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    I like the oval sound hole. It is somewhat...

    I like the oval sound hole. It is somewhat reminiscent of the old Selmer Maccaferri instruments or the round hole arch top Gibsons
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    Yes, you will find that whether it be through...

    Yes, you will find that whether it be through seller dishonestly or ignorance, those old instruments are not always in the condition that is claimed. Perhaps the neck is straight, but there may be...
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    Sounds great

    Sounds great
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    A good reason to make fretless instruments!

    A good reason to make fretless instruments!
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    A number of the companies mentioned had a high...

    A number of the companies mentioned had a high end and then created a budget line It may be more of a challenge to have a lower end instrument and try to establish a presence in the higher end...
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    Maybe Kala should have come up with another name...

    Maybe Kala should have come up with another name just as Toyota=Lexus, Honda= Acura, etc
  7. You might consider a reputable shop rather than...

    You might consider a reputable shop rather than ebay or reverb. It would make it easier to ask questions and may offer the option for returns if there was an issue.
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    Maybe the Kala luthier shop has free beer...

    Maybe the Kala luthier shop has free beer Fridays! :cheers:
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    Yes, I would consider getting more info. I would...

    Yes, I would consider getting more info. I would only consider the risk if it was a crazy good deal
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    Yes, they can be kept going in that way. Once...

    Yes, they can be kept going in that way. Once they start getting a little "crunchy", sitting in an airtight container with some moisture will rehydrate them. While I like D'Addario products, if you...
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    That is just nuts!

    That is just nuts!
  12. At the same time, even if you are playing other...

    At the same time, even if you are playing other people's music knowing some theory can help in many ways. Sometimes you may wish to make changes or corrections to the written chart, sometimes you may...
  13. Thread: Favilla soprano

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    The body shapes vary a bit. I recall reading that...

    The body shapes vary a bit. I recall reading that Tom Favilla said they did not use a form. They may have used them later
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    A UAS dream!

    A UAS dream!
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    Having the shop means the UAS would be taken care...

    Having the shop means the UAS would be taken care of. Kind of 2 birds with one stone.....
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    Dating them can be a puzzle. Even if you assume...

    Dating them can be a puzzle. Even if you assume that tuners are original, there are a variety of factors to consider- frets, stamps, decal, headstock shape, fretboard shape, etc. There are a number...
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    I have it. I am just saying that there may be...

    I have it. I am just saying that there may be more details
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    I suppose it is possible that 1947 might mean...

    I suppose it is possible that 1947 might mean that is when they permanently stopped using them. I have also heard that conflicting info that you mention. It would be interesting to find out more.
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    That would be fun to hear, although she certainly...

    That would be fun to hear, although she certainly has a massive enough catalogue of her own. Sometime back I was listening to Taperstry after not hearing it for a number of years and was really...
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    One of my favorites! Great job capturing the feel...

    One of my favorites! Great job capturing the feel of that song.

    Some interesting trivia- Todd wrote that trying to do a song that was in the style of Carole King. On that tune and the first 3...
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    If the strings you are using are designed for C,...

    If the strings you are using are designed for C, tuning it down for G might be a little flabby, so you have to see what works for your instrument and your tastes.
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    One other option to consider is tuning the tenor...

    One other option to consider is tuning the tenor down a half or full step (B or Bb tuning). That can really improve the feel and resonance of many tenors
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    Interesting......while I know some like a low G...

    Interesting......while I know some like a low G soprano, I have read that acoustically it is too low to resonate well with the size of a traditional soprano. I don't know where that "sweet spot"may...
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    Maybe Ken will consider offering handmade cases...

    Maybe Ken will consider offering handmade cases with his ukes!
  25. Thread: Banjo anyone?

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    Are you sure? 133399

    Are you sure?

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