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    No sound samples, I'm not a very good uke player,...

    No sound samples, I'm not a very good uke player, but I will try to work something up.
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    You never know. Any instruments that are for sale...

    You never know. Any instruments that are for sale can be found at my website, http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/
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    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/storage/...

    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/storage/kumalae/kum%20fin%2013sm.jpg
    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/storage/kumalae/kum%20fin%2014sm.jpg...
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    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/storage/...

    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/storage/kumalae/kum%20fin%209sm.jpg
    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/storage/kumalae/kum%20fin%2010sm.jpg...
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    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/storage/...

    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/storage/kumalae/kum%20fin%205sm.jpg
    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/storage/kumalae/kum%20fin%206sm.jpg...
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    Vintage Kumalae Style 3, $450. reasonable offers...

    Vintage Kumalae Style 3, $450. reasonable offers considered.
    Restored by David Newton, (me) this lovely uke, 20's I believe, has had its shrunken back removed, all interior work re-glued, and a back...
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    See post # 12.

    See post # 12.
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    Bump, thanks.

    Bump, thanks.
  9. I don't believe Kumalae had the TABU stamp, if...

    I don't believe Kumalae had the TABU stamp, if that is what is on the back of the head.
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    See post # 12.

    See post # 12.
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    See post # 12 for a new beginning.

    See post # 12 for a new beginning.
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    See post #12 for a new beginning.

    See post #12 for a new beginning.
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    Kumalae Style-4

    See Post # 12 for a new beginning.
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    This from Stew Mac...

    This from Stew Mac
    http://www.stewmac.com/product/images/17180/StewMac_Narrow_Fretwire.jpg
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    While Ken goes about his day making remarkable...

    While Ken goes about his day making remarkable new Ukuleles, I'm going about re-making busted ones.
    30's Martin 3M
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    Pete, I think it is good for a builder to...

    Pete, I think it is good for a builder to "retire" from these forums for stretches. Go put your head down in the shop and do what you know how to do.

    A builder who I have greatly admired, never...
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    I think Supersoft is a mixture with glycerine in...

    I think Supersoft is a mixture with glycerine in it.
    The only problem with washing-up soap is what happens if it gets all foamy and bubbly in the middle of your favorite song?
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    Great pair kayaker, thanks for offering them up...

    Great pair kayaker, thanks for offering them up here.
    These come from a time, I think, when all the Chicago instrument companies traded out parts back and forth, depending on what they were making...
  19. I wish I still had my Davy Crockett Guitar. The...

    I wish I still had my Davy Crockett Guitar.
    The early 90's was a time of craziness in the uke world, and flipping ukes was profitable.
    ...
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    Taller frets assume that you aren't going to be...

    Taller frets assume that you aren't going to be pushing the string to the fretboard.
    If you like to push the string to the wood, you should like lower frets.
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    This thread goes along with the earlier thread...

    This thread goes along with the earlier thread "Builder's Depression" about the expectation of buyers.
    One builder doesn't think wrinkles are a big deal, another cringes at the thought . One builder...
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    I got some "wooly" Honduras Mahogany some years...

    I got some "wooly" Honduras Mahogany some years ago.
    Strange stuff, I would sand up the grits, but before I could sand 220 and 320 I had to soak it with shellac and let it dry, the grain would not...
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    Where I am, Texas, I get $60 for the first hour...

    Where I am, Texas, I get $60 for the first hour labor & $40 hr. there after. I am probably on the low side of average, but my area cost of living is also.
    I make my living doing repairs. Building...
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    Measure the fretboard from the face of the nut to...

    Measure the fretboard from the face of the nut to the center of the 12th fret, double that measurement and add .125". Make that measurement the center of the saddle slot.
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    I like Aquila strings. I think for a uke builder...

    I like Aquila strings. I think for a uke builder they are "ground zero" and the customer can change strings based on a known quality.

    I think the Aquila's that come on inexpensive Chinese ukes are...
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