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    That is what your loved ones give you at...

    That is what your loved ones give you at Christmas or your Birthday Day:biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:

    To me presence means up front and attention grabbing sound. Maybe the high notes are a bit...
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    Congratulations on the new classical guitar. I...

    Congratulations on the new classical guitar. I have a Cordoba Cadete which is a 3/4 size like your Valencia. I really like this size as a transition from ukulele to guitar. Small enough to have ease...
  3. How many maple ukuleles have you played? I bought...

    How many maple ukuleles have you played? I bought into that stereotype as well, until playing Solorules all maple Kala Elite, the darn thing is warm and mellow sounding. Go to HMS listen to the Steve...
  4. First off low G tuning on ukulele has been around...

    First off low G tuning on ukulele has been around since the early to mid 1900s so it is not a new fade.

    I started playing reentrant only but loved the sound of low G when listening to someone...
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    Like Rolli my performance ukes must sound good...

    Like Rolli my performance ukes must sound good with my voice when I am singing overtop of them and be easy playing. But I also fingerpick and play chord melody and need good note separation, clarity...
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    “Oh lord won’t ya buy me a Mercedes Benz all my...

    “Oh lord won’t ya buy me a Mercedes Benz all my friends they drive Porsche’s I must make a menz”...........love it Nickie, great choice and good going.
  7. A big WELL DONE Mike. The more you do something...

    A big WELL DONE Mike. The more you do something the more comfortable you become, even if it is just a little bit.

    I like Kens idea of you and your wife working towards a duet. Might not want to...
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    Baz and VintageGibson thanks for the input. I...

    Baz and VintageGibson thanks for the input. I agree that fret wear should not be happening this quickly. The friend with the OU ukuleles has had them for a few years and he plays a lot.
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    A friend and playing partner has three Outdoor...

    A friend and playing partner has three Outdoor Ukuleles. When I voiced my concern about the wound low G string possibly causing fret wear he said all three of his Outdoor Ukes showed signs of fret...
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    Yup.....mine is in my suitcase and will be flying...

    Yup.....mine is in my suitcase and will be flying to Mexico in the cargo hold for a two week vacation. Can’t do that with an all solid wood ukulele.

    Congratulations Jerry, I hope you have luck...
  11. Hey Anthonyg, check facts first before making...

    Hey Anthonyg, check facts first before making incorrect assumptions.

    Pono did indeed develop this as a dedicated steel string instrument from the ground up.......and they know what they are doing....
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    Welcome to UU, yes it is a wealth of knowledge...

    Welcome to UU, yes it is a wealth of knowledge and a nice place to hang out, great people here. I see you have already acquired some very fine instruments, smart move.
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    I answered your question in the thread you...

    I answered your question in the thread you started before I saw this. I can honestly say that with Savarez or D’Addario high tension florocarbon strings it is a different instrument. It is loud and...
  14. I own a Cordoba Cadet which is 3/4 size. I bought...

    I own a Cordoba Cadet which is 3/4 size. I bought it used and the strings seems old and a bit dead or dull sounding. I restrung it with high tension Savarez fluorocarbon strings to increase tension,...
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    Thanks Nickie. A friend and playing partner has...

    Thanks Nickie. A friend and playing partner has two Outdoor Ukuleles, they have the same all black fretboard. He ordered a set of decals for each, different patterns then mine and they look great as...
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    Oh man this is the first I have of this. My heart...

    Oh man this is the first I have of this. My heart is broken, being Canadian we were all so proud of Neil as he was considered one of the greatest drummers. The band Rush is iconic for...
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    Very cool.........you have basically made a Tenor...

    Very cool.........you have basically made a Tenor Guitar. I have a Blueridge and a Regal resonator tenor guitars, they are acoustic. Google Eastwood instruments for massive eye candy on the electric...
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    I thought about that too Ken, the nut might be...

    I thought about that too Ken, the nut might be hollow with modeled nut slots. I might drill a small hole and see if it is solid or not. I am getting use to playing it so might not need to make any...
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    Damn Rainer.........you just had to show the Pepe...

    Damn Rainer.........you just had to show the Pepe steel string guilele.;)

    I look forward to you starting this thread every year. I really appreciate the contribution this makes to our community ....
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    Congratulations on your upcoming Beansprout...

    Congratulations on your upcoming Beansprout baritone. I love both wood samples you picked, lots of character, grain and color.

    I have a Mya Moe baritone, owned a tenor. Their neck profile has a...
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    I am in the same dilemma as you, outside to...

    I am in the same dilemma as you, outside to outside is more accurate. But nut slots are cut center to center so that is how I measured these string distants
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    Yea I can be the same with metric, although as...

    Yea I can be the same with metric, although as Canadian we are suppose know this stuff. We are splitting hairs, ;) as Choirguy said and yourself it is just a bit narrower then usual. But still an...
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    Here are measurements taken with dial calipers...

    Here are measurements taken with dial calipers then laid on the steel rule for reference. I measure things for a living so I am a bit anal about this stuff :p


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    Hey Baz, below are pictures I just took of a...

    Hey Baz, below are pictures I just took of a steel rule up against the nut and and then the strings to substantiate my stated dimensions. As you can see the nut is between 1-5/16" & 1-3/8". Multiple...
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    I ordered it on December 9th and he shipped out...

    I ordered it on December 9th and he shipped out December 10th, I ordered 4 of them.

    He also emailed me back right after my order to ask what make and model of ukuleles. They are computer cut and...
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