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  1. If I found an almost 80 year old instrument for a...

    If I found an almost 80 year old instrument for a steal with issues, I'd pay a luthier to do it properly. If you're asking what glue to use on an 80 year old Gretsch, you may want to purchase a...
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    Are any of them Steel string?

    Are any of them Steel string?
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    I had the pleasure or playing Ron's Martin spruce...

    I had the pleasure or playing Ron's Martin spruce top. I've never seen or played a martin so well made and sounding. Light as a feather yet booms out like a cannon. Incredible. Dang, should have...
  4. I found with my older vintage mahogany ukes;...

    I found with my older vintage mahogany ukes; nylon seems to bring out a deeper more mellow sound. Especially my Favilla,
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    If the three sized ukes are tuned to D then the...

    If the three sized ukes are tuned to D then the third fret would be a D. What's your point? What if the tenor is tuned to a G? The intervals of notes are the same, just a different pitch. As far as...
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    Remember a tenor guitar usually has a 1 1/4" wide...

    Remember a tenor guitar usually has a 1 1/4" wide neck vs. 1 13/8" for baritones. I had a, what I call, a contra baritone built. It's the body size of a tenor guitar with a 1 3/8" wide neck,23"...
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    After awhile, you'll learn there are chord...

    After awhile, you'll learn there are chord patterns to most songs. C,F,G7; G,C,D7. Once you learn the shapes and the patterns it becomes almost routine to know playing with one shape chord usually...
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    Chord shapes are chord shapes, no difference....

    Chord shapes are chord shapes, no difference. Just different keys. Ukuleles can be tuned to different keys also. I know in British Columbia, Canada, they tune their ukes to D. I like a baritone...
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    Just put a drop of super glue on the end.

    Just put a drop of super glue on the end.
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    Too Late, Ron already bought it. I think it's a...

    Too Late, Ron already bought it. I think it's a heck of a deal buying a R&D instrument made by Martin. Not too many research and development instruments go out their door.
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    Listen to Doc Watson as an example. Double...

    Listen to Doc Watson as an example. Double picking is every note is hit twice. Double picking is just like using two notes of the same value. The only difference is that they are counted as a single...
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    I flat pick all the time. I play lead guitar in a...

    I flat pick all the time. I play lead guitar in a blus grass group and uke in a couple uke groups. Nothing like the sound of double flat pickin' on a uke.
  13. It's going to a good home.

    It's going to a good home.
  14. I owned it for a number of years. David Webbers...

    I owned it for a number of years. David Webbers wife wanted a baritone so he made 5. This is the first of the five. The koa shimmers in the light. The neck is incredible with a low, fast action...
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    I don't think there's any hate towards Pono. I...

    I don't think there's any hate towards Pono. I had the Pono UL4-40 steel baritone and liked it a lot. I didn't like the thick neck. I could have had it shaved down by my luthier but decided to go...
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    I'm from a guitar and 5 string banjo background;...

    I'm from a guitar and 5 string banjo background; mostly guitar. Since the ulnar nerve died in my right elbow, I mostly flat pick now with a pick. Like strings and capos, there are custom picks out...
  17. Once you get the diagnosis, it means you're on...

    Once you get the diagnosis, it means you're on the way to healing and health. You ain't done yet Dave.!
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    I've been playing 60 years steady. I can play...

    I've been playing 60 years steady. I can play with any group in any type of music in any key. You're right I don't know much about music theory. Everything I've learned was thru playing with groups. ...
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    You are one crazy dude Kimo. How is anyone to...

    You are one crazy dude Kimo. How is anyone to know Glen would be changing the keys; is it mentioned anywhere in his ads, website or books?

    I have no issue with Glens teaching methods or style. I...
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    I bought his Tenor Jazz books a few years ago. I...

    I bought his Tenor Jazz books a few years ago. I liked them so bought his baritone jazz books a little later. I was disappointed he used the same chord shapes but just changed the key to fit the...
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    I had a custom, what I call, contra baritone...

    I had a custom, what I call, contra baritone built last year. It's tenor guitar size with nylon strings 1 3/8th" neck. With the larger deeper body it has a very deep rich sound. It'll shut down a...
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    Gary, if the whitel label doesn't have a date...

    Gary, if the whitel label doesn't have a date stamp, does that mean it's between '75-78 unless stamp wore off?
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    I had a baritone built to the same size as a...

    I had a baritone built to the same size as a tenor guitar with a 1 3/8th neck. I call it a contra baritone for it's deep rich sound. I asked the luthier why its a baritone and not a tenor guitar. He...
  24. Speaking with a local luthier, Pegheads changed...

    Speaking with a local luthier, Pegheads changed the original style or design, not sure which. I think he sent the last order back and is looking at switching to Gotahs for now.
  25. I just took a vintage Favilla as part of trade on...

    I just took a vintage Favilla as part of trade on a Webber baritone I sold. Since it was a vintage mahogany bari. he put on the Diaddario EJ65B Pro Arte nylon strings. Wow, I was so impressed by...
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