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    I never use it unless I’m actually sending funds...

    I never use it unless I’m actually sending funds to family members. Don’t forget, you lose Paypal’s buyer’s protections if you use the F&F function to purchase goods and services. I will add the fee...
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    I’ve been able to swap low and high G strings on...

    I’ve been able to swap low and high G strings on two different concert ukes and haven’t needed to monkey with the nut slots yet. And I have a complete set of nut files that will handle everything...
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    I bought a Cahaya concert off Amazon. Slot head,...

    I bought a Cahaya concert off Amazon. Slot head, solid African mahogany top back & sides. It’s actually a rather nice uke with decent tone. I had to do a bit of setup work but all in all it’s not too...
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    I think marketplace self- regulation would...

    I think marketplace self- regulation would improve with the increased transparency that would come around with banning edits post sale. But yeah, right now it’s kind of a crap shoot. Luckily, I...
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    :D Clearly, the price the item fetched, even if...

    :D
    Clearly, the price the item fetched, even if only being useful sometimes, is more useful information to help determine an estimate than anything you will get from a post that has been edited...
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    You’d like it, too. 1.47” nut and a nice slim...

    You’d like it, too. 1.47” nut and a nice slim neck profile. It’s sweeet!
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    Sorry, NUD = new ukulele day. A post announcing...

    Sorry, NUD = new ukulele day. A post announcing the poster has just got a new ukulele. Which is something I should have done after getting that beauty of a Kiwaya you just sold me. ;)
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    Oh well. The seller cannot be forced to sell for...

    Oh well. The seller cannot be forced to sell for a price they find unacceptable. The buyer can always decline paying the asking price.

    I knowingly bought a Kiwaya here for nearly twice the price...
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    Same symptoms here. I think some trees are...

    Same symptoms here. I think some trees are blooming here in southern New England and it might be the pollen thatĺs causing the sinus stuff, burning eyes, sore throat etc. At least I hope so, fwiw, my...
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    Honestly, most forums I’m familiar with that...

    Honestly, most forums I’m familiar with that offer classified sections impose much stricter rules than are imposed here. Some go way overboard, in my opinion - but I’d very much welcome a rule that...
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    If it’s a good shipping box, I’ll keep it in case...

    If it’s a good shipping box, I’ll keep it in case I sell one and ship it. Having said that, my stack o’ uke boxes is gettin a bit out of hand.
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    Agreed, love the tone. Wound G strings, but...

    Agreed, love the tone. Wound G strings, but pretty durable.
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    Thanks for your input. Back in my clawhammer...

    Thanks for your input.
    Back in my clawhammer banjo days, I experimented with some different types of picks, but that was limited to one finger for the most part. Knowing me, by the time I bought,...
  14. This will make it six. I couldn’t resist the...

    This will make it six.
    I couldn’t resist the urge to try a Kiwaya concert with a nut width nearly 1.5” wide. :rolleyes:
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    Broke a nail...

    My favorite nail... middle finger, strumming hand, and I broke it down into the quick, so even after trimming it all the way, thereĺs more break that has to grow out.

    And I use all the fingers on...
  16. :cool: that’ll be me

    :cool: that’ll be me
  17. Ooops! You’re right. I forgot the Master series!...

    Ooops! You’re right. I forgot the Master series!
    There’s a lot of confusing information out there regarding Kiwaya, but yeah, their distributor in the US, Takumi, doesn’t even mention the Strummers,...
  18. From what I can gather, Kiwaya has 4 basic lines...

    From what I can gather, Kiwaya has 4 basic lines which are available in the US

    Eco - Japanese made using high quality laminated woods, such as KS-4
    Artist - all solid woods in vintage designs,...
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    Those Islander tuners are lousy, ain’t they :/ ...

    Those Islander tuners are lousy, ain’t they :/

    The toothpick method works fine, especially if the new tuners cover the repair. If they don’t you might consider finding new tuners that will cover...
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    Before attacking the uke with files, try sealing...

    Before attacking the uke with files, try sealing it in a plastic bag with a damp kitchen sponge for a week or so. Once itĺs humidified properly, you might very well find you donĺt need to dress the...
  21. Ooh... I’ll take that off your hands.

    Ooh... I’ll take that off your hands.
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    They’re nice tenors, too.

    They’re nice tenors, too.
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    They look like their Islander series ukes

    They look like their Islander series ukes
  24. The sound the instrument produces for a listener...

    The sound the instrument produces for a listener is not way up there in the list of reasons why I will love one ukulele and loathe another. For me, it’s a mixture of the sound I hear as the player,...
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    Seems fair to me - Pm sent

    Seems fair to me - Pm sent
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