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  1. FS: Cocobolu Ukuleles-Tenor, 6 months old

    aloha from Hawaii:

    I am thinning the herd of ukes. Looking to re-home this lovely Cocobolo Ukuleles Tenor, #350. It is 6 months old. I purchased it from Cocobolo Ukuleles directly from their...
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    Eddie sent me a PM question which was a good one,...

    Eddie sent me a PM question which was a good one, so I will answer it here as well.

    He asked if anyone smokes in my home, and the answer is no. This uke has not been exposed to smoke, and in fact...
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    FS: Kinnard all Mahogany baritone uke

    Hi everyone:

    This is the second instrument of my collection that I am listing for sale today. A lovely John Kinnard all Mahagony baritone uke.

    I purchased this instrument right here on this...
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    FS: SOLD-Collings UT2 Tenor-Spruce/Mahogany

    Hi everyone: I purchased this lovely Collings UT2 tenor used approximately one year ago. Spruce top and mahogany back/sides and the spruce top really makes this uke sing!

    It is in spectacular...
  5. Thanks! PM sent. -Charles

    Thanks!

    PM sent.

    -Charles
  6. Sweet looking Kinnard! Is the fretboard flat...

    Sweet looking Kinnard!

    Is the fretboard flat or radiused?? I can't tell from the photos.

    Cheers,
    Charles
  7. PM sent late Sunday night. Perhaps this...

    PM sent late Sunday night. Perhaps this instrument already found a new home.
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    I have not tried these yet, but Pepe says his FC...

    I have not tried these yet, but Pepe says his FC strings are higher tension than typical:

    http://www.peperomero.com/luthier/?page_id=1178

    -Charles
  9. Thanks for sharing your experiences! You have...

    Thanks for sharing your experiences!

    You have quite the collection of custom ukes listed in your signature-very impressive!!!
  10. Oh, I did not realize that---thank you for...

    Oh, I did not realize that---thank you for pointing that out!

    Perhaps traditional ukulele bracing techniques
    stem from classical guitar design--I should read more about that.
  11. Devine Ukes-or other Kasha ukes-> longer sustain???

    I have read recently about Devine Ukuleles and Roberts guitars/ukuleles who both use kasha bracing systems. They claim to have louder volume and longer sustain than traditional x-brace designs.
    ...
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    I asked Joe this past week if I tenor Clara was...

    I asked Joe this past week if I tenor Clara was in the works, and he said that the current tenor model sells very well so he's in no hurry to make changes to the lineup.
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    How does the neck thickness feel? Any thicker or...

    How does the neck thickness feel? Any thicker or thinner feeling than other ukes you have played??

    Thanks!
  14. I felt no problem with offering a higher price, ...

    I felt no problem with offering a higher price,
    but if it's against the spirit of the forums (but not against the rules as written, which I just reviewed)
    then in the future I will refrain from...
  15. PM sent for T-1

    PM'd you on the T-1 with a higher price than your listed price.
    I've been hunting for a T-1 for some time now!
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    Of all the acoustic fretted instruments I've...

    Of all the acoustic fretted instruments I've played over the past 20 years, the ukulele is (to my ears) the most affected by string type. Such drastic differences in tone, volume and sustain with...
  17. The head luthier for Taylor Guitars, Andy Powers...

    The head luthier for Taylor Guitars, Andy Powers http://andypowersinstruments.com
    (hand selected by Bob Taylor to take over acoustic guitar design) is an incredible player!

    ...
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    My experience with wire rattle during play is...

    My experience with wire rattle during play is with my 1999 Taylor grand auditorium guitar
    Which had a Fishman Blender internal pickup/microphone installed.

    The 9v battery block was mounted to...
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    While I prefer the sound of the LR Baggs 5.0 to...

    While I prefer the sound of the LR Baggs 5.0 to the Mi-Si, I sure like the concept of the Mi-Si....I don't want/need the volume knob and the extra wires of the 5.0 inside the instrument to rattle...
  20. If you decide to go with a Hula Uke, just keep...

    If you decide to go with a Hula Uke, just keep your expectations low.
    I live on Maui, very close to the Mele Uke store.
    About 1.5 years ago I decided to purchase a starter uke for my daughter, and...
  21. Awesome tip, thanks! And I checked my pegheads...

    Awesome tip, thanks!

    And I checked my pegheads compared to other pono tenor models and they're definitely the same, so it's purely a problem with my technique
    and I'll try this 'twice through'...
  22. John: Thanks so much for the tip! I'm...

    John:

    Thanks so much for the tip!
    I'm starting without any slack, but I'll try it specifically your way next time and see if that helps.

    Mine is a new Pono MT, just a few weeks old, from HMS....
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    I never heard of myrtle as a tone wood before I...

    I never heard of myrtle as a tone wood before I started learning/playing uke recently and read about mya moe.
    I was surprised to learn that it's their most popular tone wood for tenor and concert...
  24. I certainly appreciate the replies. Yes, on...

    I certainly appreciate the replies.

    Yes, on the day of my posting, I had just gone through 2 sets of Aquila Reds, breaking 1st and 4th strings at the peg head, not at the nut.

    I have...
  25. Thanks so much for the replies and the...

    Thanks so much for the replies and the suggestions!

    I'm definitely not trying to tune an octave too high.

    When I feel braver, I will try again with another set of strings (probably some...
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