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David W. Raber

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I have played the uke for many years and have been building them (alternative types) for 6+ years. I look forward to participating in this BIG online uke community. For anyone also interested in a more niche community, I administer an active group on Facebook called "Alternative Ukulele Builders," with over a thousand members worldwide, people who build non-standard ukes of various types, from the weird to the seriously avant garde, and also people who simply have an interest in this area.
 

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Welcome to the UU Forum David. I'll have to look at your AUB group on FB. Though I'm not a builder, I admire unique designs.
 
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David W. Raber

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Very cool! Too bad I'm not on FB, that sounds intriguing. Welcome to UU!
Well, FB can sure be a time-waster, but it works for different types of communication among people all over the world, so I like it for that. I have a blog with some interesting propaganda and historical info on the topic of alternative ukuleles. Of interest to players and maybe collectors.
 

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I have a blog with some interesting propaganda and historical info on the topic of alternative ukuleles. Of interest to players and maybe collectors.
Cool, could you please share that link?
 

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Welcome to UU, David!
I'm not on FB, so I'm glad you found this place to share the information of unconventional ukes.
 

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Thanks for the link. Cool blog. You probably know about Shawn Yacavone at Ukulele Friend. http://ukulelefriend.com/
He has a museum and shows many historic instruments on his site. As well as offering some very, very nice high end ukuleles for sale.

I think my all-time favorite alt Uke would have to be the Aero Uke. What a crazy, but very cool, idea for a ukulele. I guess they never really took off. (Ouch! Bad pun.)