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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:19 am 
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Interested on people's thoughts regarding Tenor Ukulele scale lengths. Stew Mac sells a pre-slotted fingerboard with a 17-3/32" scale length while LMII sells one with a 17.0" scale length.

Which is more popular?

Which do you use?

Why?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:30 am 
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No idea which is more popular. I use 17.0" because I bought my fretting template from LMI. With regard to scale length on a guitar I read that it takes greater than 5 mm before one can feel a scale length difference. I wonder if any player can feel the 3/32".

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:40 am 
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I also use 17".... same as John, I bought the LMI template and plan.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:33 am 
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So are those scales including compensation?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:08 am 
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I have 2 seperate tenor scales made from Lexan one for a 12 fret and the other is 14 fret , I prefer the 12 fret to the body for 8 string tenors, 12 F and 14 F is a 434 mm scale length and, You can add compensation 1/16 in by using an angled bridge saddle. The usa decimal equivalent is 17.09 inchs scale length


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:11 am 
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Clay S. wrote:
So are those scales including compensation?


No, just the "discussion" scale length to cut the fret slots and size the neck for the proper join fret. I'm working up some standard ukulele necks to keep in stock and I'm trying to get an idea of what ratio of 17.0/17.093 to keep on hand.

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17"....all 30 ukes I have built....


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17" is the standard Andy.

Stewmac has used the "closest" equivelant by using a section of a guitar template. Some pro builders have done the same as that was all that was available when they started and just continued with the practice.

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17.

If I needed a template for a Tenor, StewMac wouldn't be it.



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