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    Nice rendition. That song brings fond...

    Nice rendition.

    That song brings fond memories. When my son (who is currently in college) was small he used to watch Hard Day's Night with me. He loved that movie and this was his favorite song....
  2. Thread: FS: Kiwaya ks-5

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    Terrific instrument! It plays better and sounds...

    Terrific instrument! It plays better and sounds nicer than many solid instruments. Good luck
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    According to Liam The Ike has a very slightly...

    According to Liam

    The Ike has a very slightly wider bottom bout, and the May has a tighter, slightly higher waist, with a little wider and more pronounced upper bout.
    The May scale is 13", the...
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    There was another project a number of years ago...

    There was another project a number of years ago where he collaborated with Herb Ohta. Ohta writes the music and Jim adds lyrics.

    With all of his books and resources, his collaboration with...
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    Interestingly, the original Martin taropatches...

    Interestingly, the original Martin taropatches were 15 inch scale. They later began making it with 4 strings, which became the concert uke.
  6. One option on smaller ukes would be to use tenor...

    One option on smaller ukes would be to use tenor strings
  7. Worth strings have a great variety. Take a look...

    Worth strings have a great variety. Take a look ate their chart for comparison

    http://worthc.to/english/w_strings.html
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    As Shakespeare said when playing his ukulele...

    As Shakespeare said when playing his ukulele (probably made by the Amati family in Cremona before they switched to violins)

    "A uke by any other name would sound as sweet"
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    Oh, great.....make me regret selling it!! ;)

    Oh, great.....make me regret selling it!! ;)
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    For reference, here is a review. Nice instrument...

    For reference, here is a review. Nice instrument

    https://www.gotaukulele.com/2018/07/kiwaya-ksu-1l-long-neck-soprano-review.html
  11. Thread: Good laminates

    by EDW
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    I would also suggest checking out one of the...

    I would also suggest checking out one of the Kiwaya instruments.

    Besides the feedback you get here, you should also go to some of the better known sites like:

    https://mimsukes.com...
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    Reading some old topics I came across this one....

    Reading some old topics I came across this one. Surprised that nobody had a response (not that I have one!)
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    I would love to have one of Liam's instruments. I...

    I would love to have one of Liam's instruments. I love his designs and think they sound great.

    I would love to hear some thoughts from owners who have had their Wunderkammers for a while. Are you...
  14. Thread: New Models

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    Kamaka is also producing special microtonal...

    Kamaka is also producing special microtonal models. They have 142 frets to the body

    http://www.kamakahawaii.com/products/41-standard.html
  15. Thread: Zaza uke

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    No problem. I am glad to hear you are back on...

    No problem. I am glad to hear you are back on track and things are going well.
  16. Thread: Zaza uke

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    FWIW- the seller pulled it to do a small repair...

    FWIW- the seller pulled it to do a small repair due to the dryness of the climate. It may end up relisted later
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    Always nice to hear a good soprano. My favorite....

    Always nice to hear a good soprano. My favorite. I think some of the poor quality ones really contribute a lot to the negative impression of them.
  18. Thread: Zaza uke

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    I have heard good things about Brad's...

    I have heard good things about Brad's instruments. Years ago I was on his list for an instrument. I am not sure what happened. I think he may have taken some time off and that seems to have fallen by...
  19. Thread: Zaza uke

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    LOL, my point exactly.

    LOL, my point exactly.
  20. Thread: FS: Martin S1

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    You are certainly welcome to it. You will love...

    You are certainly welcome to it. You will love having a nicely made great sounding soprano. I am tempted and attracted by the amazing deal, but would be happy to let someone else jump on it since I...
  21. Thread: Zaza uke

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    No problem. Everyone has different tastes and...

    No problem. Everyone has different tastes and needs. I see some instruments out there that some love and desire that I would have no interest in. The Koala Sceptre fits in that category, which to me...
  22. Thread: Zaza uke

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    Interesting, as I am sure you have spent similar...

    Interesting, as I am sure you have spent similar money on other instruments. What would cause it to cross that line into something you would buy?

    FYI- I am not challenging your views. Everyone has...
  23. Thread: Zaza uke

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    My guess would be that people are not aware of...

    My guess would be that people are not aware of it. It is a beautiful instrument and sounds great in the clip. For something of that build quality it seems underpriced
  24. Thread: Zaza uke

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    That is now over on Reverb....

    That is now over on Reverb. https://reverb.com/item/17727530-ukulelezaza-style-3-soprano-ukulele

    It is a beauty and sounds great
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    I think you make a number of good points. It...

    I think you make a number of good points.

    It is valuable to use a tuner or app that will play the reference pitch so it can sustain. It may be easier at first than trying to match a pitch as it...
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