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    Thanks, Maguwa and Allen. My friend actually...

    Thanks, Maguwa and Allen. My friend actually wants a narrower fretboard than a tres, which is why he’s going for the baritone uke. He’s decided to attempt this with nylon strings instead. He may end...
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    Baritone Uke - to- Cuban Tres conversion?

    Hello esteemed builders. A friend of mine asked me about the feasibility of converting a baritone ukulele into a Cuban tres. He was thinking of doing this with an inexpensive, possibly laminate,...
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    Hi Zane. I have an LU-8 that I haven't played in...

    Hi Zane. I have an LU-8 that I haven't played in a long time. I'd sell it for $90 plus shipping. Send me a private message if you're interested, and I'll take photos and get you details.
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    This was an ebay seller, who didn't know the...

    This was an ebay seller, who didn't know the history of the ukulele. He was not the builder or even the first owner. I purchased it because he said it was in excellent condition, and there was...
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    Well, the seller agreed to let me return the...

    Well, the seller agreed to let me return the ukulele, so I think everything will be all right (at least for me). I thank all of you luthiers for sharing your expertise. It made it possible for me to...
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    Thank you, Brad. That was actually part of my...

    Thank you, Brad. That was actually part of my original question/thought: whether this was just an overly thick finish that was failing. I did notice the finish around the fret ends flaking off. It...
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    Thank you both for weighing in! Having...

    Thank you both for weighing in! Having ascertained that the stuff around the bridge isn't something on the surface like polishing compound, I've contacted the seller and am trying to convince him...
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    Hi Sequoia. Whatever it is, it's hard. Definitely...

    Hi Sequoia. Whatever it is, it's hard. Definitely not polishing compound. At this point, I am just putting the ukulele back in the case and seeking a return/refund. The seller had claimed it was in...
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    Thank you Pete Howlett. Is lacquer shrinkage a...

    Thank you Pete Howlett. Is lacquer shrinkage a normal thing?



    Thank you Sequoia. (By the way, are you the builder of a certain black-walnut tenor that I once owned named "Chico"?)
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    Thank you Timbuck and ProfChris. I'm trying to...

    Thank you Timbuck and ProfChris. I'm trying to determine if I have grounds to return this uke or if this is just a normal thing that happens with some uke finishes.
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    Luthiers, Please Tell Me What This Is

    Esteemed builders, I seek your advice. I just picked up this ukulele, which was made about 15 years ago by a small Hawaiian builder who’s no longer around. The photos I saw online gave me no cause...
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    Thank you, Hendulele, UkeCaster and EDW! And...

    Thank you, Hendulele, UkeCaster and EDW! And Dave, I’ll talk with you off-board. The suggestions are all very much appreciated.
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    Need tuners for 1930s Martin 1

    Hi everyone. I have a 1930s Martin Style 1 that needs tuners. I plan to sell the uke, so I don't want to alter it to accept modern tuners (even if I were keeping it, I wouldn't want to do that). The...
  14. Fun comparison! Thanks for sharing that, CPG.

    Fun comparison! Thanks for sharing that, CPG.
  15. Off topic, but you might get a kick out of this...

    Off topic, but you might get a kick out of this photo album I put up years ago. A friend visited with an old Martin 2 he had restored, and I photographed it next to the Weymann just for fun.
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  16. Thanks CPG! And I see you have a Weymann too. I...

    Thanks CPG! And I see you have a Weymann too. I have the 116. Cool, rare ukes.
  17. Thanks for vouching, Uke man!

    Thanks for vouching, Uke man!
  18. FS: KoAloha "Classic" Tenor with LR Baggs P/U & Hard Case

    SOLD. THANKS EVERYONE.

    Selling a KoAloha Tenor Classic with L.R. Baggs Pickup. Built in Hawaii in 2017. This KoAloha is a special build that features beautiful ebony on the fingerboard binding, in...
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    I have one I was about to list. I’ll PM you.

    I have one I was about to list. I’ll PM you.
  20. Hi Danerson. I have that very concert, which...

    Hi Danerson. I have that very concert, which never gets played because I prefer tenors! I’ll PM you.
  21. Hi Danerson. I have that very concert, which...

    Hi Danerson. I have that very concert, which never gets played because I prefer tenors! I’ll PM you.
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    Interesting. I didn't know Aria had purchased the...

    Interesting. I didn't know Aria had purchased the name. Thanks merlin666.
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    Hey, thanks Martinlover. I hadn't heard of her...

    Hey, thanks Martinlover. I hadn't heard of her before. Just watched a couple of videos on Youtube and really enjoyed them.
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    Tell Me About Kelii Ukuleles

    Hi everyone. I just picked up a used Kelii concert uke, and I'm super-impressed with the sound and playability. I've looked around the web for more information about Kelii, but I get the feeling...
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    My soprano playing days are behind me, and I’ve...

    My soprano playing days are behind me, and I’ve got two vintage Martin Style 1s that don’t get any playing time anymore. I’ve been meaning to post them for sale, but haven’t gotten around to...
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