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    Another +1 for this. My Moonbird is easily in the...

    Another +1 for this. My Moonbird is easily in the same class with any "K" brand I have played. (I am afraid I don't have any experience with the lower-end of Aunuenue's lineup.)
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    I believe that Andrew, on a Ukulele Site podcast...

    I believe that Andrew, on a Ukulele Site podcast a while back, said that there are some cedar top Birds coming soon. I am afraid I don't recall which episode, but I asked the gang about them when I...
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    Don't feel guilty at all! There is no one "best"...

    Don't feel guilty at all! There is no one "best" uke, nor is there one "best" sound. The best ukulele is the one you play. If you like the sound, that is what matters. If you want to play it, that is...
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    Blackbird Farallon. The thing is a sound canon.

    Blackbird Farallon. The thing is a sound canon.
  5. Thread: Who likes mango?

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    My understanding is that mango is a relatively...

    My understanding is that mango is a relatively sustainable wood for instruments. Most mango used that way comes either from fallen trees, or trees that are no long producing enough fruit at a...
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    Oh, and I do think that the Silver, and possibly...

    Oh, and I do think that the Silver, and possibly the Rebel as well, are held back a bit by the strings.
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    That is totally fair. They are all quite similar....

    That is totally fair. They are all quite similar. I do really really like the KoAloha sound, so I totally jumped at the Rebel. Truth be told, I think it is my overall favorite of the bunch. Maybe not...
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    You are very welcome! I enjoyed doing it. I...

    You are very welcome! I enjoyed doing it. I figured since I had several instruments that were very similar, it would be a shame not to record them all for comparison. I might try to do something...
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    And now the followup with the reveal of the...

    And now the followup with the reveal of the instruments compared.

    If you don't want to know yet, this is your last chance. I will leave some blank space, so you can turn back if you want.
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    Ok, so I did record some brief sound samples. I...

    Ok, so I did record some brief sound samples. I was kind of in a rush, so please excuse the quality of the playing. I assure you that the fault is with the player, not the instruments.

    I also...
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    Congrats! I do love that KoAloha sound...

    Congrats!

    I do love that KoAloha sound...
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    I was seriously debating a mango KoAloha until I...

    I was seriously debating a mango KoAloha until I found out that Rebel made a true concert, to tell the truth. I think it scratches that itch quite well, and at a fraction of the cost!
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    Let me see if I can record a sound sample...

    Let me see if I can record a sound sample comparing them tomorrow. I was meaning to do so anyway, since I had three very similar instruments. It won't quite be an exact comparison, as they do have...
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    Yeah, that's exactly how *I* was thinking!

    Yeah, that's exactly how *I* was thinking!
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    Thanks! It is quickly becoming a favorite. I am...

    Thanks! It is quickly becoming a favorite. I am really digging the mango sound. :)
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    NUD: Rebel Double Creme mango concert

    Full disclosure, this NUD post is slightly late. The instrument in question actually arrived six days ago. I needed some time to take some good pictures and to gather my thoughts about it.

    In a...
  17. I think it is best to think of his advice in this...

    I think it is best to think of his advice in this video as a "rule of thumb" at best. Tall, long armed people can, in fact, play a soprano. The idea that the soprano ukulele is only played by kids...
  18. I think the mahogany is a bit warmer, enough to...

    I think the mahogany is a bit warmer, enough to notice, but not by a huge amount.

    Sustain was pretty close on both, and seemed good to my ears.

    I think that the mango is noticeably more...
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    I am afraid I don't have any direct experience...

    I am afraid I don't have any direct experience with Pono, so I can't really speak to the comparison, but I had to ask; how long have you been playing the Kala? Instruments can take some time to "open...
  20. I'm not sure I agree with some of your analysis....

    I'm not sure I agree with some of your analysis.






    I wasn't under the impression that he wanted to make a mass-produced instrument for the the masses. I thought that he wanted to make this...
  21. Thread: Mims Ukes

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    I believe it is Episode 19.27 Kala ...

    I believe it is Episode 19.27 Kala

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3WgFaDIhIY
  22. Thread: Mims Ukes

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    Wait, those are actual concert scale Rebel's?!...

    Wait, those are actual concert scale Rebel's?! This changes everything!
  23. Thread: Mims Ukes

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    That's good to hear. I have been intrigued by The...

    That's good to hear. I have been intrigued by The Rebel instruments. The only thing holding me back is that they don't seem to make an actual concert. They have sopranos, long-necked concerts, and...
  24. Well, based on the prices that HMS has up, the...

    Well, based on the prices that HMS has up, the MSRP prices listed in the catalog/website were wrong. Street price for the current crop of mangos (09 July 2020):

    Tenor: $1,359 (catalog $1,430)...
  25. Based on their post on Twitter and Instagram, I...

    Based on their post on Twitter and Instagram, I think the mango is on it's way!

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CCKQqeAH_-i/?igshid=w39jtshnj0dc
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