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    I had never considered the ukulele for a moment...

    I had never considered the ukulele for a moment before the day I fell in love with it.

    I was asked to preach a Lenten retreat to a convent of nuns. Before they began their silent retreat, they...
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    Welcome, Nemo. Glad to have you. I used to study...

    Welcome, Nemo. Glad to have you. I used to study at the College of Piping in Glasgow. I love Scotland (ancestors from Cameron Country). Alba gu brath!
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    Üdvözlünk, Laci! I love Budapest - lived there...

    Üdvözlünk, Laci! I love Budapest - lived there about 11 years ago. One of my favorite cities and I get back when I can. When I was there last summer visiting friends I bought their kids a nice...
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    Welcome! I've lived in Wisconsin 10 years - a...

    Welcome! I've lived in Wisconsin 10 years - a great state! Glad to have you.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuK0nqtxQIQ ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuK0nqtxQIQ

    Here's my converted 1923 Gibson trapdoor tenor in its ukefied iteration. 13" neck and the nut is 1.5" wide. Jake put a low G on for me. Works fine.
  6. Why such cynical skepticism? I can't count the...

    Why such cynical skepticism?

    I can't count the times family members of mine were getting kidney transplants snd I just knew that what the occasion called for was a second hand uke.
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    There was a very large family in my parish in...

    There was a very large family in my parish in which two of the kids were sharing an $18 uke. I gave the parents a nice Lanikai tenor that I bought off Craig's List for a good price and a Kmise...
  8. After 4 decades of bagpipes, as well as violin...

    After 4 decades of bagpipes, as well as violin and cello, my uke journey began as a means to offset those less forgiving instruments. The ease and the immediacy of the enjoyment factor once you begin...
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    Mine was ordered on a Sunday or Monday morning...

    Mine was ordered on a Sunday or Monday morning from World of Ukes and arrived on Thursday. I'm delighted with it.
  10. True. I bought a Kiwaya soprano for travel...

    True.

    I bought a Kiwaya soprano for travel purposes, since I wanted something small and didn't want to expose my vintage Martin to the vagaries of travel. I was so impressed with the Kiwaya sound...
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    I've noticed an opening of the wood on my violin...

    I've noticed an opening of the wood on my violin and cello in the first year of play. This is something we expect of quality stringed instruments and it's simply a fact - a delightful one, for sure. ...
  12. I bought a used Lanikai (LKP-T) off Craig's List....

    I bought a used Lanikai (LKP-T) off Craig's List. I eventually gave it away. It was only later, when trying out much expensive instruments that I realized it was actually a very good uke. I must...
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    Your impeccable taste is encouraging. Less...

    Your impeccable taste is encouraging.

    Less formed aesthetic sensibilities will find it difficult to capture the subtleties of that fine apparel.
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    I got the Hawaiian Shirt Acquisition Syndrome in...

    I got the Hawaiian Shirt Acquisition Syndrome in high school, late '70s. I always gravitated towards the most obnoxious ones. My dad thought it was a phase I was going through and would pass in time....
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    I like the Worth strings with low G on my...

    I like the Worth strings with low G on my Kanile'a - very warm and resonant.
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    An excellent interpretation of a great song....

    An excellent interpretation of a great song. Thanks so much for sharing it.

    Alba gu brath!
  17. Thanks so much!

    Thanks so much!
  18. Does anyone have the chords for Lily the Pink?

    I've sung this since I was kid and would very much like to play it on the uke.

    Does anyone have the chords?

    Thanks in advance.
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    It looks like those ink blots they keep showing me.
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    Thanks so much for the helpful response, Dennis!...

    Thanks so much for the helpful response, Dennis!

    That's the sort of information I was after.

    All the best,

    Cheers.

    Cliff
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    Rolando ukulele banjo experience?

    I'm thinking of getting a soprano ukulele banjo for travel purposes (my tenor ukefied banjo is heavy and unwieldly). I found a couple Rolandos for sale. That's the size and style I'm looking for.
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    Brilliant! I'm home with a cold today, so now...

    Brilliant! I'm home with a cold today, so now I've got my homework.

    Thanks so much for this - I laughed so hard, my dog thought I was hurt and got all concerned.
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    La Vie en Rose is a slow little gem. I'm learning...

    La Vie en Rose is a slow little gem. I'm learning that now. Quite easy.
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    I bought my Kiwaya KSU-1L precisely for outdoor...

    I bought my Kiwaya KSU-1L precisely for outdoor use, travel, workshops, etc. It's my cheapest and therefore doesn't cause me anxiety when I carry it in my backpack (well positioned) amongst other...
  25. That's a beaut! No doubt you'll enjoy it.

    That's a beaut! No doubt you'll enjoy it.
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