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  1. Here’s the solid body four string class act....

    Here’s the solid body four string class act. They’re big, expensive, and hard to come by, but they’re wonderful! I’m glad I was able to get one. ...
  2. Arthur Godfrey on his baritone in “The Glass...

    Arthur Godfrey on his baritone in “The Glass Bottom Boat” with Doris Day:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEAHbNBbZ9E
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    Thanks for the review, Barry! I play mostly...

    Thanks for the review, Barry! I play mostly soprano ukes, but I’ve always wanted a Telecaster (and definitely NOT a Fullerton). I ordered one in butterscotch blonde from Elderly and waited for...
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    I ordered one from Elderly when they were...

    I ordered one from Elderly when they were announced in early 2019 and didn’t get it until February of this year. I found the light strings that came on the Tenor Tele were floppy when tuned to DGBE,...
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    Fender’s Alternate Reality Tenor Telecaster is...

    Fender’s Alternate Reality Tenor Telecaster is sort of a big, steel-strung baritone uke, given its DGBE default tuning. I’d love to see your take on it; it’s certainly truer to the Tele tradition.
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    127744. Here’s an electric option: the Fender...

    127744. Here’s an electric option: the Fender Tenor Tele. It’s a big bigger than your average baritone, but it can be tuned like one. They’re hard to find, but they’re interesting....
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    Do only short people play violin, medium people...

    Do only short people play violin, medium people viola, or tall people only cello or bass? If stature doesn’t determine which instrument in the violin family people play, why should it be so for the...
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    Great review as always, Barry! I was intrigued...

    Great review as always, Barry! I was intrigued by your recent testing of the boat paddle uke and went back and read the concert review. I also visited the KM website and really liked the look of...
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    125536. These are my Brükos: a zebra wood flat...

    125536. These are my Brükos: a zebra wood flat soprano with a rounded back and a #6. I purchased the zebrano while visiting the Brüko plant (something every uke player visiting Germany should do)...
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    Do it, do, it, do it! By the way, I finally...

    Do it, do, it, do it! By the way, I finally received the Fender Alternate Reality Tenor Telecaster that I ordered from Elderly Instruments last April. I’m not much of a guitarist and am new to the...
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    Great review, as always, Barry. I have two...

    Great review, as always, Barry. I have two Brüko ukes, a zebra wood flat soprano with a rounded back and a standard #6 soprano. Both are excellent instruments, and I find myself playing them more...
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    I have both a Kala soprano travel uke and a...

    I have both a Kala soprano travel uke and a Brüko zebra wood flat soprano with an arched back. I also have a standard Brüko #6. The Brükos have a distinctive sound, which I really like. The...
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    119851. I’m very fond of my Brükos: a flat,...

    119851. I’m very fond of my Brükos: a flat, round-backed zebra wood soprano and a number 6. I bought the “zebrano” at the factory after a delightful tour of their facilities by Hubert and...
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    I shopped for ukes on Maui six years ago and...

    I shopped for ukes on Maui six years ago and visited Mele, Lahaina Music, and Bounty Music. Meles are made in Asia, though they’re set up in Hawaii. They were nice but just didn’t measure up to the...
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    Elderly’s description appears to come from...

    Elderly’s description appears to come from Fender. Apparently the manufacturer’s default tuning is DGBE, though tuning in fifths is certainly an option. I’m primarily a soprano or concert guy, but...
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    Tele Tenor

    Has anyone else been intrigued by this new product which was introduced at NAMM?https://www.elderly.com/catalog/product/view/id/149505/s/fender-alternate-reality-tenor-tele-lake-placid-blue/#details...
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    Brüko offers some fine solid mahogany sopranos:...

    Brüko offers some fine solid mahogany sopranos: https://ukulelen.brueko.de/screen/page/sopran-ukulele-klassiker. They may not quite measure up to Kiwaya KTS-4 standards, but they’re well-made and...
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    Sticky: 115481 Left to right: Ohana SK-35; Brüko zebra...

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    Left to right: Ohana SK-35; Brüko zebra wood flat soprano with arched back; Earnest mahogany concert; National maple concert; Koaloha concert; Kamaka soprano; Brüko style 6
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    Thanks, Bill. It does bark, as Brükos do,...

    Thanks, Bill. It does bark, as Brükos do, though not as much as my #6. I have a Kamaka soprano, a Koaloha concert, and a National, but I’ve been playing the Brükos more than the others since I...
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    114169114170114171 This is my Brüko flat,...

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    This is my Brüko flat, arch back zebra wood soprano with maple and walnut neck. I purchased it during a delightful factory tour in 2015. I had contacted Pfeiffers several...
  21. Nice review! To me it has the look of a...

    Nice review! To me it has the look of a Rickenbacker fireglo, which isn’t a bad thing.106500
  22. I had the privilege of visiting the Brüko...

    I had the privilege of visiting the Brüko factory two years ago. I had emailed Herr Pfeiffer about six weeks before our trip to Germany and asked if we could visit the factory. I also told him...
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    I normally play the bass note an octave (or two)...

    I normally play the bass note an octave (or two) high on whichever string is most convenient, often the 1st or 4th. The sound complements reentrant tuning nicely. I suppose that technically the...
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    . Same deal with ELW. Some of the hymns that...

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    Same deal with ELW. Some of the hymns that are not in "guitar friendly" keys include alternate chords with capo positioning recommendations. Of course some guitar friendly keys (i.e., E major)...
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    Hymn Favorites is a nice, relatively small...

    Hymn Favorites is a nice, relatively small collection (32 vs several hundred vs 1000). The fake book looks like a great value, especially in the light of ELW's price tag.
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