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    Oh man. That thing is sweet. My BP branded ML...

    Oh man. That thing is sweet. My BP branded ML Concert (WRC/Eastern Walnut 5-string) blows me away every time I pick it up. Congrats on yours. Here's mine (the very small pictures don't do justice to...
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    These all koa KC-00s are so ridiculously nice. If...

    These all koa KC-00s are so ridiculously nice. If you sell this, you will regret it.
    Mine is beat up, covered in crazing, and could not possibly sound better. It is so alive it wants to jump out of...
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    Sorry. She is five now. Turning six. My heart...

    Sorry. She is five now. Turning six.

    My heart didn't beat once while I let her play my sapele/redwood Kepasa Gypsy concert during brunch yesterday. Her hands are definitely ready for a soprano.
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    Yeah. Funny. Still, some help would be...

    Yeah. Funny.

    Still, some help would be appreciated. I've been off the forum for a while because I couldn't be happier with the ukes I have and I've been playing and fly-fishing and disc golfing...
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    Best place to buy a dolphin?

    I want to give my friends kid a Dolphin for her birthday. Her mom says they are going to take lessons together. I've talked the mom into a Mainland I think. But for a 5th birthday present, a dolphin...
  6. I use Southcoast wound Cs on two of my concerts...

    I use Southcoast wound Cs on two of my concerts and one tenor. I've only had one part and unwind, and it was at the nut. I'll have to admit that I've not changed the string on one of my concerts, and...
  7. Thread: Sound ports

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    I'm an advocate. There is no question that they...

    I'm an advocate. There is no question that they direct clearer sound up to the player. Like anything else, a skilled builder should be able match a beautiful form to this very functional addition.
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    I've gone through more than a few Ponos of my...

    I've gone through more than a few Ponos of my own, and played dozens. The best of them all is the only one I've kept -- an older PTEC-CE. The new cedar/ebony pro classics looks nicer, and sound much...
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    Oh. My second was really nice Pono MCD-E that I...

    Oh. My second was really nice Pono MCD-E that I wish I had back. I've bought and sold many many more expensive and finer instruments since, but that one MCD-E I wish I could buy back as my travel,...
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    A rose by any other name.... My 5 string ML...

    A rose by any other name....

    My 5 string ML concert is right at the top of his gallery page. And it is the finest instrument one could ask for. Light. Responsive. Loud. Incredible balance. And the...
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    No. But apparently great minds...

    No. But apparently great minds...
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    I cut up regular old kitchen sponges to fit...

    I cut up regular old kitchen sponges to fit inside Pez dispensers. They do the trick for 5-7 days in a closed case.
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    Try this thread:...

    Try this thread: http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?102376-Sand-Inlays
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    Thanks all for the tips. I used Minwax satin...

    Thanks all for the tips.
    I used Minwax satin oil based wipe on poly. But first I did some very careful prep work with 220, 320, 400, 600, 1000. Then I did four coats, roughly twelve hours apart. I...
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    Wipe-on poly finish?

    I was recently given the following advice by a highly respected builder (thsi is for my first uke, which I just finished assembling and sanding):

    "I use a wipe-on polyurethane finish. Itís an oil...
  16. 7367773678I'm going to second that (except that I...

    7367773678I'm going to second that (except that I doubt any of us will finish on time, although the instructors are going to give of their own free time to get us to the finish line with extra...
  17. Thread: Sand Inlays

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    I wish I'd have picked your brain on this...

    I wish I'd have picked your brain on this earlier. But I'm kindof a "jump right in" sort of fella.

    I ran in through a thickness sander to get it back down close to level. Then sanded with a large...
  18. Thread: Sand Inlays

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    Would you mind clarifying why Chuck? My...

    Would you mind clarifying why Chuck? My collective experience total is "1" right now, so I'm doing a lot of guesswork. I figerred that the sand is basically a solid block of CA at this point, and...
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    73372I did the same thing on the fingerboard for...

    73372I did the same thing on the fingerboard for the position dots, but in one shot. (The neck's not attached yet.)
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    733697337073371 I'm just this far along on my...

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    I'm just this far along on my first uke.
    Here's how I did it. It looks really pretty good.

    Routed the channel. Bent and glued in the black paper purfling with water-thin CA....
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    Third. My sopranos all wear browns.

    Third. My sopranos all wear browns.
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    I had previously assumed that I was the fusspot...

    I had previously assumed that I was the fusspot that broke the proverbial camel's back.
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    I agree about the UPTs. They're my favorite....

    I agree about the UPTs. They're my favorite. Clean look and clean function.

    I agree, as well, about working with Jerry. Really too bad that he isn't taking custom work for the foreseeable future.
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    That is a stunning ML. Really gorgeous.

    That is a stunning ML. Really gorgeous.
  25. Yup. You won the internet today.

    Yup. You won the internet today.
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