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  1. sam13

    We lost an important member.. RIP Hawaii 50

    I met Len through this forum and he was so kind and helpful ... a gentle, positive force. From Hawaii, he introduced me to a fellow Canadian who is a world class luthier ... in my home town! I now own one of the luthier's Ukes and I will think of him when I play it. The Ukulele world is small...
  2. sam13

    LFdM tenor ukulele SOLD

    Luis is a pro and I also agree with DownUpDave ... we both own his Ukes and have enjoyed them for years. I was just playing mine yesterday.
  3. sam13

    Blackbird Farallon/Misi/Soundport/Mint

    Hello ... does this have a radius fretboard? I presume no. Thanks.
  4. sam13

    WTB: Kamaka HP 1L Long neck Pineapple Soprano

    Hello All, I am looking to buy a Kamaka Long neck Pineapple Soprano. If you have one that isn't getting all the love it deserves and you are considering you might sell it. Please let me know. Cheers.
  5. sam13

    New Build in Progress: Kimo Ukuleles

    Hello Everyone, I hope you are well, and enjoying your Ukulele or family of Ukuleles. A few years back, I had a Spruce top tenor and sold it as I really loved the sound and wanted to get ready to buy something used that someone else might be selling. Well, it didn't happen for whatever...
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    WTB: HP1L Kamaka Longneck Pineapple

    Happy New Year all, Looking to see if anyone is looking to sell off an HP1L Kamaka Longneck Pineapple ... Let me know if you have one to move and how much you would like ... Cheers. sam13
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    WTB: Spruce Top Tenor - Higher End

    Hello gang, Hope your summer is enjoyable. I am looking for a used Spruce Top Tenor - higher end. I would consider: Ko'olau i'Iwi Barron River Kimo Uke Another of similar quality. Radius fretboard is a must. My arms are too gangly and fingers too long to work with a flat fretboard. Would...
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    WTB: PONO PRO CLASSIC Spruce or Cedar Top Tenor

    Hello All, Best of the season to you, whatever you celebrate. My Uncle (who is 78) just called me and told me that my aunt would like a Ukulele for Christmas and was looking for suggestions. He really liked the ETSH5 I have. He said it was the first time he thought of the Ukulele as an...
  9. sam13

    WTB: Spruce Top I'iwi

    Hey All, Does anyone have an I'Iwi Spruce top which isn't getting the love it should get? PM me. Cheers. sam13
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    Double NUD of a K Brand

    "If it's not Scottish, then its crap!" Lol My good friend Dave bought me a K brand Uke. Everyone should be so lucky. My Korala came with cheap plastic strings do I put high quality Aquila on it and you know ... it sounds pretty good for a 100% plastic Uke. I leave it out where my kids pick...
  11. sam13

    Are you drawn to koa ukes? ... a koa junkie? Show your stash.

    I am a BIG FAN OF KOA as well. Currently, I have two Tenors: HF3L Kamaka 100 th Anniversary model - from HMS - Low G wound 4th TInand the rest CT Worth strings Ko'olau Tenor 100SP - from our OP and friend Hodge - High G - CT Worths Thanks gents. I think Koa is my favourite wood as it is...
  12. sam13

    WTB: Spruce Top Tenor Ko'olau

    Hello All, Still looking for a quality Spruce Top Tenor and would be interested in buying s Spruce Top Ko'olau. Must have radius. Thanks.
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    WTB: Tenor I'iwi or Kinnard Spruce Top

    Hey All, I hope you are well. I am looking for a Tenor with radius Spruce Top I'iwi or Kinnard. I would be interested in other features if possible: Side Sound port - Kinnard Send me a PM if you have something. Cheers.
  14. sam13

    2016: What was your favourite purchase?

    Hey all, 2016 was a tough year for losing talent musicians, and actors ... but as it turned out a great year to buy a few Ukes. What was your favourite Ukulele purchase? Regardless of price, what did you get and were thrilled with. I was fortunate enough that my Uke fund had funds and was...
  15. sam13

    WTB: Used Concert or Tenor Ukulele in great condition for a beginner

    Hello All, I was visiting a friend's place last night and his 11 year old daughter told me she wants to learn to play Ukulele! What a joyous thought! So I told them buying a used Uke for the first Ukulele might be a good idea. Let me know if you have a Concert or Tenor Ukulele you would like...
  16. sam13

    PIMPING YOUR RIDE: Changing the Fretboard to a Radius. Anyone done it?

    Hey Gang, I have a Long Neck Tenor Kamaka (HF3L) strung Low G with a Thomastik-Infeld for Low G as per Chuck Moore. I love the tone. It is warm, bright and full. The finger spacing is fabulous on the fretboard. It will always remain a Low G for me. It is a tremendous sounding uke. Here is...
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    Experiences with customs

    And so do you, in fact it was getting to know you through this thread which lead me to pick up the phone and speak with Luis who lived in the same town as me ... 10 minutes away ... I took DownUpDave with me, because I knew he would want a LFdM as well. I have had a great experience working...
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    To All LfDM Owners

    Happy Birthday Luis, May you have many Happy Returns yet to come! I have one of his fabulous Ukes and am fortunate to call him a friend. He is a gentle, humble and caring individual who approaches each build with focus and thoughtful intention on creating something the buyer will love and...
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    FS: Pono Pro Classic Tenor RTC Spruce Top with Misi and Gotoh UPT's

    THE UKE IS SOLD. THANK YOU UU. Hello All, Like many of you, I have collected a few too many Ukes which have been sitting a bit while new Ukes arrive and get more love. I have a beautiful Pono Pro Classic RTC Spruce Top for sale. It is currently strung with a wound 4th Low G, and Warm Oasis...
  20. sam13

    Fly Me to the Moon

    Hello, Here is my performance of Fly Me to the Moon using Glen Rose's arrangement found in his 1st book on his site For my wife on our recent 10th wedding anniversary. Enjoy.