View Poll Results: Choose your one and only uke!

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  • Sopranissimo

    0 0%
  • Sopranino

    0 0%
  • Soprano

    29 20.28%
  • Long Neck Soprano

    10 6.99%
  • Concert

    40 27.97%
  • Long Neck Concert

    3 2.10%
  • Tenor

    36 25.17%
  • Long Neck Tenor

    9 6.29%
  • Baritone

    16 11.19%
  • Guitalele

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

  1. #11
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    My short, chubby fingers like concert best. Soprano is too tight for them, and tenor is too far of a stretch. After many ventures into the other sizes, my fingers have found their home with the concert. I did try the soprano body/concert scale aka long neck soprano. While the scale was comfy, I didn't like the sound as much. I recently got a 16 inch scale concert (Cocobolo), and that's as far as I'm comfortable reaching.
    My ukulele family.....
    KoAloha Koa concert - circa 2006 (Living Waters)
    aNueNue Moon Bird concert - Spruce & Rosewood - 2018 (Blackwater)
    Blackbird Clara - 2019 (Oasis Bright)
    Cocobolo concert - 2019 (Worth Brown)

  2. #12
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    I play only sopranos , If I could have only one for the rest of my life , it would be my Martin OXK . That uke looks like it could last forever.
    " Anything larger than a soprano is cheating "
    " I'm no luthier but ,........"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukantor View Post
    "Since the body shape is not traditional I find it a silly question"

    In my view, it is a silly question for any body shape. It is very simple - if it has a tenor scale length, then it is a tenor. If it has a concert scale length, it is a concert. This whole "long neck" thing is a misnomer, and can lead to unnecessary misunderstandings.

    That is my verdict. I have pronounced.

    John Colter
    I tend to agree.
    However long neck concert was an option in the poll, and tenors with snakker bodies can sound different, hence it might have been the intention in the poll to distinguish.
    Then again, a fluke body is neither a concert nor a Tenor body, so I dont know how to define it in the poll.
    Ohana SK30M mahogany super-soprano, Cort UKEBWCOP Blackwood concert, Anuenue African Mahogany Tenor, Fluke Koa Tenor, Hora M1176 spruce Tenor

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    Having to pick just one would give me a nervous breakdown. I can't even make a decision about the poll.

    Since this is about type, rather than make and model, I would compromise and go with concert.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinHing View Post
    What will you choose?
    That’s a tough call. I almost exclusively play Soprano but occasionally I play Concerts too - at one point I pretty much only played Concert scale Ukes. I have traditional and pineapple shaped Sopranos, my Pineapple has served me well and until recently all other Ukes were measured against it and found lesser. My latest traditional shape Soprano isn’t quite as loud (as my Pineapple) and doesn’t sound as strongly high up the fretboard but otherwise it has a more rounded sound so, by a very small margin, it’s become my favourite.
    Last edited by Graham Greenbag; 12-24-2019 at 02:54 AM.

  6. #16
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    Tenor and Long Neck Concert which is very different to a Tenor but still easier to play if you have man hands
    Kamaka HF-3DC - Kamaka HF-2LD - Kanile'a Custom 5 string Super Tenor - KoAloha Special Issue Tenor - Pono MGTP5-PC

  7. #17
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    gotta go with soprano.

    while i prefer the tone and playability of a tenor, i would MISS playing soprano more if i couldn't, as it encapsulates so much of my experience and love for the instrument. i started playing uke 20 years ago to have an instrument i could take anywhere (basses are big), and i fell in love with that playful punctuated soprano tone. so while tenor may be more "beautiful" to me, i've got an undeniable soft spot for soprano.

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    I actually think about the “if I could only keep one” question a lot. Perhaps too much, considering my answer :P lol. It would depend on life situation:

    Everything is great and I plan on traveling and performing, so need a pick up- alto Beansprout (my favorite uke)

    I’m poor, so need to busk on the street and can’t afford batteries for an amp, or I have just quit my job to become a jazz and blues singer- Mya Moe resonator

    I’m in really dire straights and living in my car or a tent, so need something weatherproof- soprano outdoor uke

    The zombie apocalypse has come, so I need something very quiet that can double as a sturdy weapon- Risa uke solid

    UAS Symptoms:
    Beansprout #346 walnut/cedar - alto
    Mya Moe #2150 walnut resonator - tenor
    G-String CST1 custom koa - tenor
    G-String CB semi-custom koa - tenor
    Deering Goodtime banjolele - tenor
    Risa Les Paul steel-string electric - tenor
    Risa Uke Solid - tenor
    Asonu whale-shaped Tahitian - concert
    Outdoor Ukulele - soprano
    Kala KA-SA-B - baritone
    Kala UBass
    Ohana O'Nino
    Fluke

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthroterra View Post
    I actually think about the “if I could only keep one” question a lot. Perhaps too much, considering my answer :P lol. It would depend on life situation:

    Everything is great and I plan on traveling and performing, so need a pick up- alto Beansprout (my favorite uke)

    I’m poor, so need to busk on the street and can’t afford batteries for an amp, or I have just quit my job to become a jazz and blues singer- Mya Moe resonator

    I’m in really dire straights and living in my car or a tent, so need something weatherproof- soprano outdoor uke

    The zombie apocalypse has come, so I need something very quiet that can double as a sturdy weapon- Risa uke solid
    Whew! For a minute, I thought you were describing your actual life situation.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

  10. #20
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    The "Size" poll has been run several times, and the results have always been the same. Let's see how this one turns out.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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