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    Anyone who has ever dealt or interacted with Mim...

    Anyone who has ever dealt or interacted with Mim is sure to agree with that! Two of my ukes have had Mim's loving and skilled hands work on them and I can't imagine that there could be better ukulele...
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    Mini review and sound sample here:...

    Mini review and sound sample here: https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?147576-Jupiter-Ukulele-Tenor-77-Mini-Review-amp-Sound-Sample
  3. Jupiter Ukulele Tenor #77 - Mini Review & Sound Sample

    I put together a little video review and sound sample of my new Jupiter Tenor. I'm having a great time with this beautiful custom instrument.


    https://youtu.be/bBk3MDaascc

    Thanks for...
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    NUD (New Ukulele Day) post here...

    NUD (New Ukulele Day) post here. It includes a link to a detailed photo album.
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    NUD: Jupiter Ukulele Tenor #77

    I've been documenting the build process on this ukulele, but yesterday was the culmination of the work when I picked it up at Jonathan Dale's "Jupiter Ukulele" workshop and brought it home with me.
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    It's home! I drove over to Jon's house in...

    It's home! I drove over to Jon's house in Bethlehem PA yesterday and picked it up. It's gorgeous and sounds terrific. I'll add more photos and a sound sample soon. This has been a great experience...
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    Mmm, I don't think it works that way, Jerry. It's...

    Mmm, I don't think it works that way, Jerry. It's been quite a few years since that wood was wet. :rolleyes:
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    I got to pick through a stack of redwood tops....

    I got to pick through a stack of redwood tops. Some had little or no streaking, but there were a couple that stood out. I figured go big or go home! This is definitely an instrument that's going to...
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    Ladies and Gentlemen, and children of all ages, I...

    Ladies and Gentlemen, and children of all ages, I present to you Jupiter Ukulele Tenor #77.

    https://i.imgur.com/7dVfZlq.png

    I just got a mail from Jon telling me that it's ready. Sometime in...
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    For wall hanging, I like String Swing Ukulele...

    For wall hanging, I like String Swing Ukulele hangers. Attractive, convenient, and very secure.
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    That's another beauty, Jon. Did you find Cocobolo...

    That's another beauty, Jon. Did you find Cocobolo easy to work? I've heard that it can be problematic.
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    It ain't finished till it's finished ...

    It ain't finished till it's finished

    "Finishing started. Now its apply-wait-apply-wait-sand-apply-wait..."
    (mine is the body and neck in the middle)

    https://i.imgur.com/D5C67a5.png
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    Thanks! Jon usually does his rosettes with...

    Thanks! Jon usually does his rosettes with abalone inlay, but I found that too much of it distracts from the wood. This is made from a reconstituted stone material and I think it strikes a happy...
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    It looks like the PegHed tuners are an extra cost...

    It looks like the PegHed tuners are an extra cost option on the Cocobolo ukuleles. Mine (and most of the others I've seen) came with regular Grover geared tuners.
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    I have not played a sycamore uke but I did get to...

    I have not played a sycamore uke but I did get to try one of Jon's ukes with a redwood top and spalted tamarind back and sides (#67) and it sounded terrific. I believe that most of the sound of an...
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    Like Jerry suggested, sign up for as many of the...

    Like Jerry suggested, sign up for as many of the Cocobolo lotteries as you like. If you win and then decide that isn't the one you love, you can just decline, and they'll draw another name. No harm,...
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    Speaking as someone who's currently having a...

    Speaking as someone who's currently having a custom, luthier-made ukulele built, you can get some excellent instruments in that price range from small, one-man (or woman) builders. You may have to...
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    "I don't do my frets in the 'usual' way. I do...

    "I don't do my frets in the 'usual' way. I do them individually, before the neck is shaped. This allows me to both round and polish the ends, and to undercut the tang, both of which make (in my...
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    And here I thought that "Tiptoe Through the...

    And here I thought that "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" was the required song to earn the "Real Ukulele Player" title! Learn something new every day. :rolleyes:

    (Ya' did good, Brenda!)
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    It's definitely unique and won't be confused with...

    It's definitely unique and won't be confused with anyone else's uke at our local jam (assuming we can ever get together again!)
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    "Getting everything lined up preparatory to...

    "Getting everything lined up preparatory to gluing fingerboard down."

    https://i.imgur.com/kWGTwxp.png
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    It sounds like you're looking for a baritone...

    It sounds like you're looking for a baritone ukulele.
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    That looks fantastic, Jon! Absolutely beautiful...

    That looks fantastic, Jon! Absolutely beautiful inlay work. :drool:
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    I'm trying to be patient and not get too far...

    I'm trying to be patient and not get too far ahead of the game. There's still a lot of work to be done and I'd just as soon Jon takes his time with it.

    But......... I WANT IT NOW!!!!! ;)
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    "Binding done. Now it is a lot of...

    "Binding done. Now it is a lot of sanding/filling/sanding on the body and work on the neck starts in earnest."

    https://i.imgur.com/6JsXkM9.png
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