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  1. The Risa is no delicate product, they are robust...

    The Risa is no delicate product, they are robust and built to last.

    Ukes already travel from where they are made be it China, elsewhere in the far East and even Hawaii to mainland US and survive...
  2. There is only one solid bodied UKE for Rocking. ...

    There is only one solid bodied UKE for Rocking.

    All other Ukes fall into also ran status compared to the one.

    RISA either in Les Paul, Strat or Tele format

    Either

    RISA LP
    or
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    Play the guitar. A big guy can get away with...

    Play the guitar.

    A big guy can get away with playing any Uke but a kids sized guitar is just that a kids guitar.

    With the cash saved in not buying a parlour sized guitar you could buy another...
  4. Fr an electric Tenor there can be only one, well...

    Fr an electric Tenor there can be only one, well not quite they make three different models:-

    Risa ST

    Risa LP

    Risa TE

    Take your pick plus a Risa solid case and your Daughter is sorted and...
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    If you need a weak and feeble excuse for buying...

    If you need a weak and feeble excuse for buying another Uke fingerpicking is that excuse.

    Two Ukes are mandatory, one high g one low G.

    Tongue now out of cheek.

    Let us know what you buy ;-)
  6. As well as playing ukes I also play guitar, bass...

    As well as playing ukes I also play guitar, bass and keyboards and agree with DocUke.

    My suggestion to you is twofold.

    1 - an amp like a Vox VX50GU which at 50W is plenty powerful enough for...
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    It will feel very, very weird to play with only...

    It will feel very, very weird to play with only four strings.

    It will feel even worst if you restring omitting the 1st and 6th and just string the centre four.

    Putting a new nut and bridge will...
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    Go for a steel stringed electro acoustic. ...

    Go for a steel stringed electro acoustic.

    Classical acoustic tend to have wide nut and hence fretboard that you may find uncomfortable.

    An electro acoustic will have a nut width of about 41 mm...
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    On the News here in the UK a retired businessman...

    On the News here in the UK a retired businessman received a pop up offering enhanced PC security on his home
    PC for a sum of 550 yes 550 he accepted and paid.

    Then as part of this another...
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    I have been making videos using a DSLR for years...

    I have been making videos using a DSLR for years and editing on a PC for over 25 years. I have used a Canon 7D with a mike attached but now use a Panasonic Lumix (it is far lighter to carry around)...
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    It is what works as a whole, a single element...

    It is what works as a whole, a single element will not maketh the sound, its a summation of all the elements.

    As has been mentioned balance is important and a neck that is to heavy will make the...
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    I do not see it anywhere near as useful on a Uke...

    I do not see it anywhere near as useful on a Uke as it could be on a guitar, pickup any guitar and play it and its the neck profile that either works or not. I have played many Fender Strats but I...
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    Welcome. Do checkout Risa Ukuleles They are...

    Welcome.

    Do checkout Risa Ukuleles

    They are an EU based Company that makes solid bodied Ukes with bodies like a Strat and another like a Les Paul both with electrics to match.

    Risa ST and...
  14. There is nothing to stop a few newbies getting...

    There is nothing to stop a few newbies getting together on a regular basis and collectively hiring in a teacher.

    Self help and sharing of online resources used by group individuals will aid the...
  15. Thread: Hello!

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    Welcome. One Uke is just not enough. Can I...

    Welcome.

    One Uke is just not enough.

    Can I suggest that when (notice I did not use the ....if ..... word) you look at Tenors you aim for a quality made instrument. You should find a Tenor OK...
  16. There are Pros & Cons in the online approach. ...

    There are Pros & Cons in the online approach.

    On the other hand I firmly believe that face to face tuition is the way to go.

    Other options?

    A visit to a local Musical Instrument Store a talk...
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    I did see a luthier based in Wales who was...

    I did see a luthier based in Wales who was selling ukes for way, way less than 4k sorry but I cannot remember who but a search may help you if you are interested.

    Auden is a UK based acoustic...
  18. Thats the way to go, there is no ego involved...

    Thats the way to go, there is no ego involved just the action of a mentor helping someone expand their musical capabilities.

    If the Township could invest in a few Ukes for use within the centre...
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    A Newbie going into a Music Store is not going to...

    A Newbie going into a Music Store is not going to buy a $2000 uke.

    They will see that for that amount of their hard earn cash the prices of iconic instruments like a Fender Stratocaster or Gibson...
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    George Harrison Roy Orbison Bob Dylan ...

    George Harrison

    Roy Orbison

    Bob Dylan

    Jeff Lynne

    Tom Petty
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    Folks pay thousands of dollars for battle scared...

    Folks pay thousands of dollars for battle scared distressed guitars and that is how they can be supplied new. So what with a few bubbles and scratches, its a badge of honour.
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    Great review. Hope they induce more people to...

    Great review.

    Hope they induce more people to take up playing a Uke, the price and no doubt the full kit will be attractive.
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    121162 Behringer 1002B $120 If you want a...

    121162

    Behringer 1002B $120

    If you want a Mixer then why not go for one with internal batteries.
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    Welcome from south of the border. Great action...

    Welcome from south of the border.

    Great action on your part joining the uke fraternity.

    Depending upon how much you wish to spend and the type of uke you would like there are plenty of options....
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    Try telling her that you are thinking about...

    Try telling her that you are thinking about selling the Uke and buying a Double Bass.

    Bet she then changes her opinion.

    As it is different instruments have different tones and some tones work...
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