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  1. Hmmmmm- really tempting. I look forward to...

    Hmmmmm- really tempting.

    I look forward to seeing additional work as you progress!
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    You would have to fill the screw holes. If the...

    You would have to fill the screw holes. If the tuner holes are too big or not tapered, you might have to have someone fill them and re drill. A decent luthier should be able to do these things so you...
  3. Thread: cracks in old ukes

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    People make a big deal about cracks. I suppose...

    People make a big deal about cracks. I suppose there are cracks and there are CRACKS. Overall a good luthier can often repair a crack so that it will be completely stable, sound fine and is nearly...
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    Some people would think that is a perfect excuse...

    Some people would think that is a perfect excuse to buy another instrument!
  5. Thread: Brrrrrrrrr

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    I find that for long range forecasts, Dark Sky is...

    I find that for long range forecasts, Dark Sky is about as accurate (or inaccurate) as many apps or local forecasts. Where I find it truly excels is the short range predictions, which I think it must...
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    Extended vs regular fretboard

    I know that some builders believe that an extended fretboard can dampen or reduce vibrations to the top. Some think that it has little to no effect. On soprano in particular, there is not a lot of...
  7. Looks as if they do...

    Looks as if they do https://www.elderly.com/repair/setups.html/
  8. I would suggest Kala or Ohana. Besides the places...

    I would suggest Kala or Ohana. Besides the places mentioned, I would also consider checking out Elderly https://www.elderly.com
  9. Nice job. I'd love to hear a review of their tiny...

    Nice job. I'd love to hear a review of their tiny XS soprano for comparison
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    Looking forward to checking it out. Is there a...

    Looking forward to checking it out. Is there a way to access it online, or do I need to buy the issue? I couldn't seem to find anything online.
  11. Joel Eckhaus often plays a concert size

    Joel Eckhaus often plays a concert size
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    I believe the Kiwaya and their Famous (Japanese...

    I believe the Kiwaya and their Famous (Japanese brand name) sopranos are 35 or 36 mm wide.

    Maybe this info will help (I cannot vouch for the accuracy) ...
  13. Thread: Gibson Uke 2

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    Joe Spann at Gruhn https://guitars.com/users/joe...

    Joe Spann at Gruhn https://guitars.com/users/joe is an authority on this info, having written a book about Gibson. Perhaps he can shed some light on that. Please let us know what you find and post...
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    I'll give it one more try....

    I'll give it one more try....
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    I agree. I prefer simple designs where the beauty...

    I agree. I prefer simple designs where the beauty of the wood really speaks for itself.
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    I have wondered whether the fluorocarbon strings...

    I have wondered whether the fluorocarbon strings have some additional processing or are a higher standard as far as consistency, diameter, etc. Perhaps it is an issue of differences in thickness or...
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    No deal, still available I'll throw in a set...

    No deal, still available

    I'll throw in a set of Aquila strings to sweeten the deal
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    Still available! 104300

    Still available!

    104300
  19. Thread: Timms vs Favilla

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    Out of curiosity, what kind of strings are you...

    Out of curiosity, what kind of strings are you using? Same on both?
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    Here is an option-...

    Here is an option- https://jakewildwood.blogspot.com/2017/01/workshop-installing-side-dots.html
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    BTW- It was fun to see Baz's elation over this...

    BTW- It was fun to see Baz's elation over this uke. He was absolutely giddy.
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    I don't know of many luthier built instruments...

    I don't know of many luthier built instruments that I would say are readily available. I have known of some that have waiting lists that are years long.

    I enjoy the reviews. They give me a sense...
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    Yes, but since I don't have one, it has created...

    Yes, but since I don't have one, it has created an acute case!
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    That works!

    That works!
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    FWIW- I seem to recall that the double bass is...

    FWIW- I seem to recall that the double bass is actually more closely related to the viol family.
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