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The Bonanza FB group is called "The Ponderosa." Keeping up the old TV show theme. Geez.....I'm old enough to remember that show.

I'm feeling pretty dense here, but could someone clarify what "FB" stands for? Face Book? Future Buyer? It's probably so obvious, sorry...!!
 

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I've got a Rubin RT-102 Zebra Wood Gloss travel tenor. My first Uke and my favourite. I have it tuned dGBE so it sounds like Baritone, but almost as loud as my Caramel CB-103 Bari. When Rubin changed to Caramel They stopped making the deluxe version and dropped the plastic edging on the fret board,an the snowflake fret markers.
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That's good looking.

This was built by our very own Dwayne of "Black Bear" ukuleles. He wanted to make something simple and fun so called it the ULO......Ukulele Like Object. It is made from a single piece of wood and an instrument grade cedar top is added. It is loud and bright, brought to the Uke Jam last night and it was a hit.
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Wow, psychedelic.

Here is my custom thin body built by Fred Shields. It’s thin but loud and super easy to play. It’s Koa top with poplar wood side and back.
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Nice wood.

I'm feeling pretty dense here, but could someone clarify what "FB" stands for? Face Book? Future Buyer? It's probably so obvious, sorry...!!
Yep, Facebook.
 

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My little jewel - Bruko Custom Archback, Cedar over Zebrawood Tenor. 2" deep.

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My little jewel - Bruko Custom Archback, Cedar over Zebrawood Tenor. 2" deep.
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I really like the look of Zebrawood.


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My Zither Heaven. The ten fret is a thinline, as is the clock.
 

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Hey Strat, that little zebrawood-sided Bruko is a honey! Also, Laura, I like your Zither Heaven 10-fretter! Do you find the unconventional tuning mechanisms a hassle, or do they work pretty well for you? And, the thinline wall clock is very cool !!
 

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My Zither Heaven. The ten fret is a thinline, as is the clock.
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That's an interesting uke, you sure won't miss the fret markers in the dark.


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Kala travel soprano with friction tuners so it's now balanced. I call it my stealth ukulele. I brought it with me to the hospital. There was a delay in surgery, so in pre-op I played my uke while hooked up to the IV awaiting the knife. I figured that some people have stuffed animals with them in the bed, so why not a stuffed gig bag:)
 

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Kala travel soprano with friction tuners so it's now balanced. I call it my stealth ukulele. I brought it with me to the hospital. There was a delay in surgery, so in pre-op I played my uke while hooked up to the IV awaiting the knife. I figured that some people have stuffed animals with them in the bed, so why not a stuffed gig bag.
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I was expecting to see a Kala sooner.


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This is my Brüko flat, arch back zebra wood soprano with maple and walnut neck. I purchased it during a delightful factory tour in 2015. I had contacted Pfeiffers several months before our trip to Germany and asked if we could tour the factory. I also told them that I’d like to purchase a soprano from them. They very graciously hosted our party of four, then led us into a room where they had at least 10 sopranos of different varieties spread out on a table. They let me try them all, and I chose this one. My wife encouraged me to buy a second, but I cheaped out. Six months later I ordered a #6 from them, and they sent me an especially nice one with a beautifully flamed neck. They’re wonderful people who make great ukes!
 
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Kala travel soprano with friction tuners so it's now balanced. I call it my stealth ukulele. I brought it with me to the hospital. There was a delay in surgery, so in pre-op I played my uke while hooked up to the IV awaiting the knife. I figured that some people have stuffed animals with them in the bed, so why not a stuffed gig bag:)

Hoping all went okay with your surgery, Ruby!!
 

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This is my Brüko flat, arch back zebra wood soprano with maple and walnut neck. I purchased it during a delightful factory tour in 2015. I had contacted Pfeiffers several months before our trip to Germany and asked if we could tour the factory. I also told them that I’d like to purchase a soprano from them. They very graciously hosted our party of four, then led us into a room where they had at least 10 sopranos of different varieties spread out on a table. They let me try them all, and I chose this one. My wife encouraged me to buy a second, but I cheaped out. Six months later I ordered a #6 from them, and they sent me an especially nice one with a beautifully flamed neck. They’re wonderful people who make great ukes!

Really nice instrument, Ruben!! Would you say that it has a nice "bark", or is it a little more subdued?
 

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Thanks, Bill. It does bark, as Brükos do, though not as much as my #6. I have a Kamaka soprano, a Koaloha concert, and a National, but I’ve been playing the Brükos more than the others since I got them. They’re that nice!
 

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Bill Sheehan, the Zither pin tuning is nice, especially with arthritic hands.
 

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This is my Brüko flat, arch back zebra wood soprano with maple and walnut neck. I purchased it during a delightful factory tour in 2015. I had contacted Pfeiffers several months before our trip to Germany and asked if we could tour the factory. I also told them that I’d like to purchase a soprano from them. They very graciously hosted our party of four, then led us into a room where they had at least 10 sopranos of different varieties spread out on a table. They let me try them all, and I chose this one. My wife encouraged me to buy a second, but I cheaped out. Six months later I ordered a #6 from them, and they sent me an especially nice one with a beautifully flamed neck. They’re wonderful people who make great ukes!

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Very compact.


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Kala travel soprano with friction tuners so it's now balanced. I call it my stealth ukulele. I brought it with me to the hospital. There was a delay in surgery, so in pre-op I played my uke while hooked up to the IV awaiting the knife. I figured that some people have stuffed animals with them in the bed, so why not a stuffed gig bag:)
Hi rubykey, I’m awaiting a Kala travel soprano from Mim and would like to change the stock tuners ASAP. Which brand friction tuners did you use and was any widening of the peg holes necessary? Thanks!
 

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Anyone have a Bonanza Oreo? What do you think of it?
thanks!

Yes. I love it. When I saw a picture of it in Baz's review, my first thought was, "I hope it isn't too expensive." I looks great, has a very nice feel, a has a wonderful sound.

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The Revelator electro acoustic tenor - just 36mm thick; that's 1 13/32" :)

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