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    Yes, glad to see some like-minded ukers here! ...

    Yes, glad to see some like-minded ukers here!

    In my entire adult life, I have never owned a car. Instead, I have been using my bike or the public transport system to go anywhere. As such, any form...
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    To be fair, Anuenue ukes have been sold in Europe...

    To be fair, Anuenue ukes have been sold in Europe long before they were hyped in the U.S. Southern Ukulele Store had the Moon Birds in stock as early as 2016 (as this video shows), and Barry talks...
  3. Kala's tenor guitar model name is KA-GTR. If...

    Kala's tenor guitar model name is KA-GTR.

    If you are interested in the Pono UL, you might want to talk to Andrew from HMS about when and what they will have in stock. They may have stock that had...
  4. In order to sound anything like Townes Van Zandt,...

    In order to sound anything like Townes Van Zandt, you will need steel strings. As others have mentioned, the Pono UL4 is just slightly bigger than a baritone, and with some adaption of Travis...
  5. Very nice! Is it tuned linear or reentrant?

    Very nice! Is it tuned linear or reentrant?
  6. Using some spare time to bring up this post: The...

    Using some spare time to bring up this post: The case is still available for free if you come pick it up in the Zurich area.
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    As mentioned above, there was quite some heat on...

    As mentioned above, there was quite some heat on this forum towards that brand back in 2013 when they copied the design of Chuck Moore Bettah ukulele, resulting in an official apology from Uluru...
  8. Anyone familiar with Caravelle Kitchen Ukulele?

    I stumbled across this French builder on Instagram. His name is Matthieu Tueret, he calls his shop "Caravelle Kitchen", and he builds ukes with all kinds unique designs:
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    I'm utterly grateful for all this forum has...

    I'm utterly grateful for all this forum has offered to the international ukulele community over the past decade.

    A realtime live chat platform can never replace a forum that continues to be a base...
  10. Just to be clear, the Ohana Redwood/Rosewood is...

    Just to be clear, the Ohana Redwood/Rosewood is not a new model, they have been offering this for at least the past eight years (since 2012), although in limited supply.

    Redwood can be a great...
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    I think it has to do with VAT and other taxes and...

    I think it has to do with VAT and other taxes and custom fees that are added on these products in Japan. Let me add that at 19 percent VAT, European prices don't look good to many buyers from other...
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    Great decision, go for that Kamaka that will give...

    Great decision, go for that Kamaka that will give you everything you can get from a Hawaiian made all solid Koa instrument, and more: a name that is connected to history and tradition more than any...
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    Congratulations, that looks extremely special! I...

    Congratulations, that looks extremely special! I saw the pictures that Hank posted on Instagram and loved that wood combo.
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    Welcome to the Underground, great introduction!...

    Welcome to the Underground, great introduction! Craving for one solid all Koa ukulele isn't really a severe case of UAS (just look at my signature). It's actually a great sign that you appreciate...
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    My own personal and very subjective ranking would...

    My own personal and very subjective ranking would be Kamaka for Soprano (most traditional, long history), Kanilea for concert (huge sound due to the "dreadnought" body shape, preference for geared...
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    Similar round profile, a little less chunky. I...

    Similar round profile, a little less chunky. I find it very comfortable.
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    Looks like a Martin Mahogany Soprano. She has...

    Looks like a Martin Mahogany Soprano. She has many other cute songs playing the ukulele.
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    Such a sweet song, and what a great performance!...

    Such a sweet song, and what a great performance!

    I think you might also like the following tune from Kate Micucci's guest appearance in "Scrubs":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il1VTVYRQD8
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    How do you know that the XS Romero models are no...

    How do you know that the XS Romero models are no longer being made? From what I've seen, they just have a rather small output, and are sharing it among so many different models now that not all of...
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    Good questions and suggestions from Ms Bean. In...

    Good questions and suggestions from Ms Bean. In addition to what she said, it is important to know that almost everybody will feel this way the first time she or he plays in a larger group. Everybody...
  21. Perhaps the wood wasn't properly dried and is now...

    Perhaps the wood wasn't properly dried and is now working underneath the finish? Have you tried to look or touch from the inside?
  22. Wow, that was beautiful. Perfect harmonies, like...

    Wow, that was beautiful. Perfect harmonies, like the Dixie Chicks.
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    I have several Pono and one KoAloha Opio tenor...

    I have several Pono and one KoAloha Opio tenor and find the neck profiles to be very similar: perfectly rounded, not shallow like a Kanilea. Pono is about 1mm thicker (I measured). Despite the wider...
  24. Heck of a story, thanks for sharing! Reading...

    Heck of a story, thanks for sharing! Reading through your entire manifesto of Aloha really lifted my spirit.
  25. Thread: NUD Romero

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    Congratulations, you picked a great one!

    Congratulations, you picked a great one!
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