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    I ordered two sets directly from Italy. I have...

    I ordered two sets directly from Italy. I have fitted a set on my, new to me, Kamaka soprano. I only did this last night as the time change on returning from Hawaii to Vermont has me doing things...
  2. Let me check with them - certainly worth a try....

    Let me check with them - certainly worth a try.
    Thanks for the heads up
    Ian
  3. I have found that sopranos can be sent by mail...

    I have found that sopranos can be sent by mail for a fairly modest amount - if shipped without a case they are light. I do encourage you to check at the Post Office. Let me know if you need a box....
  4. wanted your old or beginner ukuleles for shantytown children in Peru

    I write this begging email with the approval of the moderators, who I thank for allowing this shameless begging.

    If you have a unused ukulele that you would like to serve a wonderful purpose then...
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    I hope you are wrong as I bought this from a...

    I hope you are wrong as I bought this from a ukulele store.
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    I found what I wanted my first day on the big...

    I found what I wanted my first day on the big Island by returning to someone I had dealt with two years before. I am very pleased. I am now on Kauai and hope to visit Scotty's before heading home...
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    NUD - 60s Kamaka custom soprano

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    As I am on vacation in Hawaii I decided to take along a couple of instruments to trade - the ones I never reached for. I found this one and love it. I looked at...
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    I ordered two sets from Italy and am going to a...

    I ordered two sets from Italy and am going to a set on my 60s Kamaka soprano. It currently has nylguts installed. We shall see how they sound
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    So much of this is personal - finger and hand...

    So much of this is personal - finger and hand size, ability to fret chords on a small instrument etc - then come issues of the size of your wallet. I now have four sopranos and two tenors. I had a...
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    As soon as a child is born they should receive a...

    As soon as a child is born they should receive a ukulele - Charlie Brown said a banjo but I like this just as much
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    Deleted as I find this is against policy - sorry about that
  12. Strings for Gretsch roots banjo ukulele - concert size.

    I just received a used Gretsch banjo ukulele. It had Aquila reds on it and they were far too harsh for my ear. I looked through my box of stuff and found the unused half of a set of Oasis warm from...
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    Amazing job. I loved the detailed step by step...

    Amazing job. I loved the detailed step by step details. How does she play?
  14. This is a great price - I would have jumped but...

    This is a great price - I would have jumped but bought two sets yesterday from someone else.
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    PS - I purchased the last two Fluke sets. Chuck...

    PS - I purchased the last two Fluke sets. Chuck said this about the newer Fluke pegs "Fluke Ukuleles has exclusivity on the newest version of the peg."

    He also says that "Bill Thompson...
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    Dear Ones, I went to the source and have several...

    Dear Ones,
    I went to the source and have several emails from Chuck Herin at Pegheds. He has a variety of Pegheds available. The standard ones are 7543U - these cost $12 each with plastic buttons...
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    That has puzzled me too - their site only shows...

    That has puzzled me too - their site only shows violin pegs. Finding a dealer for ukuleles and banjos has been difficult, but not impossible. In this case I suggest contacting Pohaku. They are...
  18. Check out Mainland - their solid wood tenors are...

    Check out Mainland - their solid wood tenors are really excellent - I had an amazing red cedar and rosewood. I have now gone for Koa however the Mainlands are great instruments. I have had three.
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    I love this case - I bought it used - and think...

    I love this case - I bought it used - and think it the finest I have seen. I often have long flights as I am in South America several times per year. I like to take a ukulele with me. This case...
  20. I looked at one of these when it was for sale on...

    I looked at one of these when it was for sale on eBay. It was so tempting. I believe they come from Kauai. Since I shall be there next month I am considering a visit to the source. The reviews...
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    I ended up buying three sets of Gotoh upts and...

    I ended up buying three sets of Gotoh upts and have not been disappointed. For me the factors were familiarity and price. I love and trust Gotoh tuners as I have played banjo and refitted many....
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    NUD - Kamaka tenor

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    Today - early I went by the Post Office to retrieve this baby. Once home I put her in her new case, then tuned her up. Wow - she sings. I only hope my playing will...
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    I have an OXK - I preferred the koa image to...

    I have an OXK - I preferred the koa image to bamboo. Might be available.
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    I love the look of pegheds. I have wavered on...

    I love the look of pegheds. I have wavered on this for a couple of older instruments and decided that these are "player" instruments rather than collector's pieces. I do have the luthier's reamer...
  25. I have purchased this uke and am awaiting...

    I have purchased this uke and am awaiting delivery. I can answer your question when it arrives. My other banjo uke is not a guide as it is a Slingerland Maybell with only a 6 inch pot, with a hide...
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