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  1. The sound the instrument produces for a listener...

    The sound the instrument produces for a listener is not way up there in the list of reasons why I will love one ukulele and loathe another. For me, it’s a mixture of the sound I hear as the player,...
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    Seems fair to me - Pm sent

    Seems fair to me - Pm sent
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    The best results I had were using ground coffee....

    The best results I had were using ground coffee. Rice reduced the smell ( a cheap fragrance, presumably from some sort of room deodorant), baking soda and activated charcoal did too. But the smell...
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    I had a 12 string 12 fret all mahogany Taylor...

    I had a 12 string 12 fret all mahogany Taylor 562ce guitar... drop dead gorgeous, wonderful sound...and it was the easiest playing 12 string I’ve ever tried. But it, too, had scores of tiny finish...
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    Because I like to strum/fingerpick over the 15th...

    Because I like to strum/fingerpick over the 15th on a tenor and I typically donít venture up the neck too far. Also, the shorter neck, given the same scale length, is often designed with the bridge...
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    .... delete ain’t working :/

    .... delete ain’t working :/
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    I’m kind of stunned this hasn’t sold yet. I’m in...

    I’m kind of stunned this hasn’t sold yet. I’m in selling mode myself, otherwise I would have grabbed this at your old asking price
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    ...and with a slotted headstock and a 12 fret...

    ...and with a slotted headstock and a 12 fret neck instead of 14 ;)
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    I agree, especially with mahogany. To my ear,...

    I agree, especially with mahogany. To my ear, cedar has more warmth than spruce but it’s a dry warmth, even a bit scratchy. Mahogany, otoh, seems to have a nice comfortable warmth to my ear, like a...
  10. The perceived value or beauty of any ukulele is a...

    The perceived value or beauty of any ukulele is a personal thing.

    If the buyer sees fault with an instrument, it’s up to them whether they will cease to recommend instruments by that maker to...
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    Your photo has been rotated for the benefit of...

    Your photo has been rotated for the benefit of our antipodean forumites.
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    To Americans, toques are the white mushroom-like...

    To Americans, toques are the white mushroom-like hats that chefs wear. To us, calling a watch cap a toque would be one toque over the line. ;)
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    My Tilley is flecked with mildew stains from...

    My Tilley is flecked with mildew stains from getting stuffed into the front hatches of kayaks too often and left there “overnight” for a few days. Great hats for paddle sports, them Tilleys are, even...
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    Yeah, it’s tough finding hats that fit when...

    Yeah, it’s tough finding hats that fit when you’ve got a big head. Not only FIT, but also look right. The baseball style hats that are one-size-fits-all might fit with the band extended to its last...
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    Iíve always felt that the concert size was right...

    Iíve always felt that the concert size was right at the sweet spot when it came to ukuleles. I do love my sopranos, and sometimes it seems nothing will suit my mood better than a tenor. But the...
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    Plenty of full scale 5 string open back banjos...

    Plenty of full scale 5 string open back banjos are very well suited to being strung with nylon strings. They often sound really good, too. Remember, the 5 string banjo predates steel strings by a...
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    I donít really see a cannibal there... but itís...

    I donít really see a cannibal there... but itís an Alulu ukulele. If it had been a Donner ukulele, then yeah, I instantly think ďcannibalĒ ;)
  18. I actually like the Aquila reds precisely for...

    I actually like the Aquila reds precisely for that dry, papery tone. The only thing I like about low G tuning is that I can play songs in a country acoustic fingerpicking blues vibe, and that...
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    Howsabout $45?

    Howsabout $45?
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    ...and not a wall mounted holder? From a design...

    ...and not a wall mounted holder? From a design perspective, I’m thinking any such a holder would have to either have a big footprint or it must be very bottom heavy, or anchored or bolted to the...
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    Damp-it/Grover Ukulele Humidifiers

    I bought these last year and ended up using a different system to humidify my uke horde.

    One of these has been used, briefly, but the remaining 6 are new in their packages.

    $55 paypal, shipped...
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    Mahogany all around. I like it even better than...

    Mahogany all around. I like it even better than koa.
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    I notice that your uke, like the Pono tenor I...

    I notice that your uke, like the Pono tenor I owned, has tall, fat frets. Though they’re great on some ukes, I think that when those taller fret ends are dressed, in some cases, the set up person...
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    I donít get up the neck too often past the 7 th...

    I donít get up the neck too often past the 7 th fret, but I never heard anything ďoffĒ in my few forays up there. Iím pretty sure, however, that a digital tuner would probably show variations that my...
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    There are several joking responses to this that...

    There are several joking responses to this that spring to my mind.... but I’ll resist the temptation. :rolleyes:
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