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    I had a concert Bruko in rosewood and cedar - it...

    I had a concert Bruko in rosewood and cedar - it was too bright for me even with Living Waters strings. It did play well though. Now sold. Nice review - thanks
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    I found a set of UPT tuners that way which are...

    I found a set of UPT tuners that way which are now on my Martin SO. You never know. Your web link is to the people from whom I have ordered in the past. They re excellent people and respond very...
  3. Thread: WTB Kamaka

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    I have a couple of gold label sopranos -...

    I have a couple of gold label sopranos - pineapple and a custom one. These are both well used and the pineapple is a great player with healed cracks. The custom one is unique and has amazing sound....
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    I see the name is now vertical - nice. As to the...

    I see the name is now vertical - nice.
    As to the issue in the photo - you could try a bevel all round. I have a Koaloha Opio and the top side is all nicely beveled.
    Be blessed.
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    Wanted - Gotoh UPTL tuner set

    I have just taken delivery of a nice used long neck soprano - Koaloha Opio. I like the idea of friction tuners but have become so used to the Gotoh that I am hoping for a used set - UPTL as the...
  6. That would be fabulous. PM sent - THANKS

    That would be fabulous. PM sent - THANKS
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    Pretty thing - the headstock makes me think...

    Pretty thing - the headstock makes me think Slingerland. The flange and resonator could have been added. Is there anything inside and underneath the resonator? I am guessing that the nut width is...
  8. PM sent for more details. Best wishes

    PM sent for more details.
    Best wishes
  9. THANKS for the strings - they will be put to...

    THANKS for the strings - they will be put to great use.
    Best wishes - Ian
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    I called Kamaka and had a lovely conversation -...

    I called Kamaka and had a lovely conversation - they only have the koa billed hats and they are $40 BUT they will contact me if and when they get one of the older style ones that used to cost $15.
  11. Bless you for being so generous

    Bless you for being so generous
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    NICE - I see the TELEO is vertical. I was...

    NICE - I see the TELEO is vertical. I was thinking horizontal and this is so much better. Nice shape headstock.
  13. THANKS - PM sent Best - Ian

    THANKS - PM sent
    Best - Ian
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    You could look for a Martin travel guitar with a...

    You could look for a Martin travel guitar with a pickup in it.
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    There was a songbook back from the 70s or 80s...

    There was a songbook back from the 70s or 80s that sold converted guitars and they made them into 8 string guitars DdGgBBEE. The nut and bridge/saddle would be custom - maybe you could get by with a...
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    For Pegheds go directly to the maker. ...

    For Pegheds go directly to the maker. chuck@pegheds.com They're tricky to install, especially on a first time build. The reamer you want is available from Amazon and ia a 1:30 taper for a...
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    Thanks for the heads up - I have tried to follow...

    Thanks for the heads up - I have tried to follow up there and get nowhere as they ask for a verification code. I have sent personal emails. There are no hats on the main web page, just shirts. I...
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    Wanted - Kamaka hat

    Dear UU friends - I am looking for a Kamaka hat - does anyone have one that I might acquire? I have been in touch with Kamaka and keep looking at their web site and it has been fruitless.
    Just...
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    Thanks for this thread. I have been retired now...

    Thanks for this thread. I have been retired now for about nine years and have played the guitar since I was twelve. I picked up the banjo ten years later and while the guitar sits unplayed the...
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    I used to use the Aquila and then had a spare set...

    I used to use the Aquila and then had a spare set of Worth Browns and found these worked well. Another choice that sounded good are the Oasis warm strings. I would go up one size too - - concert on...
  21. Makala - modest but excellent, Cordoba concert the same.

    I recently received a bunch of eight Ukuleles to bring to Peru as a gift to a shantytown church were the pastor is teaching music to children. Among these were three Makala instruments. I was...
  22. I was able to deliver 8 ukuleles, three tuners...

    I was able to deliver 8 ukuleles, three tuners and some strings donated by friends from the Ukulele Underground - they are going to a wonderful shanty town church where the pastor is a gifted...
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    The Braddah designation was for mahogany...

    The Braddah designation was for mahogany instruments made by Mele, I believe in the 90s. They are, I believe, all solid wood. I spoke with someone at Mele a few weeks ago and he tells me that they...
  24. for trade - pegheds - 8mm short , for Gotoh UPT tuners

    106900

    This is a new set of Pegheds - 8mm short. They were made for a Fluke upgrade, but never used. There is a spare geared shaft.

    I would like to make an even trade for a set of Gotoh upt...
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    Ohana make a kit for either soprano or concert...

    Ohana make a kit for either soprano or concert size. There is not much left to do with the neck already attached, so for $55 they are reasonable. I have seen them for sale at Uke Republic. Here...
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