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    Isn't the Opio a Guilele kind of instrument with...

    Isn't the Opio a Guilele kind of instrument with additional low A and D strings? I assumed the OP referred to a rare Imaikalani that has C and A strings in octaves. May need some clarification.
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    These are sweet ukes. They sold new for a similar...

    These are sweet ukes. They sold new for a similar price as 6 string Kamakas and Kanileas, and I assume that used ones would drop in value at a similar rate. So as there are way more used 6 string...
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    Cool find, congrats to the buyer.

    Cool find, congrats to the buyer.
  4. Thread: Kala Ukes

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    Kala is the by far the largest producer of ukes...

    Kala is the by far the largest producer of ukes and every uke store I have visited has a Kala section if not a Kala wall. They have a huge range of models for every budget, so the biggest advantage...
  5. I have Aquila New Nylguts on my white label six...

    I have Aquila New Nylguts on my white label six string and I am very pleased with them.
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    I think the Kiwaya is actually a "Famous" brand...

    I think the Kiwaya is actually a "Famous" brand which has some recognition in Japan but unknown in the rest of the world. I find their mahogany vintage Martin emulations appealing, but for a Koa the...
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    12th street rag
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    Thanks, I started installing the string after...

    Thanks, I started installing the string after reading post #11. With no extra slack I got almost two rounds around the tuner post which I think should hold, though I would have preferred 4. It's an...
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    Thanks. Now at the tuner end how much slack do I...

    Thanks. Now at the tuner end how much slack do I need to get a few windings on?
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    I have removed some old wound strings in the past...

    I have removed some old wound strings in the past and have found that the silver winding often unravels from the string end and becomes hazardous. I want to make sure that this won't happen when I...
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    installing a wound string

    I have successfully changed strings on my ukes that have slotted bridges and all I had to learn was to tie a big knot. But one of my ukes has a tie-bar bridge and I want to install a wound string,...
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    Bytown ukuleles is selling Seaguar based ukulele...

    Bytown ukuleles is selling Seaguar based ukulele sets in many flavours, and has specs posted:

    https://www.bytowninstruments.com/collections/strings/products/gone-fishin-fluorocarbon-ukulele-strings
  13. Lots of fluorocarbon love in the replies so far....

    Lots of fluorocarbon love in the replies so far. Does anyone love Nylguts or good old Nylon strings for a more vintage tone?
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    I am very intrigued by Worth strings and was...

    I am very intrigued by Worth strings and was looking in to them. I found their specs a bit confusing, so I e-mailed them and their response was very quick, but has me even more confused about the...
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    If you plug in to play and have an amp etc then...

    If you plug in to play and have an amp etc then the Godin Multiacs may be of interest:

    https://godinguitars.com/product-category/guitars/multiac/
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    Thanks, I have a tenor with red low G that has...

    Thanks, I have a tenor with red low G that has lasted four years now and is fantastic. I can't stand wound strings as they wear out and unravel within a month of light use, and they sound too bright...
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    I kept one of my 12 strings in double-drop-D for...

    I kept one of my 12 strings in double-drop-D for a while and really enjoyed. You get most out an altered tuning if you learn a few songs that were written for this tuning and then you get a good feel...
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    5th string broke - suggestions?

    I have a Kamaka Lili'u strung with the Aquila LU17 set with red low A string. This was perfect for more than six months but today when I opened the case I found the red string was broken in the...
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    Screw in endpins are a feature of cheap guitars....

    Screw in endpins are a feature of cheap guitars. Quality guitars have optional bone or ebony endpins that only get plugged in if needed for a strap.
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    Theoretically yes, but it makes the neck shorter...

    Theoretically yes, but it makes the neck shorter and you may lose some intonation. It is much better to fix the problem than to live with a permanent band-aid.
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    Congratulations those sound like great...

    Congratulations those sound like great opportunities. Our circle has also branched out and is doing some intro workshops at local library branches. This evening will be the second one and I am...
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    I visited that store last year and did not see...

    I visited that store last year and did not see anything I was interested in playing. It's on the main road around the island so it's easy to find. But as with many other uke stores their business...
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    In the guitar world there are many people who are...

    In the guitar world there are many people who are willing to pay more for a roasted top and then say it sounds better than a regular top. I am not sure if that is more a matter of psychology or of...
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    Many of those who busk for a living have wireless...

    Many of those who busk for a living have wireless terminals attached to their mic stand where you just enter an amount and tap your card or phone.
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    Thanks, I thought they had a wound 4th string but...

    Thanks, I thought they had a wound 4th string but that seems to be the baritone set, so I may have to give them a try. Though I have the EJ99SC on my concert and find the C string quite dull compared...
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