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    Retuning a baritone to GCEA

    Ken Middleton (Living Water Strings) has a nice sounding set of Baritone GCEA (low G) for sale. I have them on my Ohana BK035.
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    Ukulele Rack? What are the alternatives for displaying ukuleles?

    Nice Graphophone! What model is that? I have a collection of Graphophones and Edison machines. I used to do a lot of restoration work.
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    A Good Starting Point for Players of all Abilities

    I don't typically make New Year's Resolutions, but I found this quote from Beethoven a good one to hold close and help me grow in my ability to perform on the ukulele... "To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable." --Ludwig van Beethoven
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    Lunch Box Ukulele

    Here are a couple of pictures of the Godiva Chocolate Tin Uke I made my son last Christmas. The acoustic sound is a bit tinny, but with the piezo pickup you can get a decent sound out of it. --G
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    Need Tabs/Chords for Mission of My Soul - Peter Himmelman

    Hi There, I've searched high and I've searched low, I can't find tabs or chords for the song "Mission of My Soul" by Peter Himmelman anywhere. We want to have it performed acoustically at our wedding in July. Here's a YouTube clip of the song... Any help will be...
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    Anyone know what this instrument is???

    I've built three 3-stringers on a 25" scale and one uke on a soprano scale. Here are two of the 3-string cigar box guitars and the Godiva Tin ukulele. These were Christmas presents for my kids. The pirate themed guitar has skull knobs on the tuning pegs.
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    Godiva Chocolate Tin Uke

    Just about finished with this build - Godiva Tin body, walnut fretboard, zebra wood bridge, Aquila strings, piezo pickup...
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    Anyone made a diddley-bow?

    I finished up my 3-string cigar box guitar last night. Cigar Box Nation is a great site. Other helpful sites are Cigar Box Guitars and Handmade Music Clubhouse. Here are a couple of pics of final assembly...
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    Anyone made a diddley-bow?

    I built one recently. Used a 1x2 piece of poplar, and empty dog food can for the resonator, and a spare guitar tuning peg. Now I'm working on a three string fretless cigar box slide guitar. I'm hoping to drill the headstock for the tuning pegs this evening and then apply a finish to the neck...
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    First Build - a Diddley Bow

    Built a Diddley Bow this evening using a dog food can for a resonator, a 30" poplar stick, a guitar tuner, and a light gauge acoustic guitar E string. Played with a glass slide.
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    Let me see your junk

    No, you're not alone. Mine has miscellaneous strings (new and used for uke and mando), some tuning pegs, glass slides, a small screwdriver, miscellaneous picks (felt, finger, etc.), and a finger nail clipper.
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    I bought a Bro-Jo!

    I posted a picture of this the other day, in the Uke p*** thread, but wanted to share this in a thread of its own. I was in Willies American Guitars in St. Paul on Sunday and fell in love with this cigar box instrument for about $200.00. It's called a BroJo. It's a steel string cigar box, with...
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    Post your uke pics here!

    Just acquired a locally made Bro-Jo cigar box uke at Willies American Guitars - steel strings with pickup. I'm having a blast with it!
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    New Vintage Martin Day

    Here are some pictures of the new uke...
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    New Vintage Martin Day

    Today I purchased a vintage Style 1 Martin from a private party. It's from the 40's - 50's era. Beautiful condition, no cracks, minimal wear, straight and level neck/fretboard. One ding to the corner of the headstock quite a while ago based on the color/discolorization of the bare wood. I...
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    Carnival Uke Day

    Woo-hoo, I received a Carnival Uke, with the original box, as a gift today! --G
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    List of movies with ukuleles in them

    Some Like It Hot with Marilyn on uke... Sugar (Marilyn Monroe) thanking Jack Lemmon’s character “Daphne” for getting her out of a jam: “If it wasn’t for you, they’d have kicked me off the train. I’d be out in the middle of nowhere, sitting on my ukulele.” Daphne (Jack Lemmon in drag) says...
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    New Vintage Banjo Uke

    Here's a grainy image of the original skin with the fraternity signatures...
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    My Uke Hanger

    Looks nice! I did something similar. I bought two pieces of pre-finished oak at Menards, a 1x4 and a 1x2. Screwed them together with three countersunk brass screws, and added the tool hangers. I hung it flush on the wall using a z-bar hanger. Total cost about $10.00.
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    New Vintage Banjo Uke

    A few more images...