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  1. Thread: Newer Martins.

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    herby, glad you are enjoying your martin 3c. it...

    herby, glad you are enjoying your martin 3c. it wasn't my intent to knock martin or collings. i simply was stating a musical preference. the person who bought my martin loves it. different strokes...
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    i think i would like to teach music when i...

    i think i would like to teach music when i retire... uke and guitar.
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    if the koa isn't that much more $$ than mahogany,...

    if the koa isn't that much more $$ than mahogany, it can't be very good koa. my 2c. good luck.
  4. Thread: Am I shallow?

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    some people say that a satin finish is a thinner...

    some people say that a satin finish is a thinner finish, and so the uke will be more resonant. also, a satin finish will develop its own gloss as you keep playing it.
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    this website is too valuable. it should be...

    this website is too valuable. it should be maintained by the library of congress.
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    i'll bet that uke has seen lots-o-parties! nice...

    i'll bet that uke has seen lots-o-parties! nice pics.
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    i saw a pegasus uke at the big island uke guild...

    i saw a pegasus uke at the big island uke guild show two years ago in kailua-kona. it had a fender style headstock. i was told not to touch it; it was from a "private collection". i've also heard...
  8. Thread: adopt a uke

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    adopt a uke

    for some strange reason, i like buying ukes that no one wants. last christmas, i bought a kanile'a soprano. arrived complete with dust under the strings. not sure why. great uke! last week, i found...
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    they might be a little tricky to use on a tenor....

    they might be a little tricky to use on a tenor. i have them on soprano and concert moore bettah ukes, and they don't slip much.
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    a trip to oahu is now "in the works" for us....

    a trip to oahu is now "in the works" for us. thanks for sharing your photos.
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    congrats! you'll enjoy this uke. i've had my...

    congrats! you'll enjoy this uke. i've had my T-100 ash for a few years now. the sound is soft with great clarity. it'll get better with age. :)
  12. Thread: Newer Martins.

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    i owned a martin 3c (cherry) for a year or so. i...

    i owned a martin 3c (cherry) for a year or so. i was really impressed by the build quality. but i simply didn't like the sound compared to the hawaiian built ukes. the martin and collings ukes have a...
  13. yes. if you tune a uke like a guitar.

    yes. if you tune a uke like a guitar.
  14. Thread: Low G tuning

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    ive used an aquila low g soprano set on my kamaka...

    ive used an aquila low g soprano set on my kamaka pineapple. its a wound string and fits well. i missed the high g, so its now back in the standard tuning.
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    also see john king's website: www.nalu-music.com....

    also see john king's website: www.nalu-music.com. there's a nice arrangement of a gavotte from bach cello suite #6.
  16. Looks like I get a failing grade for not...

    Looks like I get a failing grade for not following the teachers instructions. (I tend to look at the topic titles and skip the long posts.)
    Swanee River's lyrics are more cultural than natural....
  17. Ulili E is a song about the wandering tattler and...

    Ulili E is a song about the wandering tattler and golden plover. You can find this in He Mele Aloha songbook. Also sung by Iz in Alone in Iz World.
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    I was skeptical about the side port. My Moore...

    I was skeptical about the side port. My Moore Bettah soprano has one. If I play open strings (Am7), lightly cover and uncover the side port, I notice that the uke is louder and is more open...
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    This topic was discussed a while back on the...

    This topic was discussed a while back on the Collings guitar forum. I believe that the original idea was to seize any instrument made from Brazilian rosewood...which might have been illegally...
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    This is really unfortunate since you are a big...

    This is really unfortunate since you are a big Kamaka fan and it's a special uke. Have you thought of taking it to another luthier on Oahu? A second opinion. I know that Ko'olau used to do quite a...
  21. Thread: Ozawa ukulele?

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    Mahalo. The website says this one is a soprano...

    Mahalo. The website says this one is a soprano and then a tenor, so i need to find out more. It's a pineapple with drop dead gorgeous koa wood at a very good price.
  22. Thread: Ozawa ukulele?

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    It's Ozama. The website got the name wrong. But...

    It's Ozama. The website got the name wrong. But the picture of the label doesn't lie...
  23. Thread: Ozawa ukulele?

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    Ozawa ukulele?

    Has anyone out there played one of these? Thanks.
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    Poll: All 5 ukes I own are tuned re-entrant. Even the...

    All 5 ukes I own are tuned re-entrant. Even the tenor. I'm able to really sustain notes in a melody when I have all four strings in a narrow tuning range.
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    Leilani by Ernest Ka'ai (arr. By John King).

    Leilani by Ernest Ka'ai (arr. By John King).
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