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    Kepasa makes a 14" scale soprano, the Josephine...

    Kepasa makes a 14" scale soprano, the Josephine model. Lovely instrument.

    http://www.kepasaukulele.com/store/p13/Josephine_Soprano_Ukulele.html
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    Good advice above. I bought an older, 2001, used,...

    Good advice above. I bought an older, 2001, used, but not played much, K-1 soprano from Elderly a few years ago for just over $400 shipped USA. Remember Kanile'a warranty does not transfer from...
  3. The trick for me when I learned how to strum with...

    The trick for me when I learned how to strum with just an index finger is to relax your hand and to brush lightly across the strings. I suggest you set a free metronome on your computer to a nice...
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    Happy Mother's Day

    To all our members who are Moms, Grandmothers, and Great-grandmothers, thanks to all of you and keep on strumming!!!!
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    +2- Jarmo_S Glass is the way to go. Sally's...

    +2- Jarmo_S Glass is the way to go. Sally's Beauty Supply carries them. I also use a nail hardener on my picking hand for my thin easily broken nails. If the shiny hardener finish troubles you, they...
  6. I would ask the sellers to play the instruments...

    I would ask the sellers to play the instruments for you over the phone, or better yet in a video chat. I bought a used Kanile'a soprano from Elderly and they were happy to have someone play it for me...
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    Ukulele Aerobics by Chad Johnson is quite good....

    Ukulele Aerobics by Chad Johnson is quite good. It is set up with a series of exercises in 40, one week sections. It includes a day of finger-picking a week, but more if you practice the scales and...
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    Thanks!

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?134864-Mya-moe-ukes-since-the-transition-to-new-owner-builder&highlight=mya-moe

    You just copy and paste a link, I think when you tried to make...
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    Cary will be exhibiting at the Reno Uke Fest in...

    Cary will be exhibiting at the Reno Uke Fest in early May. I'm sure folks will post after seeing some of his new ones. I have placed an order for a new MM concert, but it will not be delivered until...
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    Beautiful ukulele! May it bring you countless...

    Beautiful ukulele! May it bring you countless hours of joy:)
  11. Thread: Copyrights

    by natchez
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    This is a complicated legal area. I'm a retired...

    This is a complicated legal area. I'm a retired attorney, NY state, but specialized in tax and securities law, but did work for years in the entertainment field. Likely, I have just enough knowledge...
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    Nope. This is my only Kanile'a concert and I did...

    Nope. This is my only Kanile'a concert and I did not special order it. It just came this way :) I have taken a photo.
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    From Strings and Beyond: A ...

    From Strings and Beyond: A E C g
    Worth concert sizing:
    Clear
    Fluorocarbon Medium CM 46 in .0205 in .0260 in .0291 in .0224 in
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    I recently picked up a 2018 Kanile'a K-1C from...

    I recently picked up a 2018 Kanile'a K-1C from HMS, with the older bracing, and the scale is 15 1/2". My other concerts seem to be 15". So, I have a "longer" one as well. In hand, the instrument...
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    +1- if you want to douse a bit of the jangle,...

    +1- if you want to douse a bit of the jangle, warm strings may help.
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    Nice looking concert ukulele! It has 12 frets to...

    Nice looking concert ukulele! It has 12 frets to the body, so the neck is a bit shorter than a 14 fret version. The soprano case looks like it fits well. Just think about if you are going to want...
  17. I'm surprised no one weighed in on this for you....

    I'm surprised no one weighed in on this for you. I'm in Arizona for a bit and I have three ukuleles here with me: a Larrivee concert UC-MH spruce top/ mahogany body a few years old, a Kanile'a K-1...
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    That C1K looks like a really nice example- fine,...

    That C1K looks like a really nice example- fine, straight grain on that top. I would guess it will probably age quite well, and may darken over time.
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    Here an older video from HMS on budget tenors:...

    Here an older video from HMS on budget tenors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hwGqey0e6Y

    I don't usually play tenors, and my ukuleles are not budget models, so I do not have any specific models...
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    Very cool- enjoy! Fluorocarbons might well be a...

    Very cool- enjoy! Fluorocarbons might well be a good choice; I use them on my long neck Mya-Moe soprano.
  21. Thanks for all the input!

    Thanks for all the input!
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    I had the pleasure of trying out a few Kinnard...

    I had the pleasure of trying out a few Kinnard ukuleles at the 2017 Reno Uke Fest, where they had set up a table/booth. The ukuleles were truly delightful and very beautiful instruments. And, if you...
  23. Thread: Neck shapes

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    This might help you understand what folks refer...

    This might help you understand what folks refer to for neck shapes, albeit the article relates to guitars: https://www.fender.com/articles/tech-talk/c-u-v-which-neck-shape-is-for-you

    As to CNC, it...
  24. Lol Thanks, I strum and finger-pick. Plus,...

    Lol



    Thanks, I strum and finger-pick. Plus, some chord melody. So, thanks for the input.
  25. Worth CM v Living Waters concert size strings

    Would anyone who has tried the two string sets above on a concert ukulele have an opinion to share? I have been using the Worth CM strings and the Living Waters seem to have the same gauge/specs in...
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