All compositions and arrangements by Alex de Grassi, published by Tropo Music (BMI)
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Malcolm is a bit of an outlier. When you're in a hurry you can make mistakes. I was finishing up some instruments for the Reno Festival and I cut the fret slots on the wrong scale so instead of having a 12 fret soprano with a 13" scale ended up with a 14" scale. Seldom comfortable with redoing something, I pushed onward and moved the bridge to fit the scale.
So I had an oddball soprano. Well, I guess it's not really a soprano either because it's a little big for a soprano. But in a way it's nice because it gives you a little more room to make chords while maintaining that soprano ukulele sound. On the other hand, if you want to string it with a low G then it sounds better than other sopranos I've made that sound thin with a low G.
It has a very self-satisfied ring to it. The Madagascar rosewood gives it ample sustain and the Engelmann spruce top promotes clarity and warmth.
The neck is Peruvian walnut with an ebony fingerboard. Tuners are Gotoh UPT with 4:1 ratio. Bridge is rosewood.