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    I don't recall the measurements but neither my...

    I don't recall the measurements but neither my Kiwayas nor my Famous have a wider nut. My two Kiwayas have the standard nut width and a very slim neck; my Famous has the standard nut width and a...
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    I've ordered from him - it was so easy, and...

    I've ordered from him - it was so easy, and shipped in two days. Highly recommended!
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    Those are gorgeous! They look like they are...

    Those are gorgeous! They look like they are influenced by the Takumi higher end models.

    I'm curious - what don't you get about 14 frets on a soprano? I think it's great and wish it was a more...
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    I have awful nails - really weak, that chip and...

    I have awful nails - really weak, that chip and split at the slightest provocation. I keep the left hand super short (cut back once a week) and when I can, I try to keep the nails on my right hand...
  5. And I was just there today and can attest to this...

    And I was just there today and can attest to this - their current ukulele inventory is primarily Mainland, Cordoba, and Makala. I hear that a shipment of Kamakas is on the way.

    In SF, if you...
  6. After years of using Martin M600s on my longneck...

    After years of using Martin M600s on my longneck soprano, I've recently taken a liking to D'Addario Fluorocarbons instead. Lots of online sources but Uke Republic has good prices and fast shipping.
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    Any thoughts on Okinawa?

    Any thoughts on Okinawa?
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    My favorite online resource for scales is this...

    My favorite online resource for scales is this one from Live 'Ukulele, although I have to admit that I learned the aforementioned moveable major, and minor pentatonic, scales years ago and never...
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    Thanks for the reminder of this great resource!...

    Thanks for the reminder of this great resource! He's a member here and I have not seen him posting as of lately.
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    I'm not sure how it works for non-citizens, but...

    I'm not sure how it works for non-citizens, but Japan does have seikatsu hogo. And medical care can be a lot more affordable than in the U.S.

    (Now I'm getting ideas for my future... Although I'll...
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    Islander ukes are Kanile'a's lower-end import...

    Islander ukes are Kanile'a's lower-end import line and can be found here - they're definitely not over $1000 :)
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    If you zoom in to the second pic with the closeup...

    If you zoom in to the second pic with the closeup on the sound hole, you can see the label. It's an Islander. They're not high end ukes, but definitely go for more than $20. Either the seller doesn't...
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    Not if the copyright is renewed. "Happy Birthday...

    Not if the copyright is renewed. "Happy Birthday" (which is now PD) is a really famous example of this.

    Here's a really good overview (U.S. specific) of how works enter the public domain.
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    I'm curious about this too - that was always more...

    I'm curious about this too - that was always more or less what I had in mind, maybe a tiny condo on an island other than Oahu. With similar financial constraints to the OP, I'm wondering if it's even...
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    Wow. I didn't know that about the per capita...

    Wow. I didn't know that about the per capita homeless in Hawaii - I thought here in California we were the leaders in that department (Los Angeles has had a 27% increase in homelessness in the last...
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    I have two very nice concert ukes that are at...

    I have two very nice concert ukes that are at present going unplayed, since all I seem to want to play these days are sopranos. Once I decide if this is a permanent arrangement, they'll be re-homed,...
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    Congratulations! I totally understand. My HP-1...

    Congratulations! I totally understand. My HP-1 has been my favorite uke since the day it came home with me, going on 7 years ago.
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    McCabe's in Santa Monica...

    McCabe's in Santa Monica! Although their high-end selection may be a little sparse right now, if you're in the neighborhood it's worth a stop just because the place is legendary and there's a ton of...
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    The James Hill, John King, and Tony Mizen books...

    The James Hill, John King, and Tony Mizen books from Flea Market Music are my top picks. I've also been enjoying Daniel Ward's Arpeggio Meditations for Ukulele lately. Oh and - Ukulelezaza's three...
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    Just for the record, I've played both low G and...

    Just for the record, I've played both low G and reentrant for years and have NEVER had to alter the nut slot in any way. I've switched several ukes back and forth depending on my preference and it's...
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    One more place to visit is Goodguys Music...

    One more place to visit is Goodguys Music on Kapahulu. I haven't been in some years and from what I hear the area has changed a bit, but since it's out of the traditional "tourist" neighborhood...
  22. Poll: Installing a strap button makes a huge difference...

    Installing a strap button makes a huge difference when it comes to holding a soprano - just sayin'.

    Your post does underscore my earlier statement that it's not just scale length that makes a...
  23. Poll: I knew someone would say that, and I think it's...

    I knew someone would say that, and I think it's technically correct, but - a concert body feels absolutely enormous to me compared to a longneck soprano, and really clumsy to play. So for me there's...
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    Poll: I wouldn't say you're doing anything wrong - it...

    I wouldn't say you're doing anything wrong - it sounds pretty good to me! However, two things that might make it easier for you are using your index and middle (and maybe even ring) fingers in...
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    Poll: I'm primarily fingerstyle, since I can't stand...

    I'm primarily fingerstyle, since I can't stand the sound of my own voice. But I'll happily strum and sing with others, or play chords to accompany other instruments.

    As for resources - I'm not...
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