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    Peter R. I, for one, welcome your question. It...

    Peter R. I, for one, welcome your question. It has caused a few folk to give thought to an important subject and has brought some interesting responses.

    I would never spend 4,000 on a ukulele -...
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    "Seems such a shame and not completely justified...

    "Seems such a shame and not completely justified to squeeze people for every dime they're worth."

    That sounds like a complaint to me, and the OP was also critical of a certain (unnamed) builder...
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    And it is not rude to accuse people of quibbling?...

    And it is not rude to accuse people of quibbling?

    You should have got the message by now. It is not for you, me, or anybody else to complain that some ukuleles are over priced. If you are not...
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    "The term 'hand crafted' should be understood as...

    "The term 'hand crafted' should be understood as a marketing term, that is often applied by Chinese manufacturers where unskilled labour quickly assembles instruments-"

    Back to the drawing board!...
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    FWIW (not much) I once kept a log of the time I...

    FWIW (not much) I once kept a log of the time I took to make a soprano ukulele entirely by hand. Well, not entirely. I started with roughly thicknessed wood for the body, and got it down to size by...
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    Yes, DPO, 'hand crafted' makes an important...

    Yes, DPO, 'hand crafted' makes an important distinction and is more precise. I was not suggesting that use of power tools and other labour saving devices and techniques is cheating. I'm all for it....
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    DPO said:- "[UkingViking]Since pretty much all...

    DPO said:-

    "[UkingViking]Since pretty much all ukuleles are hand made.

    LOL You can't be serious?"

    As I said earlier in this thread, "hand made" is not a useful term. In the widest sense, all...
  8. And greetings to you, Simon, from a little...

    And greetings to you, Simon, from a little village in the midlands of England.

    John Colter
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    Yep, I agree with the above. If it were the only...

    Yep, I agree with the above. If it were the only sub standard Ken Timms uke ever to escape into the wild, it would have a unique persona and could take its place in the pantheon of notable ukuleles....
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    That looks like a nice little uke for the money....

    That looks like a nice little uke for the money.

    John Colter
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    Nobody can say what a ukulele "should" cost. You...

    Nobody can say what a ukulele "should" cost. You can say what you would pay for it, but the market will determine what anything is worth, and that can change overnight - or sooner.

    John Colter.
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    I support a builder's right to ask whatever price...

    I support a builder's right to ask whatever price he chooses. It is your right to buy elsewhere, if you think someone's prices are extortionate. Having said that, I agree with you that $4,000 is off...
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    Hello Naisha, and welcome to UU! John Colter

    Hello Naisha, and welcome to UU!

    John Colter
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    Nice work, LogDog. You must be very pleased with...

    Nice work, LogDog. You must be very pleased with those!

    John Colter
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    Wider spacing and seven more frets - I rest my...

    Wider spacing and seven more frets - I rest my case, M'Lud.

    John Colter
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    I also would suggest giving it time. At least a...

    I also would suggest giving it time. At least a month of regular playing before trying anything else. The above suggestions are all valid. If the Living Water strings prove not to suit this uke, I...
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    What a little stunner!

    What a little stunner!
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    Bad Moon Rising

    Moon over water - looks great.

    When the Moon was as high as it was going to get, I fitted a 500mm mirror lens to my Canon EOS-M5 and got up close and personal.121303

    John Colter
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    Nice work, Log Dog! They look great. John...

    Nice work, Log Dog! They look great.

    John Colter
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    Bad Moon Rising

    Great version, Ukecaster! You inspired me to take my camera outside and wait for the moon to rise:-

    121288

    John Colter
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    I want to know how I can order one of these Tom...

    I want to know how I can order one of these Tom Dougan ukuleles.:cool:

    John Colter.
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    Bloody marvelous! John Colter

    Bloody marvelous!

    John Colter
  23. Thread: The Old Piano

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    Fabulous! I really enjoyed that. John Colter.

    Fabulous! I really enjoyed that.

    John Colter.
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    In that I seem to have caused offence to others,...

    In that I seem to have caused offence to others, I apologise and promise not to use the forum in this way again. It was an error of judgement.

    John Colter.
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    If they are the words of others, Pete, then it is...

    If they are the words of others, Pete, then it is best to leave it to others to say them.

    "However zin defence, those digficult vmm" - I couldn't agree more. Let's leave it at that.

    John C.
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