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    Default Luthiers know for their sopranos

    sorry for the typo in the subject.

    Often attention is mostly focused on tenors or maybe baritones built by luthiers.
    I want to her from folks who have sopranos built by luthiers..

    Here is my experience so far:

    TinGuitar: Modern sound, loud up the fret, good action, bigger frets by default. Open to customization

    Ken Timms: Vintage martin sounds. High quality replicas of martin. No customization. Only mahogany and koa

    wunderkammer: Vintage sound. Loud. High aesthetic focus. Open to customization.

    Cripple creek: Modern sound. Great action. Open to customization. My uke likes Uke logic high tension strings. Bigger frets by default (I quite like them)

    I would happily recommend the luthiers above.

    I am waiting for my Beau Hannam soprano... but from what I hear from Samantha Muir, it should be awesome.
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    It's a bit Europe vs. US, and Asia finding the middle ground when it comes to the usual scale of custom order or high quality ukuleles.

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    Pohaku sopranos are the bomb!

    My Pohaku is truly amazing!

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    Kevin Mulcock, of KM ukuleles in Wales, makes some excellent sopranos for very reasonable prices. Meticulously made. With lovely sound.

    I have an KM walnut soprano that is fantastic.

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    Just realized UK seems to have a thing going for sopranos... Influence of George Fromby?

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    I can't speak for all my fellow UK players, but I play soprano from choice. I just love the sound of them. I have played all the other sizes, and always come back to soprano. So eventually, I passed on my tenor(s) and concerts and remained a soprano addict! (Plus my sopranino)
    All power and respect to you Concert,Tenor and Baritone players, but Soprano is what does it for me every time! (And my beautiful Sopranino!)

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    George Formby is mostly associated with playing the banjo. I have had a small four string banjo, but soon realized that it has nothing at all in common with the ukulele - apart from the tuning.

    I play the soprano ukulele because it is the size that suits me best. I have more than twenty sopranos, one concert and one tenor.

    John Colter

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    Same here. I have one tenor I rarely play, but that's so I can play Lyle Ritz stuff. I think my baritone may be going to live on a farm, I've not looked at it for months.

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    I seem to be a rare British exclusively tenor player then. The soprano has never appealed to me. I am looking for a baritone now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Counter View Post
    I seem to be a rare British exclusively tenor player then. The soprano has never appealed to me. I am looking for a baritone now.
    Who are we to question? If that's your position, I'm sure we won't judge.

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