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  1. If the sound of the Gibson UB 2 is what you’re...

    If the sound of the Gibson UB 2 is what you’re after, why not just track one down and buy it?

    I personally own a Firefly banjo uke from the Magic Fluke Company and have been extremely happy with...
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    Iím reminded of Stan Jay, the legendary owner of...

    Iím reminded of Stan Jay, the legendary owner of Mandolin Brothers in Staten Island (may he rest in peace). Not only would he post multiple pictures of each instrument, complete with a brilliantly...
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    Wow... I’m sorry, but you were robbed. It doesn’t...

    Wow... I’m sorry, but you were robbed. It doesn’t even have any strings on it!

    Tell you what. I’ll do you a solid and give you what you paid for it. I’m in New Jersey and happy to drive out to...
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    I have a tenor Koa Fluke and a concert Tie-dye...

    I have a tenor Koa Fluke and a concert Tie-dye Flea (and a soprano Firefly). Iíve had no issues whatsoever with humidity (or anything else for that matter) and I do not take any special precautions....
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    Oh yeah... that’ll buff right out! Scooter

    Oh yeah... that’ll buff right out!


    Scooter
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    They look really nice but are way, way, way out...

    They look really nice but are way, way, way out of my price range for an instrument stand. Also, they may have made a fatal error by using Kickstarter. If I remember correctly, Kickstarter only...
  7. Honduras Mahogany is “regular” Mahogany. With the...

    Honduras Mahogany is “regular” Mahogany. With the technical name “Swietenia macrophylla”, it is the true genuine Mahogany and has been the gold standard for decades.

    Current popular substitutions...
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    Well... my phone is also more expensive than any...

    Well... my phone is also more expensive than any camera I’ve ever owned. For the record, I have zero photography skills and have yet to completely understand all that my phone’s camera is capable of!...
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    Strange as it may seem, the camera on my iPhone...

    Strange as it may seem, the camera on my iPhone XR is better than any stand alone camera I’ve ever owned. Takes great pictures, 4K video, slow motion video, time lapse video... and it makes phone...
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    117980 I definitely agree that every Ukulele...

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    I definitely agree that every Ukulele player should have at least one Magic Fluke instrument!


    Scooter
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    Youíre definitely wrong! I own 2 Martin steel...

    Youíre definitely wrong! I own 2 Martin steel string acoustics with slotted headstocks, and they currently have around a dozen slothead models in their lineup.


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    This is me with my...
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    The Magic Fluke Company sells a hard case...

    The Magic Fluke Company sells a hard case specifically made for the Fluke.

    https://www.magicfluke.com/product-p/hardshellfluke.htm


    Scooter
  13. Actually, on a 70 year old Martin that would be...

    Actually, on a 70 year old Martin that would be real ivory. Congratulations on successfully cleaning and bonding with your Uke! How about a sound sample...?

    Scooter
  14. Where are you?

    Where are you?
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    As an addendum to this idea, you could give it to...

    As an addendum to this idea, you could give it to her with the understanding that it’s a “pay-it-forward”
    Kind of deal. It’s her Uke to do with as she pleases, however, if she ever decides she...
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    I have a few. This one’s my favorite... 115980...

    I have a few. This one’s my favorite...

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    That’s me acting as MC at Uke New Jersey Too!


    Scooter
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    The C1K and T1K fretboards and bridges are made...

    The C1K and T1K fretboards and bridges are made from Sipo (an African Mahogany), not Walnut.


    Scooter
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    Bingo!!! $160 shipped for your Walnut is an...

    Bingo!!! $160 shipped for your Walnut is an incredible deal.

    Scooter
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    Are you aware that you can actually send this...

    Are you aware that you can actually send this Flea back to The Magic Fluke Co. and get the fingerboard swapped out for the hardwood version? That would save you a fair amount of money, I suspect.

    ...
  20. The IZ model’s fingerboard and bridge is East...

    The IZ model’s fingerboard and bridge is East Indian Rosewood, not Walnut.

    Scooter
  21. Martin, Magic Fluke, and Mainland are my...

    Martin, Magic Fluke, and Mainland are my favorites! All great sounding, great playing, great looking Ukes that are extremely well made.


    Scooter
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    I’m a bit confused by your post... The title...

    I’m a bit confused by your post...

    The title says it’s a 2018 3K, the first sentence says it’s a 2K “setup” in 2018, and the link is to a 2013 3K.


    Scooter
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    Four of my Ukes and two of my guitars have...

    Four of my Ukes and two of my guitars have slotted headstocks. There was a bit of a learning curve for restringing at first, but it quickly became just as easy as paddleheads for me. I love the look,...
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    A brief history of Martin’s investment in Mexico....

    A brief history of Martin’s investment in Mexico.



    https://youtu.be/NaFfyHPKupo


    Scooter
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    I agree with everything you’ve said here. Threads...

    I agree with everything you’ve said here. Threads like this are why I don’t bother to post very often and why if I were to find the means to buy one of these Ukes, I probably wouldn’t be inclined to...
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