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    Great responses, and that's a fabulous build by...

    Great responses, and that's a fabulous build by George Thomas. I guess the ukulele neck is too short with the exception of maybe a baritone or a special request.
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    Assemetrical neck profile?

    I have often wondered why neck profiles are symmetrical. Would a flattened bass side or even a groove work nicely with the thumb up and down the neck. Or has this already been tried and discarded?
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    The 25% sliding scale is what I have encountered...

    The 25% sliding scale is what I have encountered at local walk in stores. This puts my repaired Martins either priced too high or my return is a loser. Also some are reluctant to give a repaired...
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    Thank for first of all, letting me in, my...

    Thank for first of all, letting me in, my experience rates this site as the best of all ukulele sites. Great job these past few years.
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    Revisited the pieces and ran an other test...

    Revisited the pieces and ran an other test finish, almost no noticeable change. Must have cured in the last few years. Thanks I'm inspired to use it now.
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    So glad you posted this interview. I was curious...

    So glad you posted this interview. I was curious about this instrument, now the construction makes as much marvelous sense as the design.
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    Buy this Martin, you'll love it.

    Buy this Martin, you'll love it.
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    Someday I will get out there to Funky Frets and...

    Someday I will get out there to Funky Frets and tour the Mainland Mother Church, AKA CF Martin & Co.
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    My take is that the Amazon product is for a tenor...

    My take is that the Amazon product is for a tenor guitar, the scale length should be 17.25" for your ukulele. The fret might be secured with super glue if the gap isn't too wide. Send pictures of the...
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    Good suggestion, it looks better to.

    Good suggestion, it looks better to.
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    I can upload from my Apple (Upload from computer)...

    I can upload from my Apple (Upload from computer) when I post an item, but can't when replying to PMs, they want a URL.
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    121664I've decided to lower the price to UU...

    121664I've decided to lower the price to UU patrons The 1Ms 1934-35 &
    1936-41 will each go for $300+shopping.121663
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    If the ding is a compression one, the steaming...

    If the ding is a compression one, the steaming method does work. I use a thin soldering pencil, put drop in the ding lightly touch the drop not the wood, repeat but don't let the wet area extend much...
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    Interesting request. If I had the time and...

    Interesting request. If I had the time and motivation I would try it in an arched laminated back pineapple.
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    I would pull the 2 high frets if you don't play...

    I would pull the 2 high frets if you don't play them anyway. The new frets were probably new or newer stock. I have found it impossible to get fret wire that is the same dimensions as the vintage...
  16. Couldn't post the link, but Jimmy did a similar...

    Couldn't post the link, but Jimmy did a similar one with The Who, and yes Pete Townshend played and dispatched a ukulele as only he can do.
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    I have a few thin scraps that look great I was...

    I have a few thin scraps that look great I was considering using it as a head stock veneer, The test piece seemed to change color (green going to brown) when shellac was applied, did you experience...
  18. I caught a 3 hr. class from him at a Reno Uke...

    I caught a 3 hr. class from him at a Reno Uke Fest many years ago. Still use His advise "listen to the high hat on the drums for Pop Music strum patterns".
  19. As George Fromby was very popular playing one,...

    As George Fromby was very popular playing one, there should be some nice vintage Banjoukes floating around over there.
  20. Had an SS Stewart from the 20s that was quite...

    Had an SS Stewart from the 20s that was quite penetrating, I put a sock between the bar and the head when playing in a circle of ukulele players so not to dominate the sound. Aquila strings for it...
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    I like the 1918 M1 (sound & playing), with the...

    I like the 1918 M1 (sound & playing), with the wooden pegs it is not for every one (Pegheads can be installed for $75). Which I would do if I were to keep it. My keeper is a 1943 Concert with them on...
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    That looks like Burning Uke 1. the only one where...

    That looks like Burning Uke 1. the only one where they burnt it vertical.
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    Save it for a Guy Fawkes bonfire.

    Save it for a Guy Fawkes bonfire.
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    3 Martins + 1

    121460An offer of close to the $300 and $25 S&H Con USA gets any one of these Martin Sopranos.
    They are from left to right on the group picture
    A 1918-19 Style 1M, 1936-41 1M and a 1934-35 1M...
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    Only if it is vintage, My grandfather had one,...

    Only if it is vintage, My grandfather had one, fishing pole that is.
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