They both look very contrived to me. If you take the neck heel from the second example, you can carry the side right to the edge of the neck heel and lose the awkward square joints.
They only work for tenors and baritones.Slotted headstocks.
I know a lot of people love them, and the very streamlined ones they put on high-end ukes can look good, but imo on a lot of cheaper ukuleles they’re too chunky and look ridiculous. Particularly on the smaller sizes. Seems to me that it’s just a pointless attempt to bolt guitar-like features onto a ukulele. Also, I’ve only had one uke with a slotted headstock and it made string changes a complete PITA.
Well, yes. If you aggregate opinions, you're bound to have collected a few that differ from yours. They're opinions, not absolutes.I skimmed thru the thread again and I noticed something. I have bespoken a custom baritone and 3 or 4 of the attributes I requested have been excoriated in this thread.
I agree. I also hate sharp edges on the nut, particularly the lower edge. I dislike those big Fender headstocks, and the gaudy signature ukes that are only fair-ish to play (looking at you, Fender). Don't like oversized slotted headstocks, nor Aquila strings on a high end uke. I do like bling, but only when it's well done on a good uke, not overbling on an inexpensive uke just to dress it up as something it isn't.I've seen this in multiple ukes with laminate back/sides. It really bugs me when the grain patterns on the back are at an angle (like running from
1 o'clock to 7 o'clock) rather than straight up and down in line with the neck. (12 and 6 o'clock)
Sounds even better. Can you show me an example? I can't envision how the side would meet up with the neck on the cutaway side, unless you mean double curving it to a smooth join.They both look very contrived to me. If you take the neck heel from the second example, you can carry the side right to the edge of the neck heel and lose the awkward square joints.
Yeah, I get it now, and it's more what I intended rather than that second example with the boxed-in section.It was hard to find a picture of the back of a cutaway. The actual shape of the cutaway itself is only limited by your imagination. I would prefer a continuous curved cutaway that approaches the neck heel at about a 30 degree angle, instead of straight up like the picture.
Yes, both of these! Every time I see a rectangular black plastic switchboard cut into the side of a ukulele or guitar, I'm totally turned off. There's got to be a more elegant way to integrate such functions no?-plastic preamps cut into the side of quality instruments-
-decals masquerading as rosettes or inlay--