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    The James Hill, John King, and Tony Mizen books...

    The James Hill, John King, and Tony Mizen books from Flea Market Music are my top picks. I've also been enjoying Daniel Ward's Arpeggio Meditations for Ukulele lately. Oh and - Ukulelezaza's three...
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    Just for the record, I've played both low G and...

    Just for the record, I've played both low G and reentrant for years and have NEVER had to alter the nut slot in any way. I've switched several ukes back and forth depending on my preference and it's...
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    One more place to visit is Goodguys Music...

    One more place to visit is Goodguys Music on Kapahulu. I haven't been in some years and from what I hear the area has changed a bit, but since it's out of the traditional "tourist" neighborhood...
  4. Poll: Installing a strap button makes a huge difference...

    Installing a strap button makes a huge difference when it comes to holding a soprano - just sayin'.

    Your post does underscore my earlier statement that it's not just scale length that makes a...
  5. Poll: I knew someone would say that, and I think it's...

    I knew someone would say that, and I think it's technically correct, but - a concert body feels absolutely enormous to me compared to a longneck soprano, and really clumsy to play. So for me there's...
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    Poll: I wouldn't say you're doing anything wrong - it...

    I wouldn't say you're doing anything wrong - it sounds pretty good to me! However, two things that might make it easier for you are using your index and middle (and maybe even ring) fingers in...
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    Poll: I'm primarily fingerstyle, since I can't stand...

    I'm primarily fingerstyle, since I can't stand the sound of my own voice. But I'll happily strum and sing with others, or play chords to accompany other instruments.

    As for resources - I'm not...
  8. Poll: I went for soprano, but only because my true...

    I went for soprano, but only because my true favorite wasn't an option in the poll: longneck soprano! It's the best of all worlds for me, so much so that I think this year I'll be re-homing my two...
  9. Good luck on the sale - I agree completely, I...

    Good luck on the sale - I agree completely, I have one of these and it's much more suited to reentrant than low G. It's also great for fingerstyle as it has a 14-fret join with good intonation all...
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    This is what I do. The boxes are usually from...

    This is what I do. The boxes are usually from guitars but they cut down pretty easily for ukes. I've never shipped a uke without a case before, but my method is: uke in case, bubble wrap around case,...
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    I can see it. Are you able to see others' signatures?

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  12. Going on 7 years with my Kamaka HP-1 soprano...

    Going on 7 years with my Kamaka HP-1 soprano pineapple. Nothing fancy, but I'm never letting that one go.
  13. Holy cats are those some good looking ukes! I'd...

    Holy cats are those some good looking ukes! I'd never heard of him before. Just what I needed (except not really!). This may be just the builder to get me to recover from my one not-so-great custom...
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    I see what you did there :)

    I see what you did there :)
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    Heidi Swedberg, mentioned in the second post, is...

    Heidi Swedberg, mentioned in the second post, is local to me and I've seen her in action with kids - they love her and I think she does a great job with them. She does offer Skype lessons, although...
  16. Oh, I'm fine - other side of the freeway from the...

    Oh, I'm fine - other side of the freeway from the evacuation zone and down in the flatlands. But it's still a little too close for comfort. I've lived with SoCal fires all of my life but I think this...
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    Since I have yet to record anything new (sigh), I...

    Since I have yet to record anything new (sigh), I figured I'd give this one a bump for the season. Happy holidays UU!
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    Not sure if this is the same thing they have in...

    Not sure if this is the same thing they have in print or not, but searching the website for "events" will retrieve past and upcoming events.
  19. As a fellow Famous owner who feels the same about...

    As a fellow Famous owner who feels the same about the neck, I'll add my two-cents'-worth about this uke. The build quality and tone are, IMO, way better than most laminates. Although with small hands...
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    Sorry to hear it didn't work out, but I get it -...

    Sorry to hear it didn't work out, but I get it - I like my Famous as a beach uke, but the neck would frustrate me endlessly if it was my main player. On the other hand though, my tenor-playing...
  21. Thanks! I think the worst for us is going to be...

    Thanks! I think the worst for us is going to be air quality and traffic due to the freeway closure, but yeah - pretty scary.
  22. Ha, there probably are :) Mine are really just...

    Ha, there probably are :) Mine are really just garden-variety off the shelf Kamakas and Kiwayas, but all are really good examples of their particular size and style. One beach uke, three sopranos...
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    When I had a too-wide (or too-deep? not sure) nut...

    When I had a too-wide (or too-deep? not sure) nut slot that was causing a buzz, my local luthier filled it in with super glue and some sort of powder and then re-filed it. I'm not sure I'd try this...
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    I'd say it depends on the uke. My go-to low G uke...

    I'd say it depends on the uke. My go-to low G uke is a longneck soprano - so, essentially concert scale, but with a smaller body, breaking all of the rules and totally defying all of the nay-sayers...
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    I wouldn't buy a ukulele via eBay - I've done it...

    I wouldn't buy a ukulele via eBay - I've done it several times in the past and there were issues every time, mostly because the seller didn't know anything about what they were selling. Nothing...
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