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I want to build a Tenor Uke and have been searching the web for measurements, but am coming up a little short. I did find that the scale length is between 17-18 inches, and the overall length is typically 26 inches. Does anybody know the Bridge and Nut Width?
I will probably do a thru-neck build with the nub sticking out of the back end to attach my strings. I am not familiar with the standard length of uke tenor strings, and am a little worried that if the total length I need is over 20" (plus the length to wind around the tune), I may find myself cut short. Any thoughts on this?
All mine are 17" scale length for tenor, 15" length for concert.
I have gone all over to Nylgut strings from Aquila. Just order them in "Tenor length" They are plenty long.
On my necks, I am around 1 1/2" at the nut tapering to 2" at the join of the neck to the box. The StewMac bridges use a 1 5/8" string spacing if I remember correctly. My tenors have worked out to around 23 Inches overall height. Look at my pictures here for some close ups.
The tenor High G strings are 31 1/2" long. I just measured one...you know you are obsessed when you have 6 of 7 packs sitting next to the computer. Good luck, herb