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    Thanks everyone for the thoughtful responses!...

    Thanks everyone for the thoughtful responses! Yeah, I was hesitant to use the koa for my first uke. I asked Chuck way back and he said "just make it!" But I think I will start with a kit. Then...
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    Building my first uke!

    This summer I'm making my first ukulele, from wood I got from Chuck Moore years ago!

    If you would, what are your biggest pieces of first-time advice?

    P.s. it's an all koa ukulele, so the...
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    how much did it cost for this configuration in...

    how much did it cost for this configuration in you don't mind me asking? and let's hear that sound sample!
  4. If it had electronics... and if I had 2k, I'd be...

    If it had electronics... and if I had 2k, I'd be all over that puppy. beautiful.
  5. Could you put up a video of it?

    Could you put up a video of it?
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    fast picking of one string.... how is it done!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPWRGVqY6gE&feature=plcp&context=C342a8a7UDOEgsToPDskIaYWJjF1Lupy57TtHyntLr

    this is a link to a video of matt dahlberg playing his moore bettah. at 1:10 he does this...
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    I have the high tide and it's been a wonderful...

    I have the high tide and it's been a wonderful and faithful companion
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    ok, i started a little high, i figured some...

    ok, i started a little high, i figured some haggling was invloved. i paid over 1300 for the uke with taxes, 75 for the case, and shipping will be included. the uke is brand new, it's barely been...
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    also, the uke is now strung up with d'addario pro...

    also, the uke is now strung up with d'addario pro arte strings rather than the hilo's that are one in the pics
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    sorry i was in the middle of uploading the...

    sorry i was in the middle of uploading the pictures to my photobucket. here are the pictures

    http://s1082.photobucket.com/albums/j378/Jesse_Hampsch/ukulele/?action=view&current=DSC_0241.jpg

    as...
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    Solid koa custom tenor uke

    up for sale is my custom koa tenor uke made in hawaii. it is practically brand new. if there are any questions let me know
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    if you post pictures i would love to see it. i...

    if you post pictures i would love to see it. i can drive to portland if i was so inclined to buy it. i'm in northern idaho
  13. Thread: Purple Heart!

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    Purple Heart!

    it's such a beautiful wood, but i read that it is very brittle. what parts of the ukulele would be suitable to make with purple heart? how bout the sap wood? is it brittle as well?
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    lemon oil is great for a healthy fretboard. what...

    lemon oil is great for a healthy fretboard. what kind of wood is the fretboard? something like ebony won't need to be oiled as much, being a less porous wood. if you have a rosewood like cocobolo or...
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    Carbon fiber, an untapped material for ukes?

    bracing, mostly it's made of wood. but what about carbon fiber? it's strong and durable so why wouldn't it make a good bracing material? i'm looking into maybe creating a bracing system out of carbon...
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    cause that's where i went for my vacation. i knew...

    cause that's where i went for my vacation. i knew i wasn't gonna go to any other islands
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    Finish work? which would you use?

    i doing research on finishing an ukulele. what methods do you prefer? i'd be starting out so i don't have expensive equipment. i've heard good things about the french polish. what do you guys think?
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    thanks for the kanaka916! i know "cheap"...

    thanks for the kanaka916!

    i know "cheap" isn't the best word, i know you always get what you pay for, i'm just thinking more inexpensive.

    1500-2500 is what i want to stay around
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    Great, cheap, custom ukulele?!?!

    I have been playing uke for a while now and i have a luna high tide tenor uku. i'm looking for that perfect ukulele with great flamed koa, slotted headstock, a pickup... ya know, the works.

    what...
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