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  1. Charley

    Two Fremont Bags

    Fremont Tenor Bag - NO LONGER AVAILABLE **ITEM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Fremont Tenor - excellent condition. Inside dimensions.... approx 25"x10" Neck support block is secured by velcro and can be repositioned as needed. I'm asking $35 I'm in L.A. area, so if you're local, we can...
  2. Charley

    Central Coast CA

    I'm going to be driving up the CA coast on Sunday July 19 (in a week). I won't be in a hurry, and I'm wondering if there are any ukulele groups that happen to be gathering on Sunday afternoon anywhere from Ventura to San Luis Obispo? I realize most gatherings in CA are severely curtailed at the...
  3. Charley

    NUD - Martin T1K

    A new family member came home today! I love the way it feels, sounds and looks - maybe especially the color variation on the back. This one's going to be my main go-to for a long time. Can't wait to break it in at the LA Ukulele Festival in a few weeks :)
  4. Charley

    FS - Fluke Tenor

    I'm thinning my herd, and I'm ready to sell this Fluke Tenor, in a Fremont case. Currently strung with Fremont Black strings, although I've previously used Worth Clear, and they also sounded great. Standard Fluke friction tuners. I've had it since early 2014. It's in great condition, although...
  5. Charley

    FS - Gretsch Tenor, G9121

    I'm thinning the herd, and I'm ready to sell this Gretsch tenor. I've had it since early 2015. Mahogany laminate, Fishman pickup, excellent condition. Also includes original Gretsch padded gig bag (although I've kept it in a hard case). I've added strap buttons; otherwise it's just like it was...
  6. Charley

    NUD - Ohana SK-35

    My favorite (and only) daughter got me this new baby from Mim! Looks cool, and plays great. It's my first Mim's ukulele; I'm sure it won't be my last.
  7. Charley

    Putting Out Feelers - Trade My Fluke for a Flea?

    Just checking to see if anyone's interested... I have a green tenor Fluke, about 4 years old. It's in great condition, but lately I've been interested in possibly getting a Soprano or Concert Flea. I'm not playing the Fluke all that much (since I have a handful of other ukuleles). The Fluke is...
  8. Charley

    Martin String Mis-Labeling

    I ordered a few sets of Martin tenor strings from Strings & Beyond, the same brand I always use on this particular ukulele. If you look at the photo of the outer package, and the photo of the white envelopes, you'll notice the names and dimensions of the strings don't match. The A & G, and the C...
  9. Charley

    New Idea for Signing My Classroom Uke

    I teach K-8th music, and grades 3 and older have a chance to learn ukulele, a little. But starting in 6th grade, they play it a lot more. Each student gets a ukulele to take home for the school year. In my classroom, I have several ukuleles sitting around for decor reasons, and one of them is...
  10. Charley

    Kamaka Pineapple, Gold Label

    I'm selling my Kamaka Pineapple. Its a gold label model, which puts the age between the late 50's and early 1970's. Great condition, and includes a new Kamaka pineapple hard case. Asking $400. If you're local to LA area, maybe we can avoid shipping. Thanks!
  11. Charley

    Putting out Feeler.... Trade my Kamaka Gold Pineapple for Martin S1

    Just seeing if this is a possibility... I have a Kamaka Gold Label Pineapple, built sometime between the mid-50's and late 60's. I bought it used, had the bridge reglued by a professional luthier here in the LA area. I love this ukulele - but, after playing some Martin S1's, I think I would use...
  12. Charley

    After Many Tries - the Right Kamaka Pineapple Strings!

    Today I put a set of Kamaka strings on my gold label pineapple. Man - it's the sound I always imagined this ukulele having, but hadn't quite achieved yet. I've had this instrument for about three years. After getting the bridge re-glued by an expert luthier, I kept hoping for something more in...
  13. Charley

    Looking for Fluke Hard Case

    I'm looking for a hard case for my Fluke, and I'm hoping to save a few bucks by getting a used one. Does anyone have one of these cases you might want to part with?
  14. Charley

    Loved the LA Ukefest!

    Thanks to Mitch Chang and the others who put this event together. From Sarah Maisel's jazz workshop, to Abe Lagrimas' chord melody workshop, to Sarah & Craig's show, Victoria Vox, Abraham Lagrimas et al, and finally James Hill, who in my opinion has skills that surpass Jake (let the...
  15. Charley

    Kamaka Humidity, L.A.

    I live in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, and have recently acquired a Kamaka Gold Label Pineapple. After having a minor bridge repair done, it's sounding great and I'm playing the thing all the time. However... since all my other ukuleles are fairly inexpensive, I haven't thought much about...
  16. Charley

    Anyone Play Banjolele, San Pedro CA, May 21?

    Hey there, I'm looking for a banjo player (or banjolele) for two shows at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro CA on Saturday May 21. The show is called "The Boyfriend," and it's all 20's style jazz stuff. You'd be part of a group of 9 other musicians in the pit. I have someone to play two of...
  17. Charley

    Who's Teaching Ukulele in School?

    Anyone else teaching ukulele in school? If so, I'd like to know more about you and what you're doing! Things like... What grade levels? Approximately how many students? What state? Do you have classroom ukuleles or do students provide their own? Anything interesting you want to say about your...
  18. Charley

    For Sale - Trashed Kala Travel Tenor

    My Kala Travel Tenor, six months old, was accidentally stepped on (in the bag), and now it's not fixable. Well, I guess it is fixable but my luthier says it'll cost more to fix it than to replace it. So, if you have some use for a wrecked Kala Travel Tenor (parts, maybe fixing it yourself if...
  19. Charley

    Heidi & Daniel at School

    Yesterday (Oct 17), Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward were our guests at the school where I teach music. I can't say enough good about these two performers and teachers. It was a great morning. We started with a concert for the entire school (grades K-6), and then they taught two ukulele workshops...
  20. Charley

    Kamaka Pineapple Loose Bridge

    Hey, I have this cool old Kamaka Pineapple gold label, loaned to me by a friend about a year ago. So while it's not technically "mine," he doesn't play, and he said he's not in a hurry to get it back. Today I noticed a little problem under the bridge. There seems to be some sort of filler...