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    Many fluorocarbon strings are a bit thicker....

    Many fluorocarbon strings are a bit thicker. These are close to the Martin dimensions. I would be curious how they compare.
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    You can find YouTube reviews or performances of various instruments that may at least give you a basic idea of sound. You do have to take them with a grain of salt as some are just hawking an...
  3. Which Wunderkammer? Those that I have seen pics...

    Which Wunderkammer? Those that I have seen pics of or that I have heard sound amazing
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    Nice deal. These are surprisingly good players....

    Nice deal. These are surprisingly good players. Good luck with it!
  5. Thread: Gator soprano case

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    Have you treated the case yet? I am really...

    Have you treated the case yet? I am really curious to see pictures
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    They are nice quality strings. Perhaps they lean...

    They are nice quality strings. Perhaps they lean a little closer in tone/feel to Nylguts than fluorocarbon, but they are clean and clear with a nice body to the sound. They have a nice quality all...
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    It is hard for me to tell much about the wood or...

    It is hard for me to tell much about the wood or instrument as the images load very small on my computer.
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    https://sites.google.com/site/ukulelemakers/o/osbo...

    https://sites.google.com/site/ukulelemakers/o/osborn-samuel

    Will give you somewhere to start
  9. Thread: Kiwaya KTS-4

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    In the words of comedian Steven Wright-"For my...

    In the words of comedian Steven Wright-"For my birthday I got a humidifier and a dehumidifier. I put them in the same room and let them fight it out."
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    Nice job on a timeless tune. I know what you...

    Nice job on a timeless tune.

    I know what you mean about the range. It was always a little stretch for me, but as the years have gone by I sometimes need to bring the Beatles tunes down a bit to...
  11. Thread: LOUD strings?

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    Maybe Aquila Sugar? They seem to be a nice...

    Maybe Aquila Sugar? They seem to be a nice balance in sound somewhere between nylon and fluorocarbon
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    As soon as I read that, my first thought was...

    As soon as I read that, my first thought was -John will love this!
  13. Thread: Long stalls.

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    Yes, I find stalls are a regular occurrence

    Yes, I find stalls are a regular occurrence
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    I have seen that from some string makers. I hope...

    I have seen that from some string makers. I hope someone who can discuss string tension/tuning/scale length can weigh in on this.
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    As I read this thread I recalled that years ago I...

    As I read this thread I recalled that years ago I was on his list, but I think he stopped building for a time and I never ended up getting one. I may have to try again.
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    Good to know. I had asked him sometime back and...

    Good to know. I had asked him sometime back and he was open to shipping abroad.
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    When buying an instrument, the term luthier may...

    When buying an instrument, the term luthier may mean lots of things, depending on one's interpretation. I have often felt the same about the term "musician". Some guy learns 3 chords on the guitar...
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    I have long admired a nice Brazilian body! Oh,...

    I have long admired a nice Brazilian body! Oh, wait, what were we talking about?
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    I believe he will ship to the US

    I believe he will ship to the US
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    These would probably be characterized as...

    These would probably be characterized as sopranino

    http://djmorganukuleles.co.uk/portfolio/mini-pineapple-ukulele/
  21. Thread: Martin Is Open!

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    Yes, I reacted the same way when I read that. As...

    Yes, I reacted the same way when I read that. As we all know, it is an instrument all on its own, not just a mini guitar. I have never heard anyone say the violin is the gateway drug to the cello!
  22. Thread: Gator soprano case

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    Yes, the Gator cases (both the Journeyman and the...

    Yes, the Gator cases (both the Journeyman and the standard black hard school) fit those vintage ukes beautifully.

    Show some pics when you get it all done!
  23. Thread: $99.00 Martin C1k

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    These days Amazon is not always reliable. You...

    These days Amazon is not always reliable. You have to be careful of the seller and again avoid the options that are too good to be true. There is a lot of bogus stuff out there
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    The old ones are found on the 20s era Gibsons...

    The old ones are found on the 20s era Gibsons ukes and banjo ukes

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    Despite some of the points made here, I do love...

    Despite some of the points made here, I do love the look of those Waverly tuners and I may try them at some point. I think they would be a good choice on a vintage soprano. Christopher Davis Shannon...
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