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    That's a great deal for a bulletproof Uke. Except...

    That's a great deal for a bulletproof Uke. Except now we need a better euphemism given the sad state of affairs. Someone will jump on this. Hope they won't jump on me we're using that word.
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    Bravo RG! The whole point is to play the...

    Bravo RG! The whole point is to play the instrument, bring music out into the world and sweeten your soul. I'm glad you've been able to find great musical companions both in ukulele acquisitions and...
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    I had a Kaka ukulele which is made by Enya. It is...

    I had a Kaka ukulele which is made by Enya. It is production line but it was well made, thoughtfully designed, and had great tone for a laminate. It's the one in my profile picture. I sold it to a...
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    I play and sing Jazz standards all the time. I...

    I play and sing Jazz standards all the time. I never used a ukulele specific book, but I did explore some.
    The music is more complex than your standard folk music but once you understand the...
  5. Okay just to confuse I'll weigh in. I regularly...

    Okay just to confuse I'll weigh in. I regularly play soprano and concert. Equally comfortable with both but would probably lean towards soprano if I had to choose most comfortable, and wasn't needing...
  6. Mine survived! However she did have separation...

    Mine survived! However she did have separation anxiety, oops I mean separation issues on the back, and an annoying buzz. So I sent her back to Hawaii for some R&R at KoAloha. Peng (who created Rebel...
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    If I don't like the tone...it can't be love. I f...

    If I don't like the tone...it can't be love. I f it can't be love, it can't be played.

    I used to think Tenor size was a deal breaker til I met one I adore.
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    I can see a Leon Redbone season coming. His whole...

    I can see a Leon Redbone season coming. His whole catalog of music works great with ukulele.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ru4IqqeNduM
    Without my walking stick I'd go insane ...
  9. So good to see that Vic is making ukuleles again....

    So good to see that Vic is making ukuleles again. People this is a steal!
    My Blue Frog soprano is my all-time favorite. Not only is it gorgeous, but the sound and the playability is amazing. Mine...
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    I had a similar problem with the A string on my...

    I had a similar problem with the A string on my cheapy cheapy Uke. It wouldn't go flying but it kept going flat and I kept retuning and it still kept going flat. I asked a luthier friend of mine...
  11. Thank you everyone for your patience and...

    Thank you everyone for your patience and interest. The uke is sold and on its way!
  12. Offer is still pending. Due to different time...

    Offer is still pending. Due to different time zones and sleep schedules there has been a bit of a delay. I will keep you posted. Please be patient. Thank you everyone for your comments and interest.
  13. Unique custom ukulele made by Donna Loprinzi. ...

    Unique custom ukulele made by Donna Loprinzi.

    Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
    Back and Sides: Solid Maple
    Stain: Tobacco Brown throughout
    Rosette black and white
    Binding: Black encasing top, back,...
  14. Loprinzi Spruce Top Concert Maple Body with cool tobacco stain!

    This ukulele is hand-crafted like a jewel box with smooth clean lines. It is a joy to hold and play. The spruce top with Maple body responds with clear note separation, ideal for fingerstyle. With 19...
  15. Thread: My Dilemma

    by rubykey
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    Sounds to me like you want to let it go....

    Sounds to me like you want to let it go. Someone's going to get a great deal.
    Have you contacted KoAloha? The company is highly unusual in that they really really really want you to be happy with...
  16. Since the Melody is Unchained, you can substitute...

    Since the Melody is Unchained, you can substitute whatever melody note your ear feels satisfied with.
    Sorry I couldn't resist the Unchained comment.
    But seriously you can always substitute. A lot...
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    You got a great story out of it! All of my ukes...

    You got a great story out of it! All of my ukes have a story connected to them. Now what the story is it's up to you, and all of us responding have created our own story around your story. I think...
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    Oh my! Stunning. You can't go wrong with KoAloha....

    Oh my! Stunning. You can't go wrong with KoAloha. My preferred K brand. The tone is loud and resonant. And this one is gorgeous. I am on a ukulele diet, and poised to downsize my stash so I can...
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    Although I never thought about it, I agree with...

    Although I never thought about it, I agree with Bill. I too don't understand the loathe of friction tuners. I started with them and I continue with them. In fact I switched clunky geared to friction...
  20. Pete died five years ago today at the age of 95....

    Pete died five years ago today at the age of 95. Thanks for the tribute with an unknown-ish song.
    One of my favorite Pete Seeger songs that I've been singing for 25 years. First time I sang it at...
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    Go to a shop if you can, or go to a ukulele...

    Go to a shop if you can, or go to a ukulele Meetup, or try Craigslist. Many people have too many ukuleles and they'd be happy to sell you one of their starter ukuleles. I'm sure someone on this site...
  22. I did it without a book. I wanted to know where...

    I did it without a book. I wanted to know where the notes were on the ukulele. Just like on a piano if I press an F sharp I know it's an F sharp because I know it like I know what the color blue...
  23. Thread: side markers

    by rubykey
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    Even though my mainland is no longer new, I...

    Even though my mainland is no longer new, I haven't wanted to drill holes in it, nor adorn it with tacky tape or nail polish. So I have a silver sharpie to make circle side markers. I think this...
  24. I have a Loprinzi maple concert. It's very easy...

    I have a Loprinzi maple concert. It's very easy to play and the tone is clear and crisp. Excellent note separation.
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    20589 Homestead Road Cupertino Odd Fellows ...

    20589 Homestead Road Cupertino Odd Fellows
    Fourth Wednesday of the month 6 to 9 p.m. $5 contribution + potluck
    This is a Hawaiian Jam. I'm sure at first it would be challenging if you don't know...
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