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    Congrats bigtime Rod. Hearing you play at our...

    Congrats bigtime Rod. Hearing you play at our Bellingham group; you could make a broomstick sound like, place name here, uke.
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    It was a fun evening. Thank you all. Yep a few...

    It was a fun evening. Thank you all. Yep a few got hugs. After the show, they went to the dressing room to pick up their instruments. Jake was in his dressing room and gave a member a good hug and...
  3. Welcome Adam. I suggest you look at used ukes or...

    Welcome Adam. I suggest you look at used ukes or ones with blemishes. Ukerepublic.com usually have a few Ohanas and others with slight blemishes for a heck of a discount. Always a few good bargains...
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    found out they did a video of Jake playing with...

    found out they did a video of Jake playing with us and put on his Facebook site. https://www.facebook.com/85172448429/posts/10157620366983430?sfns=mo
  5. PM sent Cluze

    PM sent Cluze
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    Uke players really are a crazy, fun loving bunch...

    Uke players really are a crazy, fun loving bunch aren't we. One of our songs is The Mickey Mouse Club song. We put on mouse ears for it. I thought it was crazy doing something like that until I saw...
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    Played at Jakes concert

    Jakes Shimabukuro played in Bellingham,Wa. tonight in a theatre built around 1920. It's grown since then and has become a cultural hub for incoming acts on their way to Vancouver Canada or down to...
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    I have a parlor guitar and a tenor guitar sized...

    I have a parlor guitar and a tenor guitar sized baritone made with asymmetrical necks. It allows me to move up the neck without having to change wrist positions. The luthier, George Thomas of Thomas...
  9. I think it's earlier than the '40's. It is far...

    I think it's earlier than the '40's. It is far from being a toy. Favillas are up there with Martin. Many pros back then preferred Favillas over Martin. A little clean up and new strings would do...
  10. It may be you are holding it too tightly pressed...

    It may be you are holding it too tightly pressed to your body when holding. It's muffled because you are stopping the soundboard and possiblythe back from vibrating.
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    I have a Baritone and a bass made by Toby...

    I have a Baritone and a bass made by Toby Chennell of Chennell ukes. I use Pahoehoe strings on the bass and since the baritone has a floating bridge, i can use either steel or nylon on it. It's just...
  12. Is that 2 G for each or 2G together? You're a...

    Is that 2 G for each or 2G together? You're a good man Jim. Do we contact you or Sheldra?
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    Sounds like the first thing you want to do is get...

    Sounds like the first thing you want to do is get a good setup for it. It'll do wonders for sound and playability. In the older days, we called the guitars with such high action, "cheese cutters".
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    Shoot too bad, I'm looking for something to...

    Shoot too bad, I'm looking for something to replace the Ti-Infeld/Savarez combo. I like wound so wouldn't work.
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    Best I've come across are the John Pearse...

    Best I've come across are the John Pearse 80/20's. My custom Thomas Parlor has on either lights or their Med/light bluegrass strings. On my 1893 Bay State Parlor I put on John Pearse Xlights. The...
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    Webber Guitars in North Vancouver Canada makes...

    Webber Guitars in North Vancouver Canada makes them.http://www.webberguitars.com. Contact him. Bluedog Music store in North Van. has had them. May have to custom order. One of the better ukes I've...
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    For myself.I'd ask, if they aren't responsive,...

    For myself.I'd ask, if they aren't responsive, even if telling me they don't do the photos, before they have my money; how responsive will they be if something goes wrong after they've gotten my...
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    For myself, I just take scratches and such as...

    For myself, I just take scratches and such as being part of the life of an instrument. The 50G is a nice instrument congrats!
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    Not a mess Stacey but rather character. Those old...

    Not a mess Stacey but rather character. Those old strings look like Black Diamond if they're steel. We called Black Diamond Strings cheese cutters back in the day. There's a great bluegrass song...
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    Been playing guitar for 61 years. Even played...

    Been playing guitar for 61 years. Even played Hollywood in the early '60's. Boy what a time. Donavon and The Byrds at the Trip, Lovin' Spoonful at Cinnamon Cinder, Doors at the Whiskey A Go Go and...
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    If it's Carpal Tunnel surgery Log Dog, it's no...

    If it's Carpal Tunnel surgery Log Dog, it's no big deal if they can do it without opening up the palm.. I had both mine done. Average surgery was 15 minutes with no restrictions after a couple of...
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    I've played this instrument. It's in pristine...

    I've played this instrument. It's in pristine condition; sounds and plays wonderful. Nice low action with a thin fast neck. Incredible instrument.
  23. If I found an almost 80 year old instrument for a...

    If I found an almost 80 year old instrument for a steal with issues, I'd pay a luthier to do it properly. If you're asking what glue to use on an 80 year old Gretsch, you may want to purchase a...
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    Are any of them Steel string?

    Are any of them Steel string?
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    I had the pleasure or playing Ron's Martin spruce...

    I had the pleasure or playing Ron's Martin spruce top. I've never seen or played a martin so well made and sounding. Light as a feather yet booms out like a cannon. Incredible. Dang, should have...
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