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  1. SteveZ

    FS: Martin T1K tenor ukulele

    Martin T1K in great condition. Currently tuned GCEA (reentrant). Includes the Martin gig bag and shipping within the USA lower 48. PayPal only, please. Price is US$ 385. ****SOLD*****
  2. SteveZ

    FS/FT: The Duke banjo-uke

    Looking to sell my The Duke banjo-uke or possibly trade it for an 8-string uke. The sale price of US$TBD includes USPS Parcel shipping within the lower-48 and PayPal fees. PayPal only, please. The Duke (tenor scale) has an 8-inch head and factory-installed Schatten pick-up. Also with it is a...
  3. SteveZ

    Duke 10 Banjo Ukulele (something new)

    Last month the postman delivered a surprise - a new banjo-uke called the Duke 10. The surprise instrument is a prototype for a new release from the folk who produce The Duke banjo-ukes. Over the years I've had several banjo-ukes, including one of The Duke folk's first endeavors in the banjo-uke...
  4. SteveZ

    Six-String Opinions

    Lately, the uke which seems to be getting tte lion's share of playing time has been the Lanikai tenor 6-string. I have it tuned CgGDaA and it has been great on everything from reggae to rock to country ballads. Are others with 6-string ukes finding these instruments to be this versatile or do...
  5. SteveZ

    NUD - The Duke banjo-uke

    The Duke, a New Zealand-made banjo-uke, arrived this weekend. Have been looking forward to receiving this instrument for a while, and the result was well worth the wait. There have been previous reviews of The Duke, and mine is basically an endorsement of what has already been said - The Duke...
  6. SteveZ

    The forgotten uke...

    Did you ever have a uke that became, for lack of a better term, forgotten? It's the one that found itself buried in the closet and passed by when it came time to grab an instrument for some fun time. Buried in my storage area was a Lanikai tenor (LU-22TFM) that I got used from another UUer...
  7. SteveZ

    Community - Groups

    for the first time in a long time I made a new post on one of the "Community - Groups" which I am a member. There was a time shen I was active on a couple groups, and for no reason than failure to hit the right button on the menu bar I just haven't been back in a while. From the looks of the...
  8. SteveZ

    FS: Amahi Concert Uke with tuner/pickup/preamp

    For Sale: Amahi Concert Ukulele (Model C-220). This one-owner uke comes with an Amahi padded gig bag and is recently restrung. It has a satin finish. The back, top and sides are laminated mahogany. In addition there is a GCEA tuner/pickup/preamp which I installed. The action has been lowered...
  9. SteveZ

    FS: SideKick Tenor-Scsle Banjo-Uke

    For Sale; SideKick Banjo-Uke. This tenor-scale banjo-uke is a one-owner instrument which is currently tuned GCEA. Weighing only 1.5 pounds it's light and comfortable to hold and play. Comes with factory-provided gig bag and strap. Just got a new banjo-uke, so room has to be made (storage area is...
  10. SteveZ

    FS: Kala KA-BE Baritone Ukulele

    For Sale: Kala KA-BE baritone uke. The uke has the factory-installed tuner/pickup/preamp. It also has two strap buttons, and comes with strap and gig bag. One owner, bought from HMS. Currently tuned CGDA, just like a tenor guitar. It's not getting the playing time it deserves and good...
  11. SteveZ

    FS: Deering Banjo Uke (Concert) & Gig Bag

    For Sale: Deering Banjo Uke (Concert) with gig bag This one-owner banjo uke is currently tuned GCEA (low G). It comes with the optional Deering gig bag designed for it. (List retail price is $399 for the banjo uke and $65 for the gig bag ) Have run out of storage room. A sound sample made...
  12. SteveZ

    NUD - Martin T1K review

    Have been considering a T1K for quite a while, and now one is here. Form: Have gone over ever square inch/centimeter of the instrument and it's flawless. The Martin MX facility has done a fine job. The T1K is a true solid-wood instrument with the entire body made from Hawaiian koa. The koa...
  13. SteveZ

    Six-String Tenor Uke Tuning Experiment

    Sometimes one can have fun experimenting with different string and tuning combinations. Lately, have been doing this with my six-string tenor uke. Six-string ukes especially are interesting because of the string combinations which work (and some that don't) and the varied sounds they can...
  14. SteveZ

    Banjo-Uke tuned GDAE

    Decided to tune my banjo-ukes to GDAE (G3-D4-A4-E5) just to be able to also play some Irish Traditional Music (ITM) in its most common tuning. I have to admit being more than pleasantly surprised on how perky and bright the banjo-ukes sound with GDAE tuning. Here's a brief sound sample of one...
  15. SteveZ

    Rubin RP-100 Sopranino

    Took a chance and bought one of those $25 sopranino-scale ukuleles (Rubin RP-100) sold online. What came was a nice looking instrument with badly-working tuners, way out of intonation and peculiar strings. However, the body, neck and frets looked good, so thought I'd invest some work time on...
  16. SteveZ

    NUD - RISA Solid Concert

    Have been spending this afternoon having a ball with a new RISA Solid Concert. Used to have the soprano version and traded it a while back - silly mistake! RISA Solids ("Sticks") are special, and take some getting used to. There is no headstock. The sound (unless amped) is muted. The size...
  17. SteveZ

    Best sale/trade I never made

    Have you ever tried to sell/trade an instrument, had no takers, and then glad the instrument never left? Have been housebound a couple weeks since recent surgery. Am a bit more mobile now, so went rummaging through the "instrument closet" since most of the time the last couple weeks has been...
  18. SteveZ

    Recuperatng the Uke Way

    Well, it's been 11 days since spinal (lumbar) fusion surgery and currently on "house arrest" until the surgeon paroles me back to open society. In the meantime, it's created a lot of instrument time. Interestingly, the surgeon placed a "5 pound maximum" lifting limit on me from day of surgery...
  19. SteveZ

    Which are your top two?

    For those folk with multiple instruments, do you find yourself reaching more often to one or two of them while the rest get minimal time? It seems to be happening to me more often than I realized until my spouse asked me why I play a couple a lot more than the others. Had to think about it a...
  20. SteveZ

    FS: Red KonaBlaster Soprano

    SOLD! FS: KonaBlaster Soprano - BUT iT'S ALSO TRADE BAIT! A fun instrument, but room has to be made for new stuff coming in. The KonaBlaster comes with a gig bag. Got it in a trade with another UUer. Currently tuned GCEA (high-G) with new strings. Price is $149 which includes USA lower 48...