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  1. Well I am in the liking the headstock camp as are...

    Well I am in the liking the headstock camp as are most of my friends who see my Klos uke for the first time. Not only does it look just plain cute but also it is quite distinctive.
  2. I’ve had some assistance from ebay this...

    I’ve had some assistance from ebay this afternoon. I was told that the e-cheque that was sent for the refund bounced but fortunately ebay has issued me a refund under their ‘buyer protection’ plan. ...
  3. I love my new Klos tenor (more affordable with...

    I love my new Klos tenor (more affordable with the Brazilian cherry fretboard). I hope they do really well with their all carbon fibre kickstarter project.
    Their ukes are super well crafted and...
  4. Legacy Composites, Synergy Guitar - Buyer Beware!

    Legacy Composites, Synergy Guitar - Buyer Beware!

    A month ago, following a post here on UU about this company’s ebay listing for a carbon fibre tenor ukulele, I contacted the Ontario based company...
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    Hey Barry, I’m looking forward to hearing your...

    Hey Barry, I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the all cf build. I don’t mind having the brazilian cherry fretboard and walnut saddle and appreciate the correspondingly lower price than...
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    Yes indeed, I did get one of the Canadian made...

    Yes indeed, I did get one of the Canadian made carbon fibre ukes a few weeks ago and I was able to give it a good ‘test drive’. There were many good aspects to the build however the fretboard still...
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    I have now switched out the D’addario nylon...

    I have now switched out the D’addario nylon strings for Oasis flurocarbon. An improvement that has this ukulele singing with increased sustain and easier on the fingers too!
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    Klos is rocking my socks off!

    Gotta Klos at our fab Canadian Klos dealer, Westcoast Guitars in Vancouver. Hah, first time I bought a uke in a store let alone a guitar store but it was actually an awesome experience.
    The uke...
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    Thanks for your responses. Definitely some...

    Thanks for your responses. Definitely some points being made here that have gotten me thinking more about our best options when it comes to a fast neck.
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    Neck Profiles: Koaloha vs Pono

    My pal has been playing my mango Koaloha tenor and now wants to purchase a mango Pono tenor for herself. We are wondering how similar (or different) the neck profiles of these two ukes are because...
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    Yes, that is very true. It is difficult to find...

    Yes, that is very true. It is difficult to find good quality ukes in the metro vancouver area. It seems the music stores, understandably, cater to beginner level uke players. As far as the Klos...
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    The ukulele is definitely got a strong presence...

    The ukulele is definitely got a strong presence in the Metro Vancouver area with numerous monthly and weekly uke circles as well as the Langley Ukulele Ensemble and the adult version, Luongo Ukulele...
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    Canadian Dealer for Klos

    At this year’s Naam, the long time Vancouver store, Westcoast Guitars, became a dealer for Klos. Of course their main interest is in the Klos travel guitars however they will also be carrying the...
  14. Hey Kyle, I sent Chris an email with detailed...

    Hey Kyle, I sent Chris an email with detailed feedback earlier today.

    I’m pleased to part of this uke build process even if it’s just to test drive and share observations.
  15. First impressions of the carbon fibre ukulele by...

    First impressions of the carbon fibre ukulele by legacy/synergy are very positive.

    The uke is very well built making it obvious that the guys at Synergy know their stuff when it comes to working...
  16. OK, Chris and I are getting the details sorted...

    OK, Chris and I are getting the details sorted out now.... between tech issues related to photo file size and confusion over expectations of the shipping company, things got a bit off the rails.
    Now...
  17. No Tracking Info By way of an update, I am...

    No Tracking Info

    By way of an update, I am reluctantly going to share my concern over the poor communication related to shipping of this uke. I was assured repeatedly in emails that when the uke...
  18. I’m super excited to try out this glossy gem of a...

    I’m super excited to try out this glossy gem of a uke! Will definitely be reporting back here.
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    Yay, another Canuck, eh?! Great idea to have...

    Yay, another Canuck, eh?!

    Great idea to have the ukes available to play at the bar! If I lived nearby I would definitely drop in for a beer ‘n a strum!
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    I co-own an 8 string Ohana tenor and agree with a...

    I co-own an 8 string Ohana tenor and agree with a lot of the comments here with regards to it being harder to play barre chords on and definitely takes a chunk of practice time to be adept at finger...
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    Yeah, I’m with Gochugogi, I play multiple ukes...

    Yeah, I’m with Gochugogi, I play multiple ukes depending on the context and the kind of music I’m playing. I have always enjoyed the variety of having different ukes, kind of like hanging out with a...
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    That’s a very handsome uke.

    That’s a very handsome uke.
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    Thanks for your suggestion, Jerry, however she is...

    Thanks for your suggestion, Jerry, however she is on a limited income therefore hoping for a second hand instrument at a lower price. You are right, not many used Claras come up for sale but I...
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    WTB: Blackbird Clara

    I’ve got a pal on the hunt for a Blackbird Clara. She doesn’t frequent the UU forum so I thought I’d put the word out for her. If you have a Clara that you are looking to part with, PM me or email...
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    My understanding is that the first gen Mya Moe...

    My understanding is that the first gen Mya Moe came standard with radiused fretboards.
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