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  1. Yes, it's shellac.

    Yes, it's shellac.
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    A wound string can cause wear to frets and fret...

    A wound string can cause wear to frets and fret board.
    (And yes, There are videos of Ohta-San playing a low-G soprano. Nothing wrong with it.)
  3. It is worthless as a collector's item. It's a...

    It is worthless as a collector's item. It's a great musical instrument. If you want strap buttons, install them.
  4. Kiwayas are excellent instruments.

    Kiwayas are excellent instruments.
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    I was told by a respected luthier (no longer...

    I was told by a respected luthier (no longer visiting UU, these days) that you can actually sand a wound string with 400 grit sandpaper before installation, making it a "smooth-wound". I did it once...
  6. I agree. The KoAloha warrantee is excellent, and...

    I agree. The KoAloha warrantee is excellent, and is surpassed by only the KoAloha instruments and the KoAloha people.
  7. When this happens to me, here's what I think:...

    When this happens to me, here's what I think:
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  8. I have a KoAloha concert for sale. You can see it...

    I have a KoAloha concert for sale. You can see it here: https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?131501-KoAloha-KCM-00-Concert-with-everything
  9. Baz at Got A Ukulele just did a review of the...

    Baz at Got A Ukulele just did a review of the Epiphone Hummingbird. It's a Dreadnaught shape. (Baz quite liked it, too.)
  10. 70%-40%? No need. Open it up and play it.

    70%-40%? No need. Open it up and play it.
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    Hey! Seatbelt!

    Hey! Seatbelt!
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    sorry to say: It's you. Practice, practice,...

    sorry to say: It's you.
    Practice, practice, practice....
  13. Dave Talsma told me he would do any scale length....

    Dave Talsma told me he would do any scale length. I think he really meant any length. So, probably any custom builder will give you what you want.
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    Great transcription, and an excellent...

    Great transcription, and an excellent performance. (Do you have it written down?)
  15. Okay, which is it? Concert or soprano?

    Okay, which is it? Concert or soprano?
  16. Get that Anuenue.

    Get that Anuenue.
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    I like these creations. I have a couple, very...

    I like these creations. I have a couple, very much like these, I made out of Tic Tac boxes (can't take credit) that work great. Somewhere, there exists a video of Aldrene making a case humidifier out...
  18. Still the best swing playing anywhere.

    Still the best swing playing anywhere.
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    Islander and Kanile'a.

    Islander and Kanile'a.
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    It's simply an exaggerated grain line. If you...

    It's simply an exaggerated grain line. If you can't feel it, no worries. It's all securely glued down and won't go anywhere.
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    Looks like a mostly normal fissure in the wood,...

    Looks like a mostly normal fissure in the wood, along the grain line. Maybe a bit more pronounced that most. If you don't feel it when you play, it should be no problem.
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    Thanks for the clue. Center (black) joint at...

    Thanks for the clue. Center (black) joint at noon, inside ring at 4, outside ring at 7?
    (I can't even fool myself into thinking I see the one at 12, That one's invisible.)
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    Beautiful. I can't see it with the brand new...

    Beautiful. I can't see it with the brand new glasses.
  24. I agree with Eddie. In addition to what he says,...

    I agree with Eddie. In addition to what he says, the smell will be gone for sure, and you will have a new instrument warrantee, "If the $95 is within your means".
  25. Definition from Wikipedia: The major time...

    Definition from Wikipedia: The major time divisions of classical music up to 1900 are the Early music period, which includes Medieval (500–1400) and Renaissance (1400–1600) eras, and the Common...
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