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  1. Just to be clear, the Ohana Redwood/Rosewood is...

    Just to be clear, the Ohana Redwood/Rosewood is not a new model, they have been offering this for at least the past eight years (since 2012), although in limited supply.

    Redwood can be a great...
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    I think it has to do with VAT and other taxes and...

    I think it has to do with VAT and other taxes and custom fees that are added on these products in Japan. Let me add that at 19 percent VAT, European prices don't look good to many buyers from other...
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    Great decision, go for that Kamaka that will give...

    Great decision, go for that Kamaka that will give you everything you can get from a Hawaiian made all solid Koa instrument, and more: a name that is connected to history and tradition more than any...
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    Congratulations, that looks extremely special! I...

    Congratulations, that looks extremely special! I saw the pictures that Hank posted on Instagram and loved that wood combo.
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    Welcome to the Underground, great introduction!...

    Welcome to the Underground, great introduction! Craving for one solid all Koa ukulele isn't really a severe case of UAS (just look at my signature). It's actually a great sign that you appreciate...
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    My own personal and very subjective ranking would...

    My own personal and very subjective ranking would be Kamaka for Soprano (most traditional, long history), Kanilea for concert (huge sound due to the "dreadnought" body shape, preference for geared...
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    Similar round profile, a little less chunky. I...

    Similar round profile, a little less chunky. I find it very comfortable.
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    Looks like a Martin Mahogany Soprano. She has...

    Looks like a Martin Mahogany Soprano. She has many other cute songs playing the ukulele.
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    Such a sweet song, and what a great performance!...

    Such a sweet song, and what a great performance!

    I think you might also like the following tune from Kate Micucci's guest appearance in "Scrubs":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il1VTVYRQD8
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    How do you know that the XS Romero models are no...

    How do you know that the XS Romero models are no longer being made? From what I've seen, they just have a rather small output, and are sharing it among so many different models now that not all of...
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    Good questions and suggestions from Ms Bean. In...

    Good questions and suggestions from Ms Bean. In addition to what she said, it is important to know that almost everybody will feel this way the first time she or he plays in a larger group. Everybody...
  12. Perhaps the wood wasn't properly dried and is now...

    Perhaps the wood wasn't properly dried and is now working underneath the finish? Have you tried to look or touch from the inside?
  13. Wow, that was beautiful. Perfect harmonies, like...

    Wow, that was beautiful. Perfect harmonies, like the Dixie Chicks.
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    I have several Pono and one KoAloha Opio tenor...

    I have several Pono and one KoAloha Opio tenor and find the neck profiles to be very similar: perfectly rounded, not shallow like a Kanilea. Pono is about 1mm thicker (I measured). Despite the wider...
  15. Heck of a story, thanks for sharing! Reading...

    Heck of a story, thanks for sharing! Reading through your entire manifesto of Aloha really lifted my spirit.
  16. Thread: NUD Romero

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    Congratulations, you picked a great one!

    Congratulations, you picked a great one!
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    As other have stated, I seem to recall that the...

    As other have stated, I seem to recall that the Luna Bass ukes were tuned an octave higher than a regular bass, like the bottom four strings of a guitar.
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    Congratulations, so glad to hear that someone...

    Congratulations, so glad to hear that someone from the Underground got #1!
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    A look at Uma Ukulele from Taiwan: ...

    A look at Uma Ukulele from Taiwan:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6QZPz5VJk8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6QZPz5VJk8
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    Andrew from The Ukulele Site chatting with Joe...

    Andrew from The Ukulele Site chatting with Joe Luttwak from Blackbird about a new satin finish, a hint towards a baritone model, and lots of other stuff (several non-ukulele related topics):

    ...
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    I would normally recommend to skip the entry...

    I would normally recommend to skip the entry level market and go straight for something decent (my go-to would be an all solid wood Pono for around $300). My assumption is that a better instrument...
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    A nice roundup from the Kala booth, showing off...

    A nice roundup from the Kala booth, showing off the Ukadelic, Elvis, Glitter, Surf, Exotic, Bamboo, and Rosewood Elite models:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkKkEbJknVI...
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    And another look at the new Lanikai models,...

    And another look at the new Lanikai models, thinline, quilted maple in purple, and their Oak line:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7O3dL4oJ2M
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7O3dL4oJ2M
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    And yes, another look at the Fender Strat, Tele,...

    And yes, another look at the Fender Strat, Tele, and Jazzmaster ukes:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwJqeeLigQE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwJqeeLigQE
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    Yet another look at some of the news from Ohana:...

    Yet another look at some of the news from Ohana:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htS1IdOkCLE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htS1IdOkCLE
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