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    Playability . Easy Playing , Easy Strumming Ukuleles ?

    Virtually anything from the Magic Fluke Company will have near perfect action and intonation right from the factory in Massachusetts. Scooter
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    Who hasn't bought a uke in ....

    Me! The last Uke I bought was my soprano “Uke Can Change the World” Flea in late 2020. Scooter
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    Uke Like the Pros Questionable Business Practices

    In stark contrast to this… A couple of years ago I was in the market for a Martin Konter Uke and called Elderly Instruments. The salesman I spoke to was Mike who said ”Sure! We have 5 in stock right now. I told him I was hoping to find one with a lighter colored top so that the engraved...
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    What kind of strings did Ohta-san use?

    I’m gonna go with ukulele strings… Scooter
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    Why Ukulele?

    I don’t understand the question… Scooter
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    100% original?

    I’ve seen that Uke turn up for sale a few times over the years (the back grain is a dead giveaway) and it is definitely NOT 100% original. Scooter
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    Case manufacturers: An open request to consider

    My vintage Style 1 lives in one of these. Great, classic looking case! Scooter
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    Case manufacturers: An open request to consider

    Sounds like you’re going to have to go with a custom from a private builder working from your desired specs. That could get fairly expensive. Scooter
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    Case manufacturers: An open request to consider

    I have one of these Gator Journeyman cases for my Martin Konter Uke and I don’t find it bulky at all. The included strap is a big plus as well. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GWJMUKESOP--gator-journeyman-deluxe-wood-case-soprano-ukulele Barry Maz agrees...
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    How many main/number 1 ukuleles do you have?

    You phrased it very clearly! My reply is meant to be humorous, especially given the 11 Ukes listed in my signature. For the record, I have never sold a single ukulele and feel no compunction whatsoever to rank them. (I feel the same way about my guitars.) Scooter
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    How many main/number 1 ukuleles do you have?

    I don’t understand the question… Scooter
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    WTB- Martin 5-17 or 5-18 guitar

    Congratulations! As you get more comfortable with it, I highly recommend trying the “Nashville“ Terz tuning at some point. It makes it sound like a mini harpsichord almost. BTW, keep in mind that if you put a capo on the second fret you‘re in linear ukulele tuning. Scooter
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    WTB- Martin 5-17 or 5-18 guitar

    Did you get the 5-15 yet? I hope you make a NGD post and review as I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. Scooter
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    WTB- Martin 5-17 or 5-18 guitar

    Eddie Vedder is definitely a fan of the size 5, and he appears to have the limited edition Sting Mini. Scooter
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    WTB- Martin 5-17 or 5-18 guitar

    How much?