View Poll Results: Choose your one and only uke!

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  • Sopranissimo

    0 0%
  • Sopranino

    0 0%
  • Soprano

    29 20.57%
  • Long Neck Soprano

    10 7.09%
  • Concert

    39 27.66%
  • Long Neck Concert

    3 2.13%
  • Tenor

    36 25.53%
  • Long Neck Tenor

    8 5.67%
  • Baritone

    16 11.35%
  • Guitalele

    0 0%
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Thread: If you can only have 1 ukulele for the rest of your life...

  1. #31
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    Since I really don't care for the sound of a soprano and tenor can be a big finger stretcher on some songs or chords, I have to go for a concert as the best compromise of playability and sound.
    Larry

    • ROMERO CREATIONS SOLID MAHOGANY "TINY TENOR"
    • COCOBOLO CEDAR/COCOBOLO CONCERT
    • ANUENUE UT200 MOON BIRD (ALPINE SPRUCE/ROSEWOOD) TENOR
    • KOALOHA KCM-10 PIKAKE KOA CONCERT
    • PONO ATD-CR CEDAR/ACACIA TENOR (LOW "G")
    • HARMONY MAHOGANY BARITONE (1950's)
    • VTAB TS2401 SPRUCE/MAHOGANY CONCERT

  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by old and slow View Post
    Well I was watching Magnum P.I....the old one...and they were all stranded on an uninhabited island...a military test site I believe...where they landed the chopper in an emergency...and their radio was picking up a drunken amateur broadcasting his rendition of, according to Higgins, Ukulele Lady written by Irving Berlin and some other guys. And it got me thinkin...if I was to have a leisurely life in Hawaii...where I hiked and biked and canoed around... fishing and hunting mongeese and wild chickens with my pellet gun....I think I'd choose a small bodied, fat necked, short scale uke with only a half dozen or 10 frets and fishing line for strings to pack around with me.

    But...under my current, less leisurely lifestyle, where I'm not packing a uke around on my adventures, but instead may just play it on the couch or carry it around in my vehicle to play when it might strike my fancy, or on a car camping trip...with still the idea of traveling light in mind, I think I'd choose something that could not only be my only uke but possibly my only stringed instrument if it came to that. I'd definitely choose a 21" scale baritone with a 40-42mm nut.
    Something that big you can use as an emergency paddle if you ever find yourself off in the water somewhere (yes, I am kidding).

  3. #33
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    Only one ukulele sounds like an end-of-the-world-dystopia-after-a-disaster movie.
    Scares the living beegeezus outta me.
    How do you people come up with such nightmares around Christmas?
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

  4. #34
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    Can't believe that soprano has slipped back behind concert and tenor. It's the ukulele!
    ‘If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.’ - Samuel Johnson

  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by kypfer View Post
    The poll is invalid ... there's no entry for banjolele
    Oops! Totally forgot about the banjolele! My bad.
    aNueNue Moon Bird US200 || Kamaka HF-1 || Martin S-1 Uke || Eddy Finn EFTS-20-S || Kala KA-SLNG || Martin C1K Uke || Yamaha GL1
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  6. #36
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    Not just the size, but the actual uke!

    If I could only keep one ukulele, then it would be my custom built Bradford Donaldson Concert Uke.
    Give me two, and the KoAloha Sceptre (Which is a soprano-bodied tenor, or super long-neck soprano- you choose).
    Three? now I start getting jittery... The National? The Cocobolo? One of the Ohanas? The Timms?

    Help me, Mr. Wizard!


    -Kurt
    Banjo Ukes: Southern Cross, Firefly, Stella
    Sopranos: Donaldson, Timms, Moku, Waterman, Bugsgear, Outdoor, Waverly Street, Harmony
    Concerts:Cocobolo #412, Ohana CK450QEL, CK-65D, Rosewood Vita, Mahogany Vita,
    Donaldson Custom, Epi Les Paul, National Triolian Reso, Republic
    Tenors: Kala KA-KTG-CY, KoAloha Sceptre, Fluke, Cordoba 20TM
    Bass: Fluke Timber

    Am I done?

    ...Maybe?...

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  7. #37
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    As of this moment, baritone. Tomorrow, who knows?
    Mainland Mango concert
    KoAloha Longneck soprano Pineapple
    Outdoor Ukulele (#28) soprano
    Canora (Canadian school system) soprano
    Kala travel soprano
    Wolfelele soprano
    Islander tenor
    Pono MT tenor
    Kala soprano banjo ukulele
    Pono Acacia tenor electric
    Pono Acacia baritone (BN-1)
    Risa tenor stick

    Everybody else does B flat. I do B phlat!!

  8. #38
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    I'd have to keep my old Martin...
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    Just Play

    Sopranos: 1st uke, Lanikai soprano LU-11 - Aquilas | 30's Martin style 0 - Martins
    Concerts: Kanile'a K-2 CP - Living Water | Islander AC-4 - Living Water | Waverly Street banjolele - Worth Browns
    Tenor: Epiphone Hummingbird - Living Water low G
    UBass: Kala FS2 - Pahoehoe

  9. #39
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    Long neck soprano gets my vote. I’m fortunate enough to have several real nice ones...hard to pick a favorite.

  10. #40
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    My fingers insist on concerts. I have one super soprano, (so, concert neck), and the rest are concerts.

    One size left out of the poll was the Ohta San, (and similar sized ukes, since Ono and others also have this size as an option.)
    I could see that being a perfect size for some.

    We're lucky to have so many options.

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