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    Congrats Lapyang. That is a gorgeous instrument....

    Congrats Lapyang. That is a gorgeous instrument. Would love to hear a sound sample.

    I've got a 2012 Oceana redwood/mahogany baritone built by Zac that is an outstanding player. Mine is a more...
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    For me it wasn't until I recorded myself and...

    For me it wasn't until I recorded myself and critically listened to all my mistakes and problems, that I started down that road. Didn't realize how bad my playing was until I recorded and listened.
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    If your fingers are comfortable with a 20”...

    If your fingers are comfortable with a 20” baritone scale, get the baritone. You can always string it like a tenor in g tuning. Usually trying to get a tenor strung as a baritone doesn’t work as well...
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    The uke has returned from being finished. I am...

    The uke has returned from being finished. I am pleased with the look of the Katalox under finish.
    A few more weeks yet before it heads to me.

    ...
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    Thanks Dave. I know you like linear B tuning (so...

    Thanks Dave. I know you like linear B tuning (so do I). So, changed out the strings to Oasis Brights linear (my default strings). To my ear, it's even better in this tuning, or at least with these...
  6. Just saw this post. Eddie, that finish alone was...

    Just saw this post. Eddie, that finish alone was worth any wait. Another outstanding instrument. Looking forward to a sound sample from you.
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    Great build progress pictures. Beautiful work by...

    Great build progress pictures. Beautiful work by Hank. Curious as to the body depth. While it’s hard to tell exactly from the pictures, it seems the body is maybe a bit deeper than most concerts. ...
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    Great acquisition OhioBelle! The silver oak...

    Great acquisition OhioBelle! The silver oak (Lacewood) is gorgeous and a particularly nice tonewood. Larrivee ukes are nicely built and finished with equally great sound and playability. That is a...
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    Good question. I had to look that up. Apparently...

    Good question. I had to look that up. Apparently toon (toona ciliata) is a very lightweight reddish brown wood. The tree is also called “Australian red cedar”, because of the strong aromatic cedar...
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    Thanks Eddie and Craig. This is a special...

    Thanks Eddie and Craig. This is a special instrument.

    Excellent decision on that mango I’iwi, Eddie. They have such a beautiful warm sound.
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    Pegasus Curly Mango Tenor

    Was fortunate to get the opportunity to acquire this beautiful Pegasus Curly Mango Tenor when a friend decided to reduce his number of ukes for an impending move. This is my 2nd Pegasus (my other one...
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    Looks like Kala now has super tenors. Gosh I...

    Looks like Kala now has super tenors.

    Gosh I wish folks would tune before recording. Hard to tell much about their sound.


    https://youtu.be/AXEa8TtX_II
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    Romero Creations has updated the website to...

    Romero Creations has updated the website to include the new models for 2018.

    http://romerocreations.com/st-concert/
    http://romerocreations.com/the-replica/
  14. Poll: Thanks Dave, happy to oblige your request. :) ...

    Thanks Dave, happy to oblige your request. :) Did a quick tune up to B and recorded a sample for you. Hmm....I like it in B.

    https://app.box.com/s/l5luxcrzupktpraka4blxewkcknb4ecl
  15. That’s a wicked good price on a gorgeous custom...

    That’s a wicked good price on a gorgeous custom Covered Bridge tenor. I’ve played this tenor a while back and it had big, beautiful, warm, resonant voice.
  16. This MP baritone is sold. Thanks!

    This MP baritone is sold. Thanks!
  17. Thanks for the very nice comments. Price...

    Thanks for the very nice comments.

    Price revised to $750 shipped CONUS, FedEx Home.
  18. Poll: Yes, it’s a Boat Paddle uke, Jerry Hoffmann’s...

    Yes, it’s a Boat Paddle uke, Jerry Hoffmann’s former uke brand. He did replace the top on this ML style tenor in 2017, bringing the top bracing up to his current Hoffmann Lutherie standards.

    It...
  19. Poll: Sound comparison DGBE vs. Bb tuning on a cedar topped tenor, preference?

    Thought some folks might be interested in hearing a sound comparison of
    baritone DGBE vs. Bb tuning on the same instrument. I had been trying to love DGBE tuning on a cedar topped Boat Paddle...
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    Get the nut width that is most comfortable to...

    Get the nut width that is most comfortable to you. I've had a soprano and several tenors with a 38mm (1.5") nut width. I think the soprano was built by Mike DaSilva. You might check with Perry and...
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    Thanks for info Rainer. I wonder how close his...

    Thanks for info Rainer. I wonder how close his replica models will be to a real Pepe Romero tenor. The picture looks right on the mark. Hope the sound is also.
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    :agree: Yes, that LFdM baritone is spectacular! ...

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    Yes, that LFdM baritone is spectacular!

    But, 22.25 is too long of a scale for me also. 20 scale on a baritone is as long as I feel comfortable playing.
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    The older version (a couple years ago) Oahu tenor...

    The older version (a couple years ago) Oahu tenor cases fit.
    You call also the folks at HMS to see if they have one that fits it.
  24. Sold. Thank you. I’m going miss this tenor.

    Sold. Thank you. I’m going miss this tenor.
  25. More pictures:...

    More pictures:
    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4575/37919651945_b72f2c9be0_z.jpgP1070014 by [/url], on Flickr...
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