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    I believe the seller decided to hang onto it. ...

    I believe the seller decided to hang onto it.

    How does it play?
  2. I love the look! Beautiful work. It seems...

    I love the look! Beautiful work. It seems surprising to say this about a cigar box instrument, as they can sometimes look quite primitive, but it is rather elegant looking. Nice job. I can't wait to...
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    It is a lovely instrument!

    It is a lovely instrument!
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    A beauty. I absolute love a simply designed...

    A beauty. I absolute love a simply designed instrument where the beauty of the wood and impeccable craftsmanship can shine. Great job!
  5. Thread: Uke ID

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    My guess way Harmony as well.

    My guess way Harmony as well.
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    Maybe http://koolauukulele.com

    Maybe http://koolauukulele.com
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    Great point!

    Great point!
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    Here is a very reputable place that often has...

    Here is a very reputable place that often has vintage instruments as well as the Kiwaya http://www.vintage-instruments.com

    Yes, you are right, you may have answered your own question!
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    There are lots of ways you can go and there are...

    There are lots of ways you can go and there are and will be tons of great suggestions here. One thing I try to remember is that ultimately, the instrument is a tool to do a job. Try to find an...
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    It can be easy to drive yourself crazy with...

    It can be easy to drive yourself crazy with strings. There are so many types, so many brands. Then add in the idea that you can try other sizes, such as concert strings on a soprano, it can be...
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    What does it sound like? How does it compare to...

    What does it sound like? How does it compare to other standard woods? I have never heard a maple uke. It sure looks lovely.
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    I have read of that happening with some...

    I have read of that happening with some instruments, both vintage and new. It seems that those with thinner tops, which can be incredibly resonant can have this. I seem to recall some luthiers saying...
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    You might also consider trying to find a long...

    You might also consider trying to find a long necked soprano, basically a concert scale on a soprano body. That might give you a little more room.
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    I see a lovely koa Timms over on the Flea Market...

    I see a lovely koa Timms over on the Flea Market Music site

    https://www.fleamarketmusic.com/marketplace/default.asp

    This one is making me drool.
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    I'll seek it out. Does the book talk about...

    I'll seek it out. Does the book talk about differences in the tone and playing qualities or is it more of a historical resource?
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    Differences in various Martin vintages?

    For those who have played or owned various vintages of Martin ukes, let's say from the 20's-60's, are there basic characteristic differences in tone and playability from one era to another?

    Are...
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    That is lovely!

    That is lovely!
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    FWIW- there is one on the marketplace right now ...

    FWIW- there is one on the marketplace right now

    http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?130921-FS-2013-Timms-Style-0-soprano-with-case
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    A 5 string uke?

    A 5 string uke?
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    I think as has been mentioned, the underlying...

    I think as has been mentioned, the underlying issues is that they want profit without spending any time or care. As long as people keep buying stuff like this they have no reason to do any...
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    Lovely job with lots of feeling. Great song.

    Lovely job with lots of feeling. Great song.
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    Yes! I'd love to hear the results.

    Yes! I'd love to hear the results.
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    A couple of questions- Are we to assume you...

    A couple of questions-
    Are we to assume you don't like it? Can I assume you won't be replacing your Timms with this one?

    But seriously, that kind of quality or more appropriately, lack of it, is...
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    I'll bet Jake Wildwood would have an answer. That...

    I'll bet Jake Wildwood would have an answer. That seems right up his alley.
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    Fun! I always love your covers. On top of that, I...

    Fun! I always love your covers. On top of that, I have been a fan of TOP all the way back.
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