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davidrboy
02-15-2013, 02:17 PM
Thanks. Very much.

OldePhart
02-15-2013, 02:34 PM
You will find a "2" stamped inside the body on the back strip (if it has one) and on the label. Here, a picture is worth a thousand words...48898

John

davidrboy
02-15-2013, 02:37 PM
You will find a "2" stamped inside the body on the back strip (if it has one) and on the label.

That sure answers that question. Thanks.

OldePhart
02-15-2013, 02:47 PM
That sure answers that question. Thanks.

I hope you didn't get "suckered" into a second by an unscrupulous seller - but if you did it could be much worse. Pono's QA is pretty tight. It took me the better part of a day to figure out why my Pono MBD is a second and it has absolutely no effect on sound or playability (the bridge appears to be about 1mm off center because the D string is very slightly closer to the edge of the fretboard than is the E string).

I've been waiting for John K to offer up some ABD ukes so I can get one of those at a great price, too!

John

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
02-15-2013, 03:28 PM
the bridge appears to be about 1mm off center because the D string is very slightly closer to the edge of the fretboard than is the E string).
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John

It may not necessarily be a second for that reason. I always set the 4th string back from the edge a little more than the 1st string since that string will get played more and will more likely be used in bending notes. It helps to eliminate the gutter-ball effect. The benefit is most obvious in a linear tuning where the 4th string is much lighter in gauge than the 1st string.

haolejohn
02-15-2013, 03:51 PM
It may not necessarily be a second for that reason. I always set the 4th string back from the edge a little more than the 1st string since that string will get played more and will more likely be used in bending notes. It helps to eliminate the gutter-ball effect. The benefit is most obvious in a linear tuning where the 4th string is much lighter in gauge than the 1st string.

that makes sense. Never thought about that. I guess that is what happens when an expert builds your uke. They think. The change. I love this.

OldePhart
02-15-2013, 05:42 PM
It may not necessarily be a second for that reason. I always set the 4th string back from the edge a little more than the 1st string since that string will get played more and will more likely be used in bending notes. It helps to eliminate the gutter-ball effect. The benefit is most obvious in a linear tuning where the 4th string is much lighter in gauge than the 1st string.

Well...in that case I honestly can't figure out what made this thing a second. Great action, great sound, no finish blems that I can find. Like I said, I'm waiting for John K to put some blem ABD ukes on the old eBay! :)

John