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    I have a local luthier who is also authorized...

    I have a local luthier who is also authorized dealer for several brands. On his website he states very clearly that repairs and set ups are his main bread and butter. It's the small steady daily jobs...
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    You have to take the sound you hear on videos...

    You have to take the sound you hear on videos with a HUGE grain of salt. The HMS videos have professional players and recording equipment and editing (sometimes I think I hear some reverb) that...
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    nope, tenor

    nope, tenor
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    The type of tuner should not a big criterion for...

    The type of tuner should not a big criterion for uke purchase, as they can be replaced easily. Kanile'a also has a lot of customization options, and the UPTs may be optional anyway if you order...
  5. Yes super glue may cover it up a bit, but it is...

    Yes super glue may cover it up a bit, but it is not actual damage that requires repair but just a sign of use. All my instruments have way more dings and cracks like that, and most of them had cost...
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    The pineapple is lovely, but wait until you see...

    The pineapple is lovely, but wait until you see the 2020 ... I got a preview at the factory tour last week! As for the ultimate ... I played it in their showroom. For me it was an 8-string slothead...
  7. Thread: Luna Koa?

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    They probably mean it's solid as opposed to...

    They probably mean it's solid as opposed to liquid or gaseous.
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    The Asia-made Kalas are quite generic, but the...

    The Asia-made Kalas are quite generic, but the Kala Elites can be nice and close to one of the K brands. But the price for a Koa model can also be up there ...
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    The most notable booth at Aloha Stadium is "Best...

    The most notable booth at Aloha Stadium is "Best Hawaiian Ukulele" owned by Nandy Verano. They are on facebook, or contact by email and ask them: bestukulele@gmail.com
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    I came back from a visit to Oahu last week where...

    I came back from a visit to Oahu last week where I had opportunity to visit several stores and go on factory tours. I played dozens of ukes of various brands including newest KoAloha and Kanile'a...
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    My GF bought me a small Android table (I think...

    My GF bought me a small Android table (I think 8") a few years ago. I have loaded it with a bunch of music apps that also allow sharing through cloud with my phone. My favourite apps are OpenSong...
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    The wood is only a small factor, and also one...

    The wood is only a small factor, and also one that can be controlled the least as it changes from tree to tree and cut to cut. If you go with laminate it will be "warmer" than a solid, and a larger...
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    I was at the Kanilea'a factory tour last week and...

    I was at the Kanilea'a factory tour last week and indeed they sounded great. I played mainly their six and eight strings as they had several in the showroom, and they were so much more powerful than...
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    Oahu visit summary

    We made it back from two weeks Hawaii and it was an excellent trip. This was our sixth visit to Oahu, and our focus was definitely on sun, beach, and ocean, but I also had a chance to sneak in a...
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    Hi Uncle Rod, it was a pleasure to meet you and...

    Hi Uncle Rod, it was a pleasure to meet you and mahalo again for the song books. We are also back in snowy Saskatchestan, and I enjoyed attending the Kanikapilas. How did the luthier meetings at...
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    Yes great catch.

    Yes great catch.
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    The new Opios don't have that name anywhere on...

    The new Opios don't have that name anywhere on the instrument but the label should say Made in Thailand.
  18. I like snark because it works well on all my...

    I like snark because it works well on all my stringed instruments. It's almost too precise for my Kamaka with friction tuners and I don't even try to get in on spot as long as it sounds good enough.
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    Many of the ukulele clubs have xmas songbooks...

    Many of the ukulele clubs have xmas songbooks available for download. Some are in pdf format others more suitable for viewing on a device. The online versions often have advantage of transposing keys...
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    Uncle Rod flew to Oahu to attend the event and I...

    Uncle Rod flew to Oahu to attend the event and I met him the day before. But I haven't heard from him again and he also didn't come to kanikapilas. I hope that he's okay and will be reporting back...
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    Maybe a bit more difficult until you get the hang...

    Maybe a bit more difficult until you get the hang of it. I have a 12 string slothead guitar and it takes just a little longer than my paddle head. But break angle affects sustain and sound. And how...
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    I went by the Lab again making sure it was during...

    I went by the Lab again making sure it was during posted business hours. Again it was all locked up and dark. I asked the neighbouring business if they knew why and they said that the owner has gone...
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    I think that at concert scale it makes more sense...

    I think that at concert scale it makes more sense to have all strings in unison without octave strings. However for a tenor sized 8 string I played the ultimate yesterday at the Kanile'a factory. It...
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    I was at the Kanile'a factory tour yesterday and...

    I was at the Kanile'a factory tour yesterday and after that would say without hesitation that slothead is the way to go!
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    I visited most stores on Oahu and the owners said...

    I visited most stores on Oahu and the owners said that they haven't seen one in a long time.
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