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    01-20-2021, 06:02 AM
    Doc_J replied to a thread Waiting! in Uke Talk
    Yes. The mail has gotten slow in some areas since cuts were made last summer. First class letters that took 1-2 days now take 12 or more days. News...
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    01-18-2021, 12:41 PM
    Doc_J replied to a thread Martin wreck in Uke Talk
    Maybe that Martin was in a flood, or a very damp basement for a time. That would explain the swelling. I bet the neck has a twist in it too. ...
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    01-17-2021, 09:15 AM
    Doc_J replied to a thread Radiused fretboard in Uke Talk
    Over the years if given a choice I would select a radiused fretboard over flat. Now, in my hopefully last custom, the time has come to chose...
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    01-16-2021, 08:31 AM
    Doc_J replied to a thread Shipping Question in Uke Talk
    You can have signature required packages from FedEx and UPS held for convenient pick up. Insured Mailed packages sent the Post Office should also...
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    01-16-2021, 03:43 AM
    Consider taking off the strings and using a little 0000 steel wool with lemon oil on the frets and fretboard. I’m always amazed how great an old...
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    01-13-2021, 01:31 AM
    Doc_J replied to a thread research for a movie. in Uke Talk
    Dave Newton, a luthier in Beaumont, TX used to build Primitive Style Mahagony Sopranos. Check with him. He used Rosewood violin friction tuning...
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    01-04-2021, 03:19 PM
    Truly an amazing instrument. Congratulations to Len and Beau. Beau your skill and artistry continually advance. Thanks for pictures.
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    12-31-2020, 07:58 PM
    Doc_J replied to a thread New Member:-) in Uke Talk
    Welcome to UU Coconut Joe ! Lots of different hardwoods are used as fret boards on ukes. The harder the wood is the more wear resistant it likely...
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    12-30-2020, 04:45 PM
    Living Water Strings has a reentrant dGBE (high d) set for tenors.
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    12-28-2020, 12:50 PM
    Takamine made a really nice sounding mahogany laminate tenor. I have one, now on loan to a friend.
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    12-28-2020, 10:23 AM
    Doc_J replied to a thread Tenor or Baritone? in Buying Tips
    I wouldn’t say baritones are disliked, they just have a smaller following. Tenor size is the most popular size. Baritones have the smallest...
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    12-27-2020, 05:40 AM
    My spell checker is annoyingly aggressive. Sorry, That should have been Poplar not polar. Won’t you also need a fretting jaw jig, fret nippers,...
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    12-27-2020, 04:37 AM
    Well, the fastest build would be to buy the neck and license plate box from MBG. Might as well get the bridge and tailpiece there too. You could have...
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    12-26-2020, 05:43 PM
    Good work Dohle. Making saddles and nuts will get better with practice. Over the last 10 years I have made a couple nuts and saddles myself. The...
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