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  1. Ordered a custom Libero from Antica Ukuleleria. ...

    Ordered a custom Libero from Antica Ukuleleria. Originally ordered in 2019 shortly before Marco decided to change his specialty line (the went off and got married!) Re-ordered in early 2020 when he...
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    FWIW, my will is set up so that it refers to a...

    FWIW, my will is set up so that it refers to a 'limited property' addendum. In it I list my hand tools, some power tools, high end, custom bikes, and my ukes with names to whom I want them gifted. ...
  3. How about an Italian Luthier? Marco Todeschini...

    How about an Italian Luthier? Marco Todeschini is a luthier at his company named Antica Ukuleleria. Here's a link to his "Allergo" sopranino. He only makes a few at a time (after getting request)...
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    Poll: Another +1 for Levy's Leathers Straps... all...

    Another +1 for Levy's Leathers Straps... all quality. I have both the fabric, woven styles, and -my favorite is a skinny leather version that has no buckles. It adjusts using a cut in the straps...
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    That observation makes some sense. Taking the...

    That observation makes some sense. Taking the creation of strings beyond fishing line :-) I might pose the question to Joel with my next order (likely years away!)
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    Sorry for the belated inquiry... I've been...

    Sorry for the belated inquiry... I've been following this thread and it raised a curiosity about Joel's Uke Logic sets.

    Whether the high tension or low tension, his sets are not specific to...
  7. Thanks. As in my other comments, I am going to...

    Thanks. As in my other comments, I am going to keep trying, and trying a set on a concert.
  8. I'm going to keep trying with daily strumming and...

    I'm going to keep trying with daily strumming and warming up, picking through my scale warmups. As I mention in my reply to mimmo, no criticism is intended... only feedback :-) I agree on the...
  9. Thanks for the offer. However I'm going to try a...

    Thanks for the offer. However I'm going to try a set of the concerts on my Ohana 50G. The resonant cedar top can be an amplifier of characteristics better than anything I've tried !!!

    I'll...
  10. Hi mimmo, Thanks again to your and your staff...

    Hi mimmo,
    Thanks again to your and your staff for tracking these down and getting FedEx to get-a-move-on !! I installed a soprano set on a 'travel' uke, spruce top, mahogany sides and back. I...
  11. My neighbor is an 'over the road' UPS...

    My neighbor is an 'over the road' UPS semi-driver. He's not heard of any such incidents reported (UPS keeps drivers informed of 'hot spots' or other transportation issues). Not saying it didn't...
  12. Finally arrived. Ordered May 12th, Left Italy...

    Finally arrived. Ordered May 12th,
    Left Italy on May 13th.
    Arrived Memphis Tennessee on May 14th
    Lounged around FedEx for SIXTEEN days until departing Memphis on May 30th.
    Arrived Madison...
  13. On May 12th I ordered my (4) sets of Mimmo's new...

    On May 12th I ordered my (4) sets of Mimmo's new Aquila 'squeakless' strings directly from him from Italy. He shipped them out the same day and the travel log shows they left Italy on the afternoon...
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    Our family uses Zelle and it's very fast, free,...

    Our family uses Zelle and it's very fast, free, and convenient. For us, payments have posted within minutes. Some do banking with "banks" while others are Credit Union members. Your bank has to...
  15. To the contrary, they are sold through some of...

    To the contrary, they are sold through some of their distribution chain. Right now, Ukulele Station ( HMS outlet ) has 3 or 4 "Factory Specials" which they characterize as KoAloha B-Stock. They,...
  16. Thanks for sharing your experience. Nice to know...

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Nice to know that something eventually fulfills :-)
  17. Update. My order shipped on the day I ordered...

    Update.
    My order shipped on the day I ordered and arrived in Memphis, TN (FedEx hub) on the 14th... it's now the 26th and tracking has no estimated date of delivery. Anna (from Mimmo's shipping)...
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    [edit] sorry, the cases to which I referred seem...

    [edit] sorry, the cases to which I referred seem to be gone. they still have a few soprano 'tweed' archtops for $50.

    Check the Kala website ( I believe it's kalabrand.com ). They have a number...
  19. Grazie Mimmo! I too have ordered ( #2892 ) Thank...

    Grazie Mimmo!
    I too have ordered ( #2892 ) Thank you for your generous offer. These will go well on my new Antica Ukulereria Libero concert. Italian strings on an Italian master luthiers'...
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    I purchased 3mm and 4mm stainless steel beads...

    I purchased 3mm and 4mm stainless steel beads from eBay. A search using "stainless steel beads" will get you dozens of sellers with all shapes and sizes at prices for lots of 10 to 500+

    Here's...
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    I live in a home using forced air heat and a wood...

    I live in a home using forced air heat and a wood burning fireplace. Even with a furnace attached whole-house humidifier it still registers at 30%. I invested in two humidifiers for each solid wood...
  22. The great mahogany figure on this is one of the...

    The great mahogany figure on this is one of the enticements I succumbed to!

    Yes, the Romero Creations Case is one of their "Access" branded thick padded. Not as solid as the Kanelia', but pretty...
  23. Thx, "dd". I've got a number of replies from UU...

    Thx, "dd". I've got a number of replies from UU Members; Reverb is an option, but their fees are pretty high.
  24. Weekend Bump. Price Reduction from $680 to $630.

    Weekend Bump. Price Reduction from $680 to $630.
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    Congrats! With regard to humidifying. With a...

    Congrats! With regard to humidifying. With a home using forced air heat and a wood burning fire place, I empathize. Even with a furnace attached whole-house humidifier it still registers at 30%. ...
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