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  1. I do play chord melody with no nails but on tenor...

    I do play chord melody with no nails but on tenor exclusively with low G. If it is any help I could possibly answer some questions.
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    I have a LfdM 19” super tenor that Luis built for...

    I have a LfdM 19” super tenor that Luis built for me with a sinker cedar top. He had built a regular tenor the year before to go to HMS and I played it and loved the tone. I have mine paired with...
  3. Brenda came over to my house to show me her new...

    Brenda came over to my house to show me her new “Christmas Present”. She did own a spruce mahogany TT and always regretted selling it. But she has lusted over the spalted mango a long time so her...
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    There are two schools of thought I always follow...

    There are two schools of thought I always follow when recommending a first uke. Always buy a quality ukulele from a dedicated ukulele store that does a proper set up. HMS, Uke Republic, Mims to name...
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    I will echo the thoughts of Doc J. I’ve owned...

    I will echo the thoughts of Doc J. I’ve owned straight redwood and sinker, western red cedar and sinker cedar and Port Orford. Port Orford was the brightest of all three in two builds. The builder...
  6. Wow that is a very striking looking...

    Wow that is a very striking looking instrument............I wonder what that might be. I have not seen a NUD post but don’t remember any videos featuring this gorgeous looking instrument before ;)
  7. Ken I like you and consider you an online friend...

    Ken I like you and consider you an online friend but I think you jumped the couch on this one pal. It is purely cosmetic as others have said, wood is wood and will vary in color, grain and shading. I...
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    Well you have certainly done the deep dive into...

    Well you have certainly done the deep dive into research and choices, it can be overwhelming. Warm mellow tone with medium coloured wood. Pono tenor in either mahogany or mango in the $400-$700...
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    You never mentioned size, tenor will have more...

    You never mentioned size, tenor will have more guitar like sustain and resonance then the smaller bodied concert and soprano.

    Typically western red cedar and redwood are the warmest sounding...
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    Brother Dick, you done did good. I have a...

    Brother Dick, you done did good. I have a Blueridge BR40T tenor guitar, you got the fancier one. You will really like the sound these produce, pretty much a copy of the Martin tenor guitar....
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    I like the trip to Hawaii idea. Come home with a...

    I like the trip to Hawaii idea. Come home with a new ukulele and all the strings that will fit in your suitcase.
  12. I just want to comment and compliment you for a...

    I just want to comment and compliment you for a very open and diplomatic post and attitude. If more people took your mature and level headed approach to life the world would be a much better place....
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    It’s not free to Canada. That’s always the...

    It’s not free to Canada. That’s always the problem living someplace other then the USA.

    But if I buy a ukulele from HMS and the strings at the same time the shipping is basically free. Spend $1000...
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    Really nice Dave. I kinda forgot about this song...

    Really nice Dave. I kinda forgot about this song but it is so sweet. Dylan has such a huge body of work with so many different flavours
  15. Ok that was awesome. What a great idea to do back...

    Ok that was awesome. What a great idea to do back to back and throwing in the Marin soprano, nice. Great job and great contribution to the site. Thanks for doing that, must have been a lot of work.
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    If you are a complete beginner then get a...

    If you are a complete beginner then get a traditional figure 8 shaped acoustic ukulele. You want to learn ukulele get a ukulele, banjo-uke is a completely different animal from a tone perspective....
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    I bought a used Cordoba Cadet about one year ago,...

    I bought a used Cordoba Cadet about one year ago, which is a bit bigger, considered 3/4 as opposed to 1/2 size. The Cadet seems more common so you might find a used one easier then the Requinto. I...
  18. If any ukulele player wants to venture into the...

    If any ukulele player wants to venture into the sound of a steel string guitar this is the way to go. I owned the same instrument, different wood combo, they are fabulous. Just like all Ponos very...
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    Patrick, the Dunlop Primetone and Ultex are my...

    Patrick, the Dunlop Primetone and Ultex are my two favorite picks. They are very similar, but the Ultex have a slightly warmer tone. I have not stepped to the level of Charmed life or Blue Chip picks...
  20. I own this very same baritone by Gianinni. It has...

    I own this very same baritone by Gianinni. It has a wonderful full sound tuned DGBE, although I have goofed around with other tunings. Put on a set of Martin M630 or D’Addario Titanium baritone...
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    Those are all very good reasons to own a baritone...

    Those are all very good reasons to own a baritone ukulele. They can be the redheaded step child of the ukulele family but I love them, I own 4 baritones presently.

    Neil Young and Joni Mitchell...
  22. I knew Keith would recommend his Kala cedar top...

    I knew Keith would recommend his Kala cedar top as he always does, they have a great tone. Cedar is softer then mahogany, but you probably know this with your classical guitar. I own a few cedar...
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    I like them a lot, especially on the ukulele I...

    I like them a lot, especially on the ukulele I use for live performances. It is always there so easy to check tuning and not have to worry about taking something on and off the headstock. I have two...
  24. I will third this recommendation. A member and...

    I will third this recommendation. A member and friend has one, I have played it and it is a great instrument
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    Congratulations on the Faith parlor guitar. I...

    Congratulations on the Faith parlor guitar. I think you will like JustinGuitar, even just the stiff off his website and or app is fabulous.
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