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    I'm digging that cigar box. I have been thinking...

    I'm digging that cigar box. I have been thinking of making a similar one. Whoa, that is loooong neck!
  2. Tough question! I think Rob MacKillop. He is...

    Tough question! I think Rob MacKillop. He is actually available as a teacher via Skype - but schedules and time zones prevent me from taking advantage at the moment. For sheer fun I'd love an hour of...
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    There is no best, only play.

    There is no best, only play.
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    I bring my uke to work occasionally. I used to do...

    I bring my uke to work occasionally. I used to do it all the time. I have a couple of hours in the evening that should be prime practice time after most people go home. ...Then I got a new boss....
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    Wonderful stuff, Ondrej! I am interested in...

    Wonderful stuff, Ondrej! I am interested in getting this. Is there a CD with the book? Also - can you post the "Contents" page?

    I wish someone would do a book of Scarlatti. Daniel Estrem has...
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    Congratulations and all the best! I have had 27...

    Congratulations and all the best! I have had 27 years of marital blitz - I mean bliss - and I highly recommend it. In the words of Socrates, "A man should marry by all means. If he gets a good wife,...
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    Don't give up on playing classical music on the...

    Don't give up on playing classical music on the ukulele! John King's arrangements are quite challenging because of his complete devotion to the "campanella" style which demands that each note play on...
  8. This is SO hard! I guess for the sheer amount of...

    This is SO hard! I guess for the sheer amount of time I spend playing it, it would be my '40s vintage "Aloha" soprano. It has great intonation and sound. It's loud - not my loudest - but loud enough....
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    :biglaugh:

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    Wolfgang is a real inspiration for me. He has...

    Wolfgang is a real inspiration for me. He has done a number of classical pieces. I hope he decides to pick it up again someday. We all go through seasons and changes. I wish him all the best in...
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    I think the fretboard wear and the intonation...

    I think the fretboard wear and the intonation issues have convinced me not to mess with the Flake. I hated the decals anyway. I am looking for inexpensive ukes that will be used to give lessons to...
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    I joined the group. I am definitely a huge fan of...

    I joined the group. I am definitely a huge fan of the Les Paul. Is there anyway to attach a pre-amp or can you put a pre-amp in the line when you connect to the amp? The lack of a volume control is...
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    Wow! 4 pickups and steel strings. That thing is...

    Wow! 4 pickups and steel strings. That thing is going to rock. It has all the features. I just can't bring myself to go totally electric though.
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    Woohoo!!! It has arrived! I had to go to the post...

    Woohoo!!! It has arrived! I had to go to the post office this morning to get it because it came registered mail, but it is in my hot little hands! Can't open it though, gotta leave that for my boy,...
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    My experience is not as wide as some others. I...

    My experience is not as wide as some others. I have tended to stick to a narrow range of string brands, so my opinion may be less "educated" than some others here. I think it depends to a great...
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    Strings

    Thanks, Kanaka! I will withhold my judgement until I have tried out the bionylons, but I tend to gravitate toward Living Water and Worths, so I suspect that is where we will end up. I think part of...
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    Mine may be coming in today! The tracker says...

    Mine may be coming in today! The tracker says that it has arrived at my local postal distribution hub. It might be on my doorstep when I get home. I am a little concerned that it is coming...
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    Does anybody know about the Aquila "Bionylon"...

    Does anybody know about the Aquila "Bionylon" strings? They are supposed to be the strings on the Excelsius that I ordered. I may order some Living Water soprano strings if I don't like them. I am...
  19. Thread: Less is more

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    I have UAS pretty bad - but limited funds. My...

    I have UAS pretty bad - but limited funds. My "stable" has 7 ukes in it now. Each one is different and fulfills a different role. There are probably a couple I could sell - but I am not ready to go...
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    Anticipation...International shipping...

    Jane Austen said that anticipation is “..that sanguine expectation of happiness which is happiness itself”. If so, I ought be absolutely delirious with joy. I bought an Excelsius (Antonio Pinto...
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    I flew to Belize and back on Delta with my son....

    I flew to Belize and back on Delta with my son. We carried two ukes, an Aloha (antique) and an Outdoor Ukulele. Both were carried as carry on luggage. The ODU was in a padded gig bag and the Aloha...
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    Thanks, everybody! I know the Makala Dolphins are...

    Thanks, everybody! I know the Makala Dolphins are good.

    I was a little surprised about Schoenhut "Flea" copies. I saw a post from someone at Fluke/Flea that said that they were in negotiations...
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    Thanks, Phil! Yeah we just tested the ODU down...

    Thanks, Phil! Yeah we just tested the ODU down there and it performed well - although getting kids to be able to use those polycarbonate pegs would be impossible. You would have to use the Grover...
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    Teaching kids: best book? best uke?

    We are considering doing free musical instruction clinics or camps in rural areas of Central America.

    I would like advice on what instructional books would be the best to use - and we may have...
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    Outdoor Ukulele Torture Test - Belize

    Last week I was in Belize to do a service project in a remote village. My son came with me and we took two ukes. We took my Aloha soprano and an Outdoor Ukulele that was loaned to me by haolejohn. We...
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