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the KHON story on 1/10 quoting Clyde Aikau said "cancelled". That's because it was a go, and then called due to weather. The window is wide (Dec-Feb or something like that), but this is the first time it goes since 2016. Been watching for a few hours now.
 

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After 7-Year Wait, a Lifeguard Wins Surfing’s Holy Grail in 50-Foot Waves​

A local lifeguard beat out the top pro surfers for the trophy.

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Though it took several weeks, I ended up taking my own advice in a different thread and getting a luthier-made tenor from a local shop in Seattle.

Very loud, very bright! Amazing sustain. My left hand just glides along the neck with almost no effort. Feels really great to hold and play. Can't wait to get my preferred nylon strings on it to see how it behaves.

Lone Tree standard tenor
by Steve Doreen (Vancouver Island, Canada)
Engelmann spruce top
Black walnut back & sides w/side sound port
Maple binding
Granadillo fretboard & bridge
Zero fret with wood string guide
Open Grover tuners

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Though it took several weeks, I ended up taking my own advice in a different thread and getting a luthier-made tenor from a local shop in Seattle.

Very loud, very bright! Amazing sustain. My left hand just glides along the neck with almost no effort. Feels really great to hold and play. Can't wait to get my preferred nylon strings on it to see how it behaves.

Lone Tree standard tenor
by Steve Doreen (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Engelmann spruce top
Black walnut back & sides w/side sound port
Maple binding
Granadillo fretboard & bridge
Zero fret with wood string guide
Open Grover tuners

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Stuns on the Red beige carpet !
Which are your preferred nylon strings ?
 

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Stuns on the Red beige carpet !
Which are your preferred nylon strings ?
I should have said my “preferred string, which are nylon.” I haven’t tried too many different ones, but I like what I have: D’Addario clear nylons, EJ65T. I happen to have different brands in the mail now, so time will tell which I like most.
 

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Though it took several weeks, I ended up taking my own advice in a different thread and getting a luthier-made tenor from a local shop in Seattle.

Very loud, very bright! Amazing sustain. My left hand just glides along the neck with almost no effort. Feels really great to hold and play. Can't wait to get my preferred nylon strings on it to see how it behaves.

Lone Tree standard tenor
by Steve Doreen (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Engelmann spruce top
Black walnut back & sides w/side sound port
Maple binding
Granadillo fretboard & bridge
Zero fret with wood string guide
Open Grover tuners

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YAY!!!! Steve's a local luthier on the Island here (Lake Cowichan, actually, not Vancouver). Love his work! My teacher has one of his tenors, it's lovely. This one is gorgeous and I bet it sounds wonderful.
 

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YAY!!!! Steve's a local luthier on the Island here (Lake Cowichan, actually, not Vancouver). Love his work! My teacher has one of his tenors, it's lovely. This one is gorgeous and I bet it sounds wonderful.
So neat! Small world. And thank you for the correction.
 

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So neat! Small world. And thank you for the correction.
I always wonder why the price of the uke is not stated. I always include the price I paid, full disclosure. I recently had a custom tenor thinline cutaway uke, all solid acacia koa with flame maple fretboard and binding, made by Bruce Wei Guitar in Vietnam, including express shipping, it cost $885. It's built and sounds great.

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I always wonder why the price of the uke is not stated. I always include the price I paid, full disclosure. I recently had a custom tenor thinline cutaway uke, all solid acacia koa with flame maple fretboard and binding, made by Bruce Wei Guitar in Vietnam, including express shipping, it cost $885. It's built and sounds great.
??? I think I missed the post where the price wasn't stated? Lone Tree definitely gives you the starting point that you're looking at for custom built ukuleles (about $2000 Canadian). Although I know there's been a lot of chatter about Ukulele Friend not posting pricing for stuff that's over that $2-3K mark, was that what you were referring to? Sorry if I missed it!
 

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??? I think I missed the post where the price wasn't stated? Lone Tree definitely gives you the starting point that you're looking at for custom built ukuleles (about $2000 Canadian). Although I know there's been a lot of chatter about Ukulele Friend not posting pricing for stuff that's over that $2-3K mark, was that what you were referring to? Sorry if I missed it!
Every post I looked at in the last few pages doesn't state a price for the uke posted. What prompted my post was Brian's purchase at a local store in Seattle, and then those others. I don't mean going to builders web site and finding out, I mean the exact price a person paid who is posting a uke here. Every single uke and bass uke I've posted here, and on the Talk Bass forum, I give the exact price I paid as service for anyone who might be interested in getting one.
 

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Every post I looked at in the last few pages doesn't state a price for the uke posted. What prompted my post was Brian's purchase at a local store in Seattle, and then those others. I don't mean going to builders web site and finding out, I mean the exact price a person paid who is posting a uke here. Every single uke and bass uke I've posted here, and on the Talk Bass forum, I give the exact price I paid as service for anyone who might be interested in getting one.
Oh I see. I hadn't expected people to let us know what they paid, I didn't know that was a thing. Thanks for the explanation!
 

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Every post I looked at in the last few pages doesn't state a price for the uke posted. What prompted my post was Brian's purchase at a local store in Seattle, and then those others. I don't mean going to builders web site and finding out, I mean the exact price a person paid who is posting a uke here. Every single uke and bass uke I've posted here, and on the Talk Bass forum, I give the exact price I paid as service for anyone who might be interested in getting one.
The luthier built Ukulele I recently purchased and posted about, is a one of a kind build, and the luthier has no plans for making more for sale. He intends to make more Ukuleles, but they are all spoken for. He intends to only make them for his grandchildren. He is more interested in making guitars.

I was unaware that the tradition here is to post the price paid when posting in this thread. I don't feel it really applies to my posting due to it not being available for purchase? But, thanks for the heads up!
 

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Though it took several weeks, I ended up taking my own advice in a different thread and getting a luthier-made tenor from a local shop in Seattle.

Very loud, very bright! Amazing sustain. My left hand just glides along the neck with almost no effort. Feels really great to hold and play. Can't wait to get my preferred nylon strings on it to see how it behaves.

Lone Tree standard tenor
by Steve Doreen (Vancouver Island, Canada)
Engelmann spruce top
Black walnut back & sides w/side sound port
Maple binding
Granadillo fretboard & bridge
Zero fret with wood string guide
Open Grover tuners
That is stunning! Love the figuring on the back and sides!