood - 2018
    Blackbird Clara - 2019
    Cocobolo concert - 2019

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    How about "Manatee" eyes !! o~~o Beautiful looking instrument....

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    ::: Romero Creations Replica Tenor ::: Fender Montecito Tenor Koa ::: Ohana Soprano SK-75 ::: Kanile'a Islander MAPG-4-C ::: Kanile'a K-2 Super Concert ::: Kala KA-SSTU-SMC-C ::: Ohana SK-50G ::: Enya Nova U Concert ::: Kala KA-ABP-CTG Bari :::

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    From that angle it kind of looks like a hippo lol

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    The more I play this ukulele, the more I’m digging it. A couple things to mention about Cocobolo concerts.....they are a 16 inch scale length as opposed to the standard 15 inch, and they have a 12 inch radiused fret board. I don’t have a great mm ruler, but it looks like a 35mm or maybe 36mm nut. The overall body length is about 1/2 inch longer than my other concerts.
    My ukulele family.....
    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006
    aNueNue Moon Bird concert - Spruce & Rosewood - 2018
    Blackbird Clara - 2019
    Cocobolo concert - 2019

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    You have a great collection. My lust for one of those dropped off the radar for about a year, I wish you hadn't reactivated it. Beautiful wood and craftsmanship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RafterGirl View Post
    The more I play this ukulele, the more I’m digging it. A couple things to mention about Cocobolo concerts.....they are a 16 inch scale length as opposed to the standard 15 inch, and they have a 12 inch radiused fret board. I don’t have a great mm ruler, but it looks like a 35mm or maybe 36mm nut. The overall body length is about 1/2 inch longer than my other concerts.
    On 16" scale are the frets spaces farther apart so it's closer to tenor spacing or the bridge is just set farther down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain-janeway View Post
    On 16" scale are the frets spaces farther apart so it's closer to tenor spacing or the bridge is just set farther down?
    The fret positions would be spaced farther apart.

    The scale length is the distance from the nut to the bridge, and the fret locations are mathematically derived proportions of the scale length (the 12th fret is always half of the scale length, the 5th fret is always a quarter the scale length, etc.) so moving the bridge requires recalculating the fret positions. Moving the bridge a full inch would throw off of intonation significantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain-janeway View Post
    On 16" scale are the frets spaces farther apart so it's closer to tenor spacing or the bridge is just set farther down?
    Both. Nut to bridge distance is 16 inches. Fret spacing is different, but I didn’t notice it at all until I went back and read the Cocobolo website specs. David Ingalls with Ono ukuleles builds mainly 16 inch concerts. He discusses why he does it that way with Andrew, Kalei, and Corey at HMS on one of their latest podcasts. Interesting discussion. I honestly wouldn’t have given it a thought, had I not been measuring the ukulele to decide on a hard shell case for it. I play concerts (after much experimenting) and this one sounds just as nice, if not better than many I’ve owned or currently own. More playing time with it will tell the whole story, but for now, I like it.
    Last edited by RafterGirl; 12-02-2019 at 01:26 PM.
    My ukulele family.....
    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006
    aNueNue Moon Bird concert - Spruce & Rosewood - 2018
    Blackbird Clara - 2019
    Cocobolo concert - 2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcy View Post
    The fret positions would be spaced farther apart.

    The scale length is the distance from the nut to the bridge, and the fret locations are mathematically derived proportions of the scale length (the 12th fret is always half of the scale length, the 5th fret is always a quarter the scale length, etc.) so moving the bridge requires recalculating the fret positions. Moving the bridge a full inch would throw off of intonation significantly.
    Good to know. Concert is a decent size for me, but tenor's out of range. I'd do better on a soprano, but I don't like the high sound.
    Cracks me up when people say to make an E chord to bend that ring finger and put the first joint to string. For me to cover that space I'd have to break the finger halfway between the two joints. Needless to say I'm trying other options lol. Favorite is 1x02.
    I want a soprano neck on a concert body but yes I know it would throw things off. I did build a banjo uke with a soprano neck and 10" pot. It actually doesn't sound half bad. Since it was my first, I may try another because the first two builds showed some of the things to look out for.
    Last edited by captain-janeway; 12-02-2019 at 01:41 PM.

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