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    After looking around, i'm beginning to wonder if...

    After looking around, i'm beginning to wonder if they even make such a thing as a concave file for uke frets. That is, very narrow frets.
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    Uke Size Fret File

    Can't find one on ebay. Any idea where i could buy one?
  3. One other thing, now that i have an antique...

    One other thing, now that i have an antique hollow wood thing i want to preserve it from drying out and developing cracks altho it's 80 yrs old and has yet to develope cracks, my house gets down to...
  4. When i first got this old Style 1 i put the...

    When i first got this old Style 1 i put the obligitory nylaguts on it and i wasn't too impressed. It took about 30 days for these strings to settle in. But when they did i can hear what a superior...
  5. My Most Expensive Wooden Stringed Instrument --- $400. recent

    I've had dozens of Bohemian violins and vintage Jap classical guitars, 60s some nice ones. But i never paid more than $200. with case, i never buy a instrument without a case......But on an impulse...
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    Jerry, you have a beauty there, with a regular...

    Jerry, you have a beauty there, with a regular wood fretboard. Mine is the 50's version with the brown molded plastic one. I have also just figured out the Plastic FB which is held on by four...
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    Weakness for Old Instruments

    Once i caught the virus one of the first i bought off ebay was a Roy Smeck circa 50's plastic fretboard job. made by Harmony, Chicago. Got the original case, about $55. total. Tuned it up. tuners...
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    Stunning good looks, very tasteful.

    Stunning good looks, very tasteful.
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    Went over and looked at the KoAloha Opio concert....

    Went over and looked at the KoAloha Opio concert. $1065. But that headstock is attrocious. All those points. Is that supposed to resemble a pineapple? And ovaloid soundhole, a bit disturbing...
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    A Forum for vintage Instruments

    I would like to see one as there is interest in instruments from the golden age, 20's thru 50's. Also there is a lively market as you know which would fall in this forum, (vintage). A suggestion, ...
  11. Martin concert

    Now wait... You let a guy take the neck off your Martin concert ? I ain't getting it......................... Isn't it odd that Martin didn't extend the fretboard down on the concert to add frets?...
  12. Now wait... You let a guy take the neck off your...

    Now wait... You let a guy take the neck off your Martin concert ? I ain't getting it......................... Isn't it odd that Martin didn't extend the fretboard down on the concert to add frets?...
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    That's like Django would have played it because...

    That's like Django would have played it because he only had the thumb and forefinger on his rt. hand, legend says...
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    Glenn I will try this on my Lanikai. But the...

    Glenn I will try this on my Lanikai. But the tuners on this are gear and these modern gears are machined to such close tolerances that there is no slackness in them.
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    First I got an Oscar Schmidt

    About ten yrs ago. You know the one, concert size, with the fake plastic abelone all around. Nicely made in Indonesia, spruce top. Got the electronic tuner.... But after a month, i could not keep...
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    You sound like me . Was interested a few years...

    You sound like me . Was interested a few years ago the n fell away, then came back. The new flood of youtube videos is a powerful lure for novice players who want to pick up any instrument....
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    What about George Elmes out of Ireland?

    What about George Elmes out of Ireland?
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    Hello, New Guy from Peoria Illinois USA

    I've come down with the syndrome. Usual symptoms. Have made a few st string guitars, then to classical g. then old fiddles now ukuleles because they're so..... handy. I enjoy finding old...
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