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    @Down Up Dick......yea baritone has that special...

    @Down Up Dick......yea baritone has that special low , deep resonant sound that is melow and relaxing.

    @librainian.... Thanks for the compliments Andrew, yes it should really pop when the lacquer...
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    I completely forgot about the Pono Nui. I...

    I completely forgot about the Pono Nui. I consider it more of a nylon string tenor guitar because of the body size but most refer to it as a ukulele. I know those that own them really like them
  3. If you go to the Blackbird website you can see...

    If you go to the Blackbird website you can see how they are made. They start out with a very expensive precision machined solid steel mould. The ekoa cloth is then laid up like fiberglass in the...
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    It seems most commercially made baritones have a...

    It seems most commercially made baritones have a scale length of 19" - 21-1/2" as Booli pointed out. LfdM is a custom builder who makes his baritones 22-1/4", that is the longest I am aware of at the...
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    The simple answer to your question is beginners...

    The simple answer to your question is beginners usually find barr chords difficult. I know some people that have been playing for a year or more and can't play barr chord.
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    My gosh Eddie that is a work of art!!!!!

    My gosh Eddie that is a work of art!!!!!
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    I am a diehard "sound hole sniffer" :o My...

    I am a diehard "sound hole sniffer" :o

    My Kamaka baritone still has a nice smell after almost two years. I had a Mya Moe sycamore with port orford cedar neck that smelled amazing. My favorite is...
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    Pete F above has given a VERY good over all...

    Pete F above has given a VERY good over all description of Mya Moe characteristics. I owned a tenor for about one year which I sold to a friend because he absolutely loved it. I presently own a...
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    Is shipping included or is it extra. I know you...

    Is shipping included or is it extra. I know you said pictures to come, can you tell us the manufacturing date, stamped on the neck block. Are you the original owner and where was it purchased from,...
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    He applies two coats of shellac as a sealer, then...

    He applies two coats of shellac as a sealer, then it is pore filled with CA and then receives multiple coats of water based lacquer. This is a different process then he did in the past. His last...
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    There is no way in Hell this is being tuned...

    There is no way in Hell this is being tuned GCEA.......Luis would kill me:p. This is a baritone only and must be tuned as one. These sound like a classical guitar because Luis designed a long scale...
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    Luis used Port Orford cedar and the double...

    Luis used Port Orford cedar and the double stringers are........I'm not sure, lol. We decided on Port Orford because it is lighter and stiffer than spanish cedar, which Luis does use a lot for necks....
  13. Regarding tenors, at one time Chuck use to pair...

    Regarding tenors, at one time Chuck use to pair them with Oasis warm. He has his own set now, not sure what they are. I have paired them with Oasis warm and bright and with Worth CT, that it what is...
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    The neck is done and fitted. The instrument is...

    The neck is done and fitted. The instrument is now ready to be finished which involves sealing the wood, pore filling then applying multiple coats of lacquer.

    This is the end of the build thread,...
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    Luis sent pictures of the neck being carved and...

    Luis sent pictures of the neck being carved and shaped to final dimensions. The first picture shows the nut has been fitted, Luis uses a zero fret. The strings rest on this fret and the string height...
  16. Find a music store in your area that has a large...

    Find a music store in your area that has a large selection of guitars. If they sell a lot of guitars and do set ups and repair work on guitars they can do the same on ukuleles. A guitar and a ukuele...
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    That definitely sounds like a fret buzz. Does the...

    That definitely sounds like a fret buzz. Does the action seem low?? Sight down the neck from body to headstock, does the neck have relief in the middle of it or is it flat. Can you see if it has a...
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    Go to a music store that sells ukes and try the...

    Go to a music store that sells ukes and try the different sizes. See which one you like the feel and sound of best. Portability goes to the soprano then concert, then tenor. Baritone is not really...
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    I buy just about everything on line, either here...

    I buy just about everything on line, either here in the Market Place or from a trusted retailer like HMS. I have only sent one ukulele back that I just didn't like. I can usually tell with in the...
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    Very sad news indeed. I really enjoyed watching...

    Very sad news indeed. I really enjoyed watching the youtube video about his life's work a while back. I now regret selling my Collings UT2, he made wonderful instruments.
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    String numbering refers to #1 starting at the...

    String numbering refers to #1 starting at the bottom, closest to the floor and going up to #4 closest to your face. So gCEA is in the order 4,3,2,1, g is 4, C is 3, E is 2, A is 1. Number 1 is the...
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    Seagull is part of the Godin family. They make...

    Seagull is part of the Godin family. They make the Multiuke which is an excellent instrument. Although nylon string it is a tenor scale semi hollow body electric. No doubt this will be just as...
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    That fretboard is a work of art........just like...

    That fretboard is a work of art........just like every other aspect of Beau's work. Very lovely Hollis.
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    As a guitar player you probabaly know the...

    As a guitar player you probabaly know the difference between an inexpensive guitar and a mid priced instrument, same applies to a ukulele. Usually you move from a laminate to an all solid wood...
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    Congratulations on a beautiful new addition. They...

    Congratulations on a beautiful new addition. They are like gorgeous sisters....... just one a lot older than the other. Your Martin threads have me lusting after a vintage Martin soprano.
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