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    Welcome, from also on the Cape! Are the concerts...

    Welcome, from also on the Cape! Are the concerts all spoken for? What general part of the Cape do you call home? I’m in the armpit, if you know what I mean.
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    You're absolutely right. And it's the little...

    You're absolutely right. And it's the little details that make it superb. Like the way the dark grain lines on the back line up perfectly with the edges of the dark heel cap. I guarantee that wasn't...
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    Ocarina + ukulele = ukurina? ocalele? Hmmm...

    Ocarina + ukulele = ukurina? ocalele? Hmmm...
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    Side sound ports are so 2018. This uke has...

    Side sound ports are so 2018. This uke has multiple micro-sound ports.
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    "I swear, Officer... that uke just jump out of...

    "I swear, Officer... that uke just jump out of the shadows and attacked me with a claw hammer. I did what I had to do to defend myself."
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    I played sousaphone in college, and our motto was...

    I played sousaphone in college, and our motto was "Excellence Through Volume"
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    Personally, I would think scraping would give you...

    Personally, I would think scraping would give you more control over the process. I'd go that route with a well-edged cabinet scraper.
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    It's available, but rare, and therefore...

    It's available, but rare, and therefore expensive. Up in the northern latitudes, it often doesn't grow much bigger than a shrub. Where I am, it'll get to 30-40ft. In the Mid-Atlantic, it grows...
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    118036 Took this a couple of days ago when the...

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    Took this a couple of days ago when the sun finally came out and the weather started warming up. Depending on how the wind was carrying, I may have entertained some fishermen on the dock...
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    Ya, right... You say it's holly. I say it's made...

    Ya, right... You say it's holly. I say it's made from angel's tears and unicorn breath.
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    Ilex opaca (American Holly)?

    I know itís not a common wood for instruments, but has anyone used American Holly (Ilex opaca) before? If so, in what capacity? How would you describe the experience and the final outcome?

    Hereís...
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    I agree with John. Though I'm still new to this,...

    I agree with John. Though I'm still new to this, I'm quickly realizing what sounds I can (and can't) get out of my instruments. I had bought a set of 2 ebony nuts and saddles for a future project...
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    Why limit yourself based on what’s “proper”? If a...

    Why limit yourself based on what’s “proper”? If a particular uke sounds better to your ears with a rosewood saddle, then use a rosewood saddle. That being said, I don’t think anyone’s ever thought to...
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    The conclusion was that saddle material makes a...

    The conclusion was that saddle material makes a small difference compared to the actual build quality and properties of the body itself. They compared it to performance cars where the body is the...
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    I had no idea they were in MA. Might be out of...

    I had no idea they were in MA. Might be out of the question for the OP, but thatís just a day trip for me. I think I know what Iím doing this summer.
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    ART Pro Audio DI?

    Can anyone provide opinions for or against ART Pro Audio DIs? Thereís a local liquidation sale and I can get one at a good price. But I donít know if itís a good value or a good fit for a uke?
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    These can do a mostly passable job at lowering the action slightly on an existing nut. However, they're not designed to cut like a file and don't actually have any grit or truly sharp edges on their...
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    Have you tried Biotin? I'm generally not a...

    Have you tried Biotin? I'm generally not a vitamin or supplements guy. But I also have weak nails that would split up the length of the nail, not break across. (This is before I started playing) Very...
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    Please, confuse us.

    Please, confuse us.
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    On a whim, I checked some of these titles on...

    On a whim, I checked some of these titles on Amazon and found Cumpanino’s Guitarmaking for $2.50. It’s the older edition and used, but what a bargain! Even with shipping, it was under $7. I also...
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    The library in my area partners with a local...

    The library in my area partners with a local music store. The store donated the instrument and accessories. Their business card is attached to the beginner book. There's a big sticker on the book as...
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    I'm loving this thread. What about Acoustic...

    I'm loving this thread.

    What about Acoustic Guitar Making: How to make Tools, Templates, and Jigs by Brian Gary Forbes? I ran across it and the description really called out to me. Can anyone...
  23. My wife says I'm full of it. I think she meant...

    My wife says I'm full of it. I think she meant that I'm full of them. Ideas, that is. *ahem* Anyway... if you want a really interesting idea, I would get with an electronics engineer to build some...
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    I only skimmed the site, but I found it...

    I only skimmed the site, but I found it interesting that they were comparing tropical/non-teopical for every bit of wood - except the soundboard. Maybe I missed it, but I didn't even see mention of...
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    I don't wear hearing aids and I have no experience with instrument amplification, so take this with a grain of salt...

    But what about playing a uke with a pickup, but instead of running it to...
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