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  1. There were long lines at lunch for sure. Plan on...

    There were long lines at lunch for sure. Plan on eating early or late to minimize your time in line.
    The food we got from the Brew Wings truck was amazing, worth the wait.

    Looks like work is...
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    Welcome to the forum. Be very careful to keep...

    Welcome to the forum.
    Be very careful to keep your instrument cased and humidified in that desert environment.
  3. Thread: Kmise KMU 21S

    by maki66
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    Kmise KMU 21S

    One of my co workers bought this recently and I had an opportunity to do an extensive test drive. I liked it, I liked it a lot!
    ...
  4. Awesome, great cover. LOVE the CBG.

    Awesome, great cover.
    LOVE the CBG.
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    I've got a Gold Tone tenor banjolele that I just...

    I've got a Gold Tone tenor banjolele that I just adore.

    Its very much a small banjo, but with the ukulele ease of playing.

    Part of the great sound comes at the price of weight, which some folks...
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    That's a really good deal.

    That's a really good deal.
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    We bought a bunch of different Enya that were...

    We bought a bunch of different Enya that were priced from $19-29 on three different occasions.
    XLP camp soprano, multiple concert and tenors that were either solid top mahogany or sepele plywood....
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    My coworker bought a Luna tattoo from a local big...

    My coworker bought a Luna tattoo from a local big box music store.
    I've played it and its very decent, I'd buy it.
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    We bought a bunch of Enya. I like the solid tops...

    We bought a bunch of Enya.
    I like the solid tops and the laminates just fine.
    At least after the strings were changed, the originals suck.
    We gifted most to friends and family and kept one of the...
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    I like beginner books and the Dummies series is...

    I like beginner books and the Dummies series is always good, IMO.
    I like the comprehensive approach they use, and the fact that they assume the reader knows nothing.
    I bought one used on Ebay for a...
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    There is plenty of music made today that is...

    There is plenty of music made today that is great, don't blame others if you can't be bothered to look for yourself.
    And I can tell you for a fact that I've heard the same thing since I was a little...
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    You absolutely can't go wrong with Mim, great...

    You absolutely can't go wrong with Mim, great choice.
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    I don't have any experience with the Makala line,...

    I don't have any experience with the Makala line, but we did buy several Kalas from Austin Bazaar and we were very happy.
    Happy enough to return and buy more.
    We also bought a number of Enya...
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    Kalas are excellent. We have a bunch in different...

    Kalas are excellent. We have a bunch in different sizes and flavors.
    We have purchased though Amazon using Austin Bazaar vendor who does a good set up.
    Austin Bazaar has their own web site too, but...
  15. I believe that almost anyone could hear the...

    I believe that almost anyone could hear the difference between two instruments that were made the same but used those
    woods in the picture to make the sound board.
    I think the difference would be...
  16. Old growth vs new growth doesn't matter much to...

    Old growth vs new growth doesn't matter much to koa, which is a fast growing acacia.
    Where it does matter a great deal is for conifers, spruce, cedar, redwood, etc.
    And the important idea here...
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    Looks like a real beauty, congratulations.

    Looks like a real beauty, congratulations.
  18. Any chance of getting Del Ray, if not this year,...

    Any chance of getting Del Ray, if not this year, then next?
    Just a thought....
  19. Thread: Koa Trees

    by maki66
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    http://hawaiiforest.org/index.php/article/investin...

    http://hawaiiforest.org/index.php/article/investing_in_koa_forest_plantations
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    Great cover! Rip Tide is one of my favorites...

    Great cover!
    Rip Tide is one of my favorites too.
    Thanks.
  21. No experience with the other two, but my wife has...

    No experience with the other two, but my wife has a Kala cedar top and just loves it.
    I think you'd be happy with any of those, but I do like that cedar top. The tone is amazing.
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    That's a rare beauty John. Someday I'd like to...

    That's a rare beauty John. Someday I'd like to build something similar for myself.
    What type of bracing system did you use on that?
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    My current favorite YouTube, slide CBG old school...

    My current favorite YouTube, slide CBG old school blues;


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIIEhH7xOXg
    John Colter[/QUOTE]
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    Photos of my second build and the upgraded #!; ...

    Photos of my second build and the upgraded #!;

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  25. I'm lucky. My wife plays stringed instruments and...

    I'm lucky. My wife plays stringed instruments and has been telling me for years that I should play strings too.
    So I did, starting with ukuleles.
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