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    The other interesting aspect is that brands...

    The other interesting aspect is that brands differ in the US, UK, and EU. Sometimes they are rebranded, other times there are different brands altogether.

    Barry Maz (Got a Ukulele) continues to...
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    Thanks for joining the forum! Have you taken a...

    Thanks for joining the forum! Have you taken a moment to search for your question...”recommended first ukulele?” Or other such terms? These questions get asked a lot, and you will get some specific...
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    Besley has a Blackbird as his primary player. ...

    Besley has a Blackbird as his primary player. The Enya was for situations where the Blackbird may not be desirable to use. The draw of the Enya was the HPL and Richlite, along with the low price. ...
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    Bill, I need to jump in here. I know...

    Bill,

    I need to jump in here. I know Besley—Just sat next to him at an event yesterday. He is a long time guitarist who has adopted ukulele, and his primary ukulele is a Blackbird. He bought...
  5. Curious: have you tried the Donner? It looks...

    Curious: have you tried the Donner? It looks like Caramel is out of the bass uke business.
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    I also think there is value in finding chord...

    I also think there is value in finding chord melody arrangements, which can really differ in quality, and playing those songs. Its a short jump from chord melody to actual finger style. I continue...
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    Id like to add some thoughts here. 1)...

    Id like to add some thoughts here.

    1) AlohaKine, I wish that you had just posted an update in the thread, and perhaps edited your original post with a statement in bold on the top that said MY...
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    I tried this with fingernail polish on two of my...

    I tried this with fingernail polish on two of my Ukuleles—and it turned out okay, but I made the holes too big! 1/16 is the next project. I blogged about it and someone recommended drywall...
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    I love my Opio Ukuleles...Mim or Uke Republic or...

    I love my Opio Ukuleles...Mim or Uke Republic or The Ukulele Site should be able to put together a package of an Opio Concert, MiSi pickup, and hard case in the $800 range (or lower). If you like the...
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    Steve, Any particular glue? Also...let me...

    Steve,

    Any particular glue? Also...let me know if you want me to bring that X1 on Friday.

    Chris
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    If you want durability and you can set them up yourself, I can’t help but recommend Caramel. Concerts are $37 each. You need to allow a month for shipping. They aren’t a high end Uke, but set up they...
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    Does it have to be wood?

    Does it have to be wood?
  13. Thread: Banjo ukes!

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    Off thread a little, but Jenna Fischer (Pam from...

    Off thread a little, but Jenna Fischer (Pam from The Office) posted this comedy banjo video on Twitter and I realized there was another banjo ukulele thread that needed this in it. So I give you:...
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    Mim’s Ukes (you can contact her off eBay too) or...

    Mim’s Ukes (you can contact her off eBay too) or Uke Republic, which is closed today with 8” of snow!
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    I believe the Enya X1 HPL models also have a...

    I believe the Enya X1 HPL models also have a radius fretboard. Probably the cheapest entry point.
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    There are quite a few threads on buzzing and it...

    There are quite a few threads on buzzing and it can come from many different sources. As you are a guitarist, maybe you have checked the basic things, such as making sure the tuners have been...
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    This is a great instrument. I have one of these,...

    This is a great instrument. I have one of these, and if you like the KoAloha sound, this is a great price. Is this strung Low or High G?
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    I assumed the human was included but that the...

    I assumed the human was included but that the human wanted a resource to use.
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    There are so many approaches to take; Heidi...

    There are so many approaches to take; Heidi Swedberg has a ukulele play along/coloring book; Alfred has ukulele books for kids, and there are so many videos out there (from the play along videos we...
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    Can you tell us more about the method the teacher...

    Can you tell us more about the method the teacher is using?

    And we have lots of suggestions in the play along videos. See my website (ukestuff.info) for the lists...well over 300 songs now.
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    I do have a Kala Concert Banjolele. I just wouldn’t have to keep it like the others.
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    Here’s the rule: do what you want. Do be aware...

    Here’s the rule: do what you want. Do be aware that linear tuning may require a larger nut slot. Also try to buy strings that are made for the application (yes, you can find linear Soprano strings)....
  23. Great question. I have only given away or sold 4...

    Great question. I have only given away or sold 4 ukuleles so far—a Cordoba 15CM to a family member, two Enya Mahogany laminates that were $20 to family members (bought as gifts) and my Pono Pro...
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    Check out Vic’s ukulele blog. He has been...

    Check out Vic’s ukulele blog. He has been playing a lot of Soprano lately, particularly after going strong with Baritone for a while.

    As for Guitar Center—it is basically the Wal-mart of the...
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    Ubulele, 100% agreed on nut width. On my reviews...

    Ubulele, 100% agreed on nut width. On my reviews (only a few) I measure the nut width and then the spacing between the strings at the first fret. Many wide nuts (generally 1 or 2 mm) have the same...
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