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The Soprano ukulele is the smallest ukulele. This is the size ukulele that most people associate as being a ukulele. It is the size that most people will remember Tiny Tim playing.
This is ukulele is often called a "Standard" ukulele.
- 13in(330mm) to 14in(356mm) Scale Length
- 12 to 14 frets
A Soprano ukulele typically has 12 to 14 frets.
The most common tuning for a Soprano ukulele is G C E A, or C tuning . The same common tuning for Concert and Tenor ukuleles.
There are variations where a concert scale neck is placed on a Soprano body for a "Long Neck Soprano". the Magic Fluke Company has an option for using tenor neck on the soprano bodied Flea.
This tuning is a re-entrant tuning . A reentrant tuning is a tuning where the strings are not ordered from the lowest pitch to the highest pitch.
High G, C Tuning
A variation on Soprano ukulele is for string four to be a low "G". This is the tuning that ukulele legend Herb Otha uses.
Low G, C Tuning
Here is a chart of the each note in Standard Music Notation for C Tuning , high or low G.
See the Ukulele Tunings page for additional tunings.
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