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    If done right it can lighten the head up a good...

    If done right it can lighten the head up a good bit and bring the center of balance down toward the belly. I had Kanile'a make me a K5 slothead, which I think is the first slothead that they ever...
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    Man that one is right up my alley. Need to show...

    Man that one is right up my alley. Need to show SWMBO
  3. Ko'olau CE-2 its quiet, easy to travel with and...

    Ko'olau CE-2 its quiet, easy to travel with and if anybody starts trouble in a dark alley I could more then likely kill them with it and it would stay in tune.

    I rarely take it out of the closet...
  4. Here is mine...

    Here is mine
    http://s865.photobucket.com/user/wearymicrobe/media/WP_000097_zps500c929e.jpg.htmlhttp://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab211/wearymicrobe/WP_000097_zps500c929e.jpg...
  5. I really doubt you are going to find one on the...

    I really doubt you are going to find one on the open market. Though I wish you luck

    All the open headstock ones have been custom orders to the best of my knowledge. As far as I know I have the...
  6. Cruddy ad and no real documentation shown. Unless...

    Cruddy ad and no real documentation shown. Unless they update it might as well scream scam.
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    Sitting on a patio looking at mountains drinking...

    Sitting on a patio looking at mountains drinking fresh guava juice. I could not be happier.
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    Pretty good I imagine, they only really sell...

    Pretty good I imagine, they only really sell stuff in the 200-300$ range I would imagine.

    Also if you are visiting and you have only a few days skip the road to Hana, we did it on a no traffic...
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    In a weird little sho called Hawaii Ukulele &...

    In a weird little sho called

    Hawaii Ukulele & Gift Corporation lahania, it is near baldwin house.

    Its like a kiosk, older lady runs it. She was very nice. It was a really nice fingerpicking...
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    So I found a really good G-String tenor, but man...

    So I found a really good G-String tenor, but man I have way to many tenors, almost good enough for me to get it though. . A decent but not great Kamaka soprano and a decent Kanile'a concert. Going to...
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    I have a few that are getting on above 4K now and...

    I have a few that are getting on above 4K now and I gig the heck out of them. I drink beer and eat while playing, I hand them off to let people try them out all the time. They are fine, I did go for...
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    I have never even played a mele at this point, or...

    I have never even played a mele at this point, or considered it, will check them out. Bounty has some lower dollar stuff that I might want to check out.

    Really I want something similar to my old...
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    high end shops on Maui.

    Guys is there a goto shop on Maui for higher end uke's. I have yet to find a soprano that I like in the usual places and well I will be on the island for about 10 days. Unfortunately I will only be...
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    Sticky: Needs more KOA. ...

    Needs more KOA.

    http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab211/wearymicrobe/WP_000097_zps500c929e.jpg

    Packing for maui as we speak. Have to leave this at home.
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    Its a 8ish year old hand made instrument things...

    Its a 8ish year old hand made instrument things happen. Did your Llther inspect the bracing with a mirror at any point. That looks like one of the main braces has delaminated or the wood in the mand...
  16. +1 There is not a single thing on that wall of...

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    There is not a single thing on that wall of "solid" ukes that I would even consider calling expensive or representative of quality instruments.
  17. OK going to respond to the ivory thing first. The...

    OK going to respond to the ivory thing first. The animal is dead and long gone, it was harvested at a time when humans were for lack of a better term less evolved in our understanding of how we...
  18. 1890's meas the sound board is shot, and the harp...

    1890's meas the sound board is shot, and the harp needs work, and complete action rebuild. Trust me you did better by leaving it. Piano's just seem to die after 100 years or so.

    I will have an...
  19. Its not veneered lumber, even to the late 1910's...

    Its not veneered lumber, even to the late 1910's most pianos were solid. My K52 1904 Steinway is definitely solid all the way through. 90% certain on the lumber, and I have seen a few metions of this...
  20. Its not thick enough for nuts or saddles unless I...

    Its not thick enough for nuts or saddles unless I layer it up with some bone glue. I was thinking more about having a 355 built using the sides of the piano and using the ivory for the fret markers.
  21. Legality of building with banned wood's / Ivory.

    So looking for some advice here, I have bought another bellow piano yesterday, markings show a build date of 1832 or 1882. More then likely its 1832.

    I bought the thing for parts, I needed the...
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    I pretty much only play my super tenor nowadays....

    I pretty much only play my super tenor nowadays. Good projection, good tone, responsive to string changes. It suffers to the standard tenor when recording at lower volumes but for 99% of what I do...
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    Trade for a Kanile'a K2 in classic bracing that's...

    Trade for a Kanile'a K2 in classic bracing that's been fully gone though.
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    It is all that I play anymore, loud when you need...

    It is all that I play anymore, loud when you need it, soft when you don't. Good bracing pattern makes for clean tone. Also the larger lower bout allows you to use you elbow to brace the uke if you...
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    Going to add unless you can prove otherwise that...

    Going to add unless you can prove otherwise that is NOT a custom Kanile'a. That is a standard K2 SC.
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