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    Today, 06:58 AM
    Nice rendition. That song brings fond memories. When my son (who is currently in college) was small he used to watch Hard Day's Night with me. He...
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    02-22-2021, 04:37 PM
    EDW replied to a thread FS: Kiwaya ks-5 in Ukulele Marketplace
    Terrific instrument! It plays better and sounds nicer than many solid instruments. Good luck
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    02-21-2021, 02:06 PM
    According to Liam The Ike has a very slightly wider bottom bout, and the May has a tighter, slightly higher waist, with a little wider and more...
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    02-21-2021, 06:02 AM
    There was another project a number of years ago where he collaborated with Herb Ohta. Ohta writes the music and Jim adds lyrics. With all of his...
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    02-21-2021, 02:50 AM
    Interestingly, the original Martin taropatches were 15 inch scale. They later began making it with 4 strings, which became the concert uke.
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    02-20-2021, 05:50 AM
    One option on smaller ukes would be to use tenor strings
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    02-20-2021, 03:33 AM
    Worth strings have a great variety. Take a look ate their chart for comparison http://worthc.to/english/w_strings.html
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    02-19-2021, 03:02 PM
    As Shakespeare said when playing his ukulele (probably made by the Amati family in Cremona before they switched to violins) "A uke by any other...
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    02-19-2021, 01:25 PM
    Oh, great.....make me regret selling it!! ;)
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    02-15-2021, 11:18 AM
    For reference, here is a review. Nice instrument https://www.gotaukulele.com/2018/07/kiwaya-ksu-1l-long-neck-soprano-review.html
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    02-15-2021, 09:45 AM
    EDW replied to a thread Good laminates in Uke Talk
    I would also suggest checking out one of the Kiwaya instruments. Besides the feedback you get here, you should also go to some of the better...
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    02-15-2021, 08:07 AM
    EDW replied to a thread Vintage Martin sops in Uke Talk
    Reading some old topics I came across this one. Surprised that nobody had a response (not that I have one!)
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    02-15-2021, 04:39 AM
    I would love to have one of Liam's instruments. I love his designs and think they sound great. I would love to hear some thoughts from owners who...
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    02-14-2021, 02:12 PM
    EDW replied to a thread New Models in Uke Talk
    Kamaka is also producing special microtonal models. They have 142 frets to the body http://www.kamakahawaii.com/products/41-standard.html
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    02-14-2021, 12:12 PM
    EDW replied to a thread Zaza uke in Uke Talk
    No problem. I am glad to hear you are back on track and things are going well.
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    02-14-2021, 11:32 AM
    EDW replied to a thread Zaza uke in Uke Talk
    FWIW- the seller pulled it to do a small repair due to the dryness of the climate. It may end up relisted later
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    02-14-2021, 11:13 AM
    Always nice to hear a good soprano. My favorite. I think some of the poor quality ones really contribute a lot to the negative impression of them.
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    02-14-2021, 07:20 AM
    EDW replied to a thread Zaza uke in Uke Talk
    I have heard good things about Brad's instruments. Years ago I was on his list for an instrument. I am not sure what happened. I think he may have...
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    02-14-2021, 05:25 AM
    EDW replied to a thread Zaza uke in Uke Talk
    LOL, my point exactly.
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    02-14-2021, 05:11 AM
    EDW replied to a thread FS: Martin S1 in Ukulele Marketplace
    You are certainly welcome to it. You will love having a nicely made great sounding soprano. I am tempted and attracted by the amazing deal, but would...
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    02-14-2021, 05:09 AM
    EDW replied to a thread Zaza uke in Uke Talk
    No problem. Everyone has different tastes and needs. I see some instruments out there that some love and desire that I would have no interest in. The...
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    02-14-2021, 04:41 AM
    EDW replied to a thread Zaza uke in Uke Talk
    Interesting, as I am sure you have spent similar money on other instruments. What would cause it to cross that line into something you would buy? ...
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    02-14-2021, 01:45 AM
    EDW replied to a thread Zaza uke in Uke Talk
    My guess would be that people are not aware of it. It is a beautiful instrument and sounds great in the clip. For something of that build quality it...
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    02-13-2021, 05:34 PM
    EDW replied to a thread Zaza uke in Uke Talk
    That is now over on Reverb. https://reverb.com/item/17727530-ukulelezaza-style-3-soprano-ukulele It is a beauty and sounds great
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    02-13-2021, 03:23 PM
    I think you make a number of good points. It is valuable to use a tuner or app that will play the reference pitch so it can sustain. It may be...
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    02-13-2021, 05:36 AM
    EDW replied to a thread FS: Martin S1 in Ukulele Marketplace
    No problem. As I said, it is somewhat common
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    02-13-2021, 04:39 AM
    EDW replied to a thread FS: Martin S1 in Ukulele Marketplace
    Any pics of that belly in the soundboard? There is no real concern about that as many instruments have that to some degree. I would only see it as...
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    02-13-2021, 04:35 AM
    EDW replied to a thread Martin Style O or Style zero in Uke Talk
    My thought exactly. Someone must have read or interpreted something here that I certainly did not see. Maybe covid lockdown is going on too long!...
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    02-12-2021, 05:57 PM
    EDW replied to a thread FS: Martin S1 in Ukulele Marketplace
    Amazed this has not sold yet. Great instrument at a fantastic price.
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    02-12-2021, 05:39 AM
    EDW replied to a thread Martin Style O or Style zero in Uke Talk
    Yes, it makes sense that they are all numbers. I agree that the style 2 is pretty sweet. It has a little understated pizazz.
    22 replies | 610 view(s)
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