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    I will weigh in on this a little. I have...

    I will weigh in on this a little. I have information that I don’t what to share but let’s just say that Luis doesn’t get rich making these instruments. Actually his wife states he makes less then...
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    Pencil and rubber band........old school baby....

    Pencil and rubber band........old school baby. Just joking I have the Kyser and the D’Addario, actually have both of them for ukulele and guitar. I like them both but the D’Addario gets the nod for...
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    I play guitar a bit and the best advice I got was...

    I play guitar a bit and the best advice I got was develop a repertoire. If you are having a sing along with a guitar around the campfire you best know at least 20 songs off by heart.

    As a ukulele...
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    I have a number of songs memorized which I can...

    I have a number of songs memorized which I can play at a whim. The trick is to continually play them, if I don’t play something for six months to one year there is a good chance I might forget some...
  5. Way to go to you too Nickie. I can only imagine...

    Way to go to you too Nickie. I can only imagine how rewarding it must feel to get your daughter started on ukulele. Your performance group might expand from three to four players. Yes I have watched...
  6. I have installed two buttons on every uke I own,...

    I have installed two buttons on every uke I own, guitar style, heel of neck and bottom. Even sopranos get two buttons, just like a full size guitar. It puts the instrument in the very best most...
  7. I am playing a lot of guitar and ukulele. As...

    I am playing a lot of guitar and ukulele. As others have said the pandemic has increased the number of new players, which is great. A friends sister, whom I know, called me last night about buying...
  8. Hollis that is one outstanding instrument. Allen...

    Hollis that is one outstanding instrument. Allen never disappoints with the quality of his work and this one just radiates class and craftsmanship. Congratulations on a wonderful 8 string ukulele...
  9. Hi Tom To play it E-E use the highest tension...

    Hi Tom

    To play it E-E use the highest tension classical guitar strings. Because of the short scale length even those will seem a bit floppy on the 6th and 5th string. Oasis high tension...
  10. I have the RC Baritone 6 string. It is the figure...

    I have the RC Baritone 6 string. It is the figure 8 shaped baritone body with the 20" scale length. Solorule has the DH-6 which is the Tiny Tenor shape and 21" scale. As we live 30 minutes away from...
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    The short answer is yes luthiers that’s had to...

    The short answer is yes luthiers that’s had to abandon rosewood are once again using it. Pono is a perfect example, they cut it out completely and now are using it again.
  12. Boss Katana 50 or the 100 if you need more power....

    Boss Katana 50 or the 100 if you need more power. I bought my son the Katana 50 for his Stratocaster and it has an acoustic setting. This amp works exceptionally well with both electric guitar and...
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    I had teased about knowing Luis’s pick of this...

    I had teased about knowing Luis’s pick of this batch based on his tone preference. It was the Sinker Redwood and curly Myrtle. I liked that one as well because it is mellow but still with good note...
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    Six new LfdM tenors at HMS

    HMS has received the new patch of six tenors that Luis just sent them. The recording on their Vimeo channel was late Saturday June 4th and only five were posted for sale on their site. I guess one...
  15. I completely agree with Swiftsailor98 above. ...

    I completely agree with Swiftsailor98 above.

    You know what is really expensive is spending any amount of money on something you don’t like the sound, feel and playability of because you won’t use...
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    Kinda off topic but what the heck. When I got...

    Kinda off topic but what the heck. When I got interested in tenor guitar, 4 steel strings, I took my old acoustic guitar and removed the E and A string. It played easy enough and gave me a good idea...
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    A few years back Chuck Moore agreed to make me a...

    A few years back Chuck Moore agreed to make me a ukulele. That was a dream come true, curly koa and a headstock inlay of my own design. He even agreed to do a radius fretboard for me, that was the...
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    This really is an accurate answer. I own a 20”...

    This really is an accurate answer. I own a 20” scale Pepe Romero and have played several Cordoba Minis, also 20” scale . None sound great tuned E-E, tuned G-G they do sound wonderful.

    I own a...
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    No one in my family plays any musical instruments...

    No one in my family plays any musical instruments so they have zero interest in my ukuleles. I have 4 good ukulele playing friends and I have let them pick what they want from my collection. As long...
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    This is a good answer and the one you need to...

    This is a good answer and the one you need to hear. That Enya comes with excellent strings. If you are only on day two of your ukulele journey concentrate on playing. In 6-10 months you can revisit...
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    When I was playing a lot, many 3 months before...

    When I was playing a lot, many 3 months before they started to sound a bit dull. The Thomastik last a very long time, 8-12 months or more.

    As a disclaimer none of my ukes get hours of play a day....
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    I have done a lot of experimenting over the years...

    I have done a lot of experimenting over the years and here are three strings that work very well as a wound C string. Thomastik Infeld CF27, D’Addario NYL026W and my favorite Savarez N 527 R. All...
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    The big issue with adding a wound low G to the...

    The big issue with adding a wound low G to the three remaining florocarbon strings is the difference in tone bewtween the two materials. As you have already found out. Florocarbon low G is hard to...
  24. A couple things of note. You said you tuned to...

    A couple things of note. You said you tuned to G3, that is the correct octave. Assuming your tuner or app does identify the octave. You said it doesnít sound right when you strum chords. Also it...
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    Take one of your tenors and tune it down to B or...

    Take one of your tenors and tune it down to B or Bb. The lower string tension will give you more sustain and a warmer sound. Itís an easy experiment and might just be the ticket. I have two tenors...
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