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    I sent you a PM

    I sent you a PM
  2. These are brand new for 2019. You might have a...

    These are brand new for 2019. You might have a hard time finding a used one at this point.
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    So, to be clear, you bought two and are keeping...

    So, to be clear, you bought two and are keeping one, so the price is for one? (part of the confusion is that there are two in the photos).
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    I did take a look at it a while back and it...

    I did take a look at it a while back and it didn't grab me. But I'll take a second look at it. Thanks!

    Jeff
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    So this obviously requires crossing strings,...

    So this obviously requires crossing strings, right? The other issue is a more technique-oriented one in establishing the best shifting of positions on the neck when playing scales and intervals.
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    So member TobyDog was kind to get together with...

    So member TobyDog was kind to get together with me to show me her spruce tenor KoAloha Opio. It's a nice player and sounds good, but it sounds like a spruce topped instrument. Focused, loud,...
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    Thanks all. I already have a strong musical...

    Thanks all. I already have a strong musical foundation. Some great ideas here. Now to the grunt work.
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    So you're UAS may alter after hearing one of...

    So you're UAS may alter after hearing one of their Hawaiian koa instruments. There's an immediacy to the playing from the way KoAloha designs their instruments, and you get that with the Acacia. But...
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    One thing the viola and ukulele have in common -...

    One thing the viola and ukulele have in common - being able to play the same note on different strings.
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    �� Nice. Is that your first KoAloha?

    �� Nice. Is that your first KoAloha?
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    Thanks for the responses. I will get to work and...

    Thanks for the responses. I will get to work and report back. More responses, of course, are welcome.
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    I have been to the Music Emporium many times....

    I have been to the Music Emporium many times. They have a $4000 Kanilea that is to die for, but way beyond my budget. I was less impressed with the $1200 Kanilea in comparison.

    I'll send you a...
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    Do you mean that I should write the melody out in...

    Do you mean that I should write the melody out in several keys, and then figure out where the notes are on the fretboard? And then just play the melody over and over again?
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    Wow. Great response. Thank you. I don't know...

    Wow. Great response. Thank you.

    I don't know for sure that I'll love the tenor the way I love the concerts. The easier playing neck design of the KoAloha should help. Plus if I buy used, I...
  15. Advice For Selling Sonny D Super Concert (Alaskan Sitka Spruce, Macassar Ebony)

    I want to sell a Sonny D Super Concert I have had for about 10 years or so. I'm still not sure how to price it. I showed it to someone at a shop in Kaua'i and he suggested I set the asking price at...
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    Suggestions For Learning The Fretboard

    I don't come from a fretted instrument background. I did grow up playing the viola, and play the piano and sing. I didn't grow up learning to play the guitar, nor the ukulele. However, I picked up my...
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    KoAloha Tenor Buying Advice?

    I'm hoping to buy a tenor ukulele to add to my collection. While I have a degree in music, I don't have a background in fretted instrument playing I was a violist, singer, and keyboardist. I have...
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    So I have been comparing these two, although not...

    So I have been comparing these two, although not side by side. I have also been comparing them to K-ukes like Kanilea, Kamaka, and KoAloha.

    I haven't touched a TK-300g since last Fall, but I...
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    Are you all saying that a case such as an Urban...

    Are you all saying that a case such as an Urban Fusion, which has pretty impact resistant sides, but has a somewhat soft front, should be as sufficient as a fiberglass one for all intents and...
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    Advice For Buying A Case

    I have purchased numerous style/brand cases to protect and porte my ukuleles of various sizes.

    One of them is my very first ukulele, a Lehua concert. Most of my cases are hard foam style bags, but...
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    I would try some Fabreze as well as a spray...

    I would try some Fabreze as well as a spray cleaner, which might loosen up some of the embedded smoke. Perhaps a light vacuuming after that.
  22. Good to know. Thanks. It looks as though the...

    Good to know. Thanks. It looks as though the fretboard has been putting pressure on the edge of the "veneer" and, as the nut of the fretboard angles against the top of the headstock, causing the...
  23. It does play, and plays fine. But you don't...

    It does play, and plays fine. But you don't think I need to be proactive in any way here? To strengthen that area? BTW, the cracking is only visible on one side, the G string side.

    And thanks...
  24. How Should I Reinforce Crack Where Headstock Meets Fretboard On Plastic Islander?

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    I just got this Islander off an EBay auction. You can see from the photo that there is potential weakness where the neck and fretboard meets the headstock. If you click on the photo, it...
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    Target Price?

    What do you mean by "..may have to raise the target price"?
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