So I built a concert scale uke using a template from circuitsandstrings. It worked out ok but for some reason I need to move all the chord forms 1 fret up from where they would be on a smaller uke. The only exception is the G major chord. It sounds good when played this way but I am wondering what I did wrong? Any thoughts?

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It sounds to me like the scale length does not match the fret spacing that you have. What is the scale length?
Matt,

Smaller uke = different scale length. Concert uke = different scale length. When you move up a fret, are the notes at least in tune? What tuning are you using? What strings?

I used a template for an altoid uke from circuits and strings. I am using regular uke strings C D E A. and yeah, it does play just fine if I move the chords up one fret. I also find that I need to move the G chord down one fret on the store bought uke my kid plays on. It is funny. Anyway it plays sweet and was fun to build I am just sure something is amiss here and I do not want to have it happen again on the next one.

Just realized you wrote the uke strings are CDEA. Curious, since it should be GCEA. Maybe this is the reason you're having trouble?

so in the final analyasis the uke plays great and the move up a fret gives my hand a little more room to work. I have decided to not question it too hard. I think I got a little off because of the template I used. I think I somehow added an extra fret. O well no harm done. The uke has a really pretty sound. I will try to post a video soon. Really fun to build and to play.

Wait, what? I would like a video of this uke so I can see what you mean. If it still plays in tune, it sounds like it's just a tuning I have never seen.  I gotta go look it up.

Yah, I'd also be interested to see what's really going on !

...maybe play it with a capo???

Probably and alto/concert build size with a soprano, or even sopranino scale ?

rc

...and I just noticed....  old thread...  shucks !

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