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    Today, 09:44 AM
    rubykey replied to a thread Rosewood CITIES question in Uke Talk
    I'm still trying to understand the difference of shipping as an individual or shipping as a commercial endeavor. If for example I sell ukulele that...
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    04-26-2017, 08:50 AM
    rubykey replied to a thread Slotted headstocks in Uke Talk
    I got one before I knew it was cool. My first name begins with k that was one of my attractions to this. But it also plays good and sounds great! And...
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    04-25-2017, 02:10 PM
    I have a Kaka concert. It has a big old K on the headstock and my first name starts with a K. I found mine at a music shop and yes they did set it up...
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    04-23-2017, 01:33 PM
    I imagine you are familiar with this website. Your query had me measuring the width on my...
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    04-23-2017, 10:11 AM
    This is a great topic. I have always felt that specific keys struck emotions in me. Then I heard it couldn't be true. However if there is so much...
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    04-23-2017, 09:24 AM
    rubykey replied to a thread Free Bridge and Saddle in UU Contests
    88 is what popped in my head. Though 66 came in second. So maybe I should say 77. My number pick is 77. This will be a good lesson in first...
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    04-22-2017, 03:48 PM
    So if an individual here in the marketplace wanted to sell an instrument that has a smidgen of Rosewood say on the fretboard, or as someone else...
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    04-21-2017, 10:04 PM
    It's time to pass on this beautiful Barron River soprano to someone who will cherish a custom-made instrument that is exquisitely built in every way....
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    04-21-2017, 09:02 AM
    I had never thought about 1402. So I just tried it and my fingers cannot maneuver that. Maybe with practice but I'm already proficient in the barred...
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    04-21-2017, 08:10 AM
    Here's my question: how much of a "breaking in" time should I, as I student, be expected to give an instructor? You already have your doubts and I...
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    04-20-2017, 02:28 PM
    Yes it is a sobering reminder of what a huge use of resources gets expended to make these guitars and our many many many many ukuleles. Most of us...
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    04-17-2017, 01:38 PM
    rubykey replied to a thread I'm a Ukulele instigator! in Uke Talk
    I sing with a monthly acapella group that gets together just for the sheer joy of sharing our voices in harmony. They have a leaning towards the...
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    04-17-2017, 12:57 PM
    I have tried to locate a thread on this topic of money $pecific$ on the cost to ship an average ukulele. What has been your experience? The average...
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    04-15-2017, 07:32 PM
    rubykey started a thread shipping costs? in Buying Tips
    I want to post a ukulele for sale in the marketplace. I'm confused about cost to ship.What do you do? I received a uke from a member and he paid...
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    04-02-2017, 09:17 PM
    rubykey replied to a thread Chord inversions in Uke Talk
    You probably don't need a thousand diagrams to understand chord inversions. Mark Nelson has on his website free downloadable study sheets that will...
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    03-31-2017, 11:55 AM
    rubykey replied to a thread USPS Package Inspection in Uke Talk
    This is a portion of the reply I received back from the buyer: "Actually the package was deliver yesterday, but with quite a bit of drama. Some...
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Oakland, CA


KoAlana Sapele Concert -- now known as the KoAloha Opio
Mainland Mahogany Concert - my knockabout jam ukulele
Mahalo Pineapple Soprano -- the one that started it all
Barron River Soprano Spruce/Wandoo -- perfection in all ways
Kala Travel Soprano -- tiny profile with BIG sound
Blue Frog Maple Soprano - Beautiful sonorous sound cannon


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