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  1. Uke republic shows them in-stock on their...

    Uke republic shows them in-stock on their website.

    https://www.ukerepublic.com/store/p550/Kamaka_Tenor_Ukulele_String_Set.html
  2. Thread: Kamaka HF-3D2

    by jim275
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    Here's the current naming conventions that I'm...

    Here's the current naming conventions that I'm aware of.

    HF-3LDS = Tenor, Long-Neck, Deluxe, Sitka Top

    Body Type
    HF = Standard figure 8
    HB = Bell shape (Ohta San)
    HP = Pineapple

    Body Size
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    Not sure if this one qualifies

    Not sure if this one qualifies
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    Yes, I did buy myself a ukulele of Christmas. It...

    Yes, I did buy myself a ukulele of Christmas. It arrived on Monday. I did not wait to open it.
    Guess I’ll just pull it out on Christmas morning and try to look surprised.
    Until then, I’ll just...
  5. Thread: D chord

    by jim275
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    I also use Gordon’s method. Just seems to work...

    I also use Gordon’s method. Just seems to work for me.
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    Did I miss it or did they not bother listing what...

    Did I miss it or did they not bother listing what size it is? Chances are the buyer won’t be playing it much anyway.
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    From the Kamaka website: From 1940 to 1946,...

    From the Kamaka website:
    From 1940 to 1946, Johnny Lai was given permission by Sam Kamaka Sr. to use the Kamaka factory on evenings and weekends when business was closed. Lai used the name "Ka-Lai"...
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    Body depth at the heel is 2 3/16”. Good luck...

    Body depth at the heel is 2 3/16”.
    Good luck with your project!
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    I've never seen this type before but it looks...

    I've never seen this type before but it looks like a hex head bolt in the center. Considering that the points are in different positions on the tuners. I'd try a gentle turn with a wrench. Although...
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    I just measured my 2018 Kamaka HP-1 and it...

    I just measured my 2018 Kamaka HP-1 and it doesn't match the numbers on the Kamaka site. I'm sure they made some adjustments over the years. Here's what I came up with:

    Nut Width: 1 3/8" (1 1/6"...
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    Hi Rittdad, You'd probably get more response if...

    Hi Rittdad,
    You'd probably get more response if this was posted under "Ukulele Marketplace".

    There is a nice used one currently listed in the UU Marketplace.
    If your set on getting a new one,...
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    Meatballs - Bill Murray playing uke in a canoe. ...

    Meatballs - Bill Murray playing uke in a canoe.

    120725
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    I was using "PanoTuner" and have started using...

    I was using "PanoTuner" and have started using the newer "Tune Again" (both from Kaleloft). They are both free, bare bone tuners. There are adds but they don't get in the way. I have never tried...
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    That uke was very tempting. It has a great look...

    That uke was very tempting. It has a great look with some nice added options (soundport, radius fretboard, zero fret). Hope it plays and sounds just as good! Please give us a report when you get...
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    NUD: Martin / Wurlitzer

    Well, I finally gave in to the little voice that tells me “You live in PA, you need a Martin”.

    I’ve been waiting for something different or special and I found this one. It’s a Wurlitzer #835...
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    For those who aren't familiar with it, there's...

    For those who aren't familiar with it, there's the "Wayback Machine" for historical webpages. (web dot archive dot org)
    They have some of the Ailani website saved from 2008 and 2009. ...
  17. Tenor strings on a concert would have less...

    Tenor strings on a concert would have less tension at standard GCEA tuning so that shouldn't be a problem. You might have trouble with the larger diameter, but they should still be in the ballpark....
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    There's a keiki on ebay right now (just...

    There's a keiki on ebay right now (just misspelled). Seach for "Kamala".

    Correction, they have corrected it to Kamaka now.
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    The question should be "When bringing a new uke...

    The question should be "When bringing a new uke home from Hawaii..."

    Honestly, check with the airline. They all have slightly different rules about what they consider a "carry on".

    I would...
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    If you go for the drill, try a left handed bit....

    If you go for the drill, try a left handed bit. They rotate the same way the screw comes out. Sometimes they grab and spin the whole thing out for you. Good luck!
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    Poll: 1. What do I have? Soprano Flea in Pistachio...

    1. What do I have? Soprano Flea in Pistachio Green, SN: 167 (approx. 2004), Strung low G.

    2. Why did I buy it? Honestly it was because of an EBay coupon that was going to expire. I started...
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    Is this the shirt you saw? 109917 I think it’s...

    Is this the shirt you saw?
    109917
    I think it’s only available at the resort.
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