There are 4 types of ukulele based on size.
Starting from the smallest commonly called soprano, and a larger concert, tenor, and the greatest baritone. What a difference four ukulele other than size? Sound! So not only different sizes, but the sound is also different. In addition to the above four sizes, there is another size, named sopranino ukulele, or pocket ukulele.
Why “pocket”? Because of its small size, smaller than a soprano who incidentally is the smallest normal ukulele. But since the name “pocket”, it does not mean that the ukulele can be inserted in your pocket. And when compared with other 4 other sizes, pocket ukulele is harder to find, rarer.
Ukulele size is determined not by the length (length), but of the size scale. What is the difference?
Well, so length is measured from the headstock to the end of the body, because it cannot be used as a reference. Why? Because the length can be varied, for example because headstock intentionally made longer, or the type of body that is made to be different, it obviously can affect the length. While the scale is measured from the nut to the bridge, its size is already fixed, so would its length regardless, this scale as a reference size.
Back again to sopranino ukulele, ukulele is now the target for many collectors. In addition to the ukulele now this type is so rare and very hard to find, this ukulele also has a very unique sound. With its tiny size, sopranino looks like a toy musical instrument commonly used by children. But actually, a sopranino ukulele has excellent sound production and beautiful.
Because the size is too small anyway, now ukulele with sopranino size is increasingly produced rarely. Its size is too small causes the ukulele is so difficult to hold and play, unless they are already experts.
As with other types of ukulele, sopranino also has some important parts. Below are the some parts:
First, the body which is a major part in the ukulele consists of three parts, top / soundboard, side, and back. This body can be made of two types of wood are pretty, solid and laminate. These two types of wood produce different sounds.
The second part is string. Ukulele strings were originally made of gut / catgut (made from goat or sheep intestines) and nylon. But now the strings that are widely used synthetic strings / nylgut, so a mixture of nylon and gut.
The third part is the headstock. Headstock was head ukulele, ukulele section on the tip neck. There tuners on the headstock and is also usually a brand of the ukulele.
Fourth, nut, which position is between headstock and fret board, which is shaped like a thin plate of white color. This nut hold functions create strings ukulele strings that exist in the correct position.
Fifth is namely tuner. Part of this one’s important for ukulele tuning. So if there is no tuner, ukulele is not going in tune. Tuner has another name tuning pegs, tuning key, or peg head.
Sixth, neck. It is a long part of ukulele where fret board stick on it, and also link the headstock and body. So do not misunderstand, neck is in the back, which is not the front part where we play a chord.
Seventh, the fret board, It is a part in front of the neck. Now, if the ukulele strings are pressed to touch the fret board, it will produce the tone.
If you are interested in having sopranino ukulele, then prepared for hunting and hopefully you get the best sopranino.