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    Iíve been playing about nine years. I donít think...

    Iíve been playing about nine years. I donít think itís necessary to spend more than a few hundred dollars on a first Uke. The most important thing is that that first Uke be solidly constructed but...
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    Thank you to both Sequoia and Capt. Janeway. I...

    Thank you to both Sequoia and Capt. Janeway. I really appreciate your taking the time to look and listen to my humble creation.

    If I were doing the side markers again I would do something to make...
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    It’s been several months since I built the...

    It’s been several months since I built the Baritone Banjo Uke and I’m finally getting around to recording a sample of how it sounds. Here’s a short clawhammer arrangement of me playing “This Is My...
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    Thank you, John. I don’t mind saying that there...

    Thank you, John. I don’t mind saying that there was a lot of stress leading up to some parts of the neck build. I’d never built a neck before and cutting the scarf joint was a real knuckle biter for...
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    Baritone Banjo Ukulele

    For the past few years I been wanting a baritone banjo ukulele but have found the few out there to be either to expensive or not really what I as looking for.

    Basically what I wanted was a tenor...
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    I have very fragile nails and have damaged the...

    I have very fragile nails and have damaged the nail bed on the middle finger of my picking hand so that it wonít grow a decent nail at all. Iíve tried the Alaska picks in the past and they might work...
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    I haven’t posted in a contest for a long time but...

    I haven’t posted in a contest for a long time but when I saw this Christmas song event I thought I’d submit this song I wrote a while back. It was inspired by the Salvation Army bell ringers and I...
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    Mitchell Baritone Ukulele Review

    I just recorded this review and posted it to YouTube. I did it because there werenít really any reviews of this instrument by people who own and play them. So now thereís one.

    One thing I forgot...
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    Jack Lemmon plays a ukulele to accompany Doris...

    Jack Lemmon plays a ukulele to accompany Doris Day in the song Be Prepared. www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUAObYotzDQ
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    I have a zoom h2 and have used it with good...

    I have a zoom h2 and have used it with good results. The mic on the iPad mini is also pretty good though not as good as the h2. What I was fighting with both mics though was two issues. The first was...
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    When recording onto my Ipad I use a Presonus...

    When recording onto my Ipad I use a Presonus Audiobox usb interface which I connect too the ipad through a powered USB port and a lightning to usb converter. This allows me to use any microphone and...
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    According to a forestry display at a local state...

    According to a forestry display at a local state part "old growth" refers to a forest in which the trees are beginning to die of old age. By this definition old growth would have varying lengths...
  13. Great song and nice video but I think you've...

    Great song and nice video but I think you've posted it on the wrong board. It ought to be on the videos board, I think.
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    I've lived in upstate NY and currently live in...

    I've lived in upstate NY and currently live in western MA and it does get very dry during the heating season. Never worried about until a couple of years ago when I noticed a crack in my guitar....
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    Your finish is looking great. I went for a more...

    Your finish is looking great. I went for a more matte finish on mine it just seemed like less work for a first build. I will almost certainly do pore filling on any future builds. Even with matte or...
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    Yeah!!!! It's so awesome that it was able to be...

    Yeah!!!! It's so awesome that it was able to be fixed. Can't wait to see her finished.

    BTW - I spent a year in Korea about 20 years ago. Wish I could go with you and see what's changed and...
  17. I'm with Tim. I've played guitars for 20 years...

    I'm with Tim. I've played guitars for 20 years and ukes for a few and I can't say that I've noticed the sound of any instrument getting better or even changing markedly once the finish has cured....
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    Such a beautiful uke. I really like the jumbo...

    Such a beautiful uke. I really like the jumbo guitar shape. The question I have is How does it sound. Any chance we could hear it.
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    An option in the sand and drill holes suggestion...

    An option in the sand and drill holes suggestion is to drill the holes large enough to use guitar style pins. It seems to me this would make string changing easier and would look like it was supposed...
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    Don't have any high dollar or major name ukes so...

    Don't have any high dollar or major name ukes so it would have to be the stewmac tenor I built. First instrument build and has a lot of sentimental value. Plays pretty good too.
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    Simply stunning. I love the wood. It glows.

    Simply stunning. I love the wood. It glows.
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    The neck looks like its fitted perfectly....

    The neck looks like its fitted perfectly. Everything looks great.

    Jon
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    This isn't about my ukulele but it is about a...

    This isn't about my ukulele but it is about a ukulele stand idea I started working on while I was building the ukulele. I wanted it to be simple, stable and compact. This is what I came up with. ...
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    15 years ago I shimmed the saddle on a guitar...

    15 years ago I shimmed the saddle on a guitar with aluminum foil. I didn't have many tools and it was easy to work with and let me get the saddle seated properly. I've never replaced that shimmed up...
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    I've been following you're thread with interest....

    I've been following you're thread with interest. Been building a kit of my own.

    Ouch!!! A broken brace. Sounds like one under the bridge. Not much more inconvenient than that.

    I think you...
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