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    Congratulations on an amazing instrument. When...

    Congratulations on an amazing instrument. When the guys at HMS get that excited about an instrument you know the builder is a good one. Redwood and walnut is one of my favorite pairings. My I’iwi...
  2. Careful there Hodge. Doing the deep dive into...

    Careful there Hodge. Doing the deep dive into electronics is really dangerous and expensive ;)

    I have not had the pleasure of playing through a tube amp before but I can only image. I have the...
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    Very nice and a Happy Holidays to you too. It...

    Very nice and a Happy Holidays to you too. It appears you play left handed, unless the video has just flipped the image around. If you do play left handed is that a left handed instrument or do you...
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    Yes, if you deal with a custom builder that knows...

    Yes, if you deal with a custom builder that knows their stuff they have strong opinions on neck materials. The tried and true from classical guitar necks is mahogany and Spanish cedar. Fretboard...
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    I use picks from .73 up to 1.3 for steel string...

    I use picks from .73 up to 1.3 for steel string guitar. My favorite and the one I use 90% of the time is Dunlop Ultex .88mm it is harder then nylon and gives a nice sound to my ear. I will even use a...
  6. Now here is a song I can enthusiastically applaud...

    Now here is a song I can enthusiastically applaud along with the instrument and the player. That was beautifully played Brenda, put me in the mood for short bread and eggnog. Thanks for posting it,...
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    Yes Gotoh UPT are my Go to tuners, see what I did...

    Yes Gotoh UPT are my Go to tuners, see what I did there:p

    I have them on 4 of my tenors, a super concert, super soprano and I installed them on my Mya Moe baritone. Absolute quality in...
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    Dick give the new guy sometime to get acclimated...

    Dick give the new guy sometime to get acclimated to your environment . Then play the heck out of it for the next 2-4 weeks it will start to come alive. Then change the strings to phosphorus bronze...
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    Oh no......I live about 10 minutes away from one...

    Oh no......I live about 10 minutes away from one of the Toronto Lee Valley stores. I own a bunch of their tools, such a great place
  10. Old ‘n Slow Bill makes a very good point about...

    Old ‘n Slow Bill makes a very good point about the time is now. If you love to play and it brings you joy then you are worthy. That is the only criteria, if playing skill was one I certainly won’t be...
  11. I do play chord melody with no nails but on tenor...

    I do play chord melody with no nails but on tenor exclusively with low G. If it is any help I could possibly answer some questions.
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    I have a LfdM 19” super tenor that Luis built for...

    I have a LfdM 19” super tenor that Luis built for me with a sinker cedar top. He had built a regular tenor the year before to go to HMS and I played it and loved the tone. I have mine paired with...
  13. Brenda came over to my house to show me her new...

    Brenda came over to my house to show me her new “Christmas Present”. She did own a spruce mahogany TT and always regretted selling it. But she has lusted over the spalted mango a long time so her...
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    There are two schools of thought I always follow...

    There are two schools of thought I always follow when recommending a first uke. Always buy a quality ukulele from a dedicated ukulele store that does a proper set up. HMS, Uke Republic, Mims to name...
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    I will echo the thoughts of Doc J. I’ve owned...

    I will echo the thoughts of Doc J. I’ve owned straight redwood and sinker, western red cedar and sinker cedar and Port Orford. Port Orford was the brightest of all three in two builds. The builder...
  16. Wow that is a very striking looking...

    Wow that is a very striking looking instrument............I wonder what that might be. I have not seen a NUD post but don’t remember any videos featuring this gorgeous looking instrument before ;)
  17. Ken I like you and consider you an online friend...

    Ken I like you and consider you an online friend but I think you jumped the couch on this one pal. It is purely cosmetic as others have said, wood is wood and will vary in color, grain and shading. I...
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    Well you have certainly done the deep dive into...

    Well you have certainly done the deep dive into research and choices, it can be overwhelming. Warm mellow tone with medium coloured wood. Pono tenor in either mahogany or mango in the $400-$700...
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    You never mentioned size, tenor will have more...

    You never mentioned size, tenor will have more guitar like sustain and resonance then the smaller bodied concert and soprano.

    Typically western red cedar and redwood are the warmest sounding...
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    Brother Dick, you done did good. I have a...

    Brother Dick, you done did good. I have a Blueridge BR40T tenor guitar, you got the fancier one. You will really like the sound these produce, pretty much a copy of the Martin tenor guitar....
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    I like the trip to Hawaii idea. Come home with a...

    I like the trip to Hawaii idea. Come home with a new ukulele and all the strings that will fit in your suitcase.
  22. I just want to comment and compliment you for a...

    I just want to comment and compliment you for a very open and diplomatic post and attitude. If more people took your mature and level headed approach to life the world would be a much better place....
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    It’s not free to Canada. That’s always the...

    It’s not free to Canada. That’s always the problem living someplace other then the USA.

    But if I buy a ukulele from HMS and the strings at the same time the shipping is basically free. Spend $1000...
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    Really nice Dave. I kinda forgot about this song...

    Really nice Dave. I kinda forgot about this song but it is so sweet. Dylan has such a huge body of work with so many different flavours
  25. Ok that was awesome. What a great idea to do back...

    Ok that was awesome. What a great idea to do back to back and throwing in the Marin soprano, nice. Great job and great contribution to the site. Thanks for doing that, must have been a lot of work.
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