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    Ah yes the C is lowest note, I had my six string...

    Ah yes the C is lowest note, I had my six string uke in mind that has a high Octave C added. This makes things even worse, though I have a concert in fifths that has a low C as well, which is not...
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    It seems there are many varieties of tipple all...

    It seems there are many varieties of tipple all steel stringed and designed to take specific place in their country's folklore. The Martin and Ohana tiples are quite different, and I think one of the...
  3. I don't use a strap and have no problem playing...

    I don't use a strap and have no problem playing anything with my left hand. I use the traditional uke position that supposedly is taught in Hawaiian schools where you tuck the uke in with your right...
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    I visited the store several times and it has a...

    I visited the store several times and it has a wall with a very nice selection of high end ukes. This even includes a few custom builds for the owner that may not be for sale but certainly worth...
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    That is a good question. I also have that set up...

    That is a good question. I also have that set up and don't like it. The wound strings are too floppy and sound is terrible. Also, the wound strings have discolored even though I only played two or...
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    I have several guitars and for me a baritone uke...

    I have several guitars and for me a baritone uke is useless, it's almost as big as a small guitar but lacks two strings. But if you're in a uke group that only has tenors and smaller it may add a bit...
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    Most Martin ukes are made of mahogany which is a...

    Most Martin ukes are made of mahogany which is a quite pale wood and therefore usually gets stained to make it more attractive. I would think that the actual stain used was quite variable from one...
  8. Yes they say it's the same species that used to...

    Yes they say it's the same species that used to grow on Cuba but they get it from plantations in Indonesia. The FAQ section on the Pono website is more informative than what most other brands are...
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    As others have mentioned the back does not look...

    As others have mentioned the back does not look like mahogany at all, stripes definitely point to Sapele.
  10. For the sound you desire I think that a mahogany...

    For the sound you desire I think that a mahogany style uke would be better much better suited than an acacia. And the Pono specs actually show genuine mahogany and not some African variety. Also note...
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    Aquila Super Nylgut with Red Low G.

    Aquila Super Nylgut with Red Low G.
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    Only my luthier built uke has a hand carved...

    Only my luthier built uke has a hand carved compensated saddle, the other five do not and maybe they would be better intonated if they had one. As much as I like science and theory, on this one I...
  13. Finger or hand size is not relevant, just can be...

    Finger or hand size is not relevant, just can be limiting if you want to span many frets. It's just a matter of practice to put them in the right place at the right angle. If things feel to crowded...
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    I would have loved to get one of his six string...

    I would have loved to get one of his six string ukes.
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    I noticed this with KoAloha Silver series concert...

    I noticed this with KoAloha Silver series concert and soprano ukes. Usually KoAloha have light friction tuners for these sizes, but for silver series they upgraded to geared paddle style tuners. They...
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    Yes some of these strings have additives that...

    Yes some of these strings have additives that don't affect density or tension. For example the Bytown strings are made in two layers and referred to as DSF, Double-Structure Fluorocarbon. The inner...
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    No, the octave string are an add-on to the...

    No, the octave string are an add-on to the existing dominating string pattern. Even a five string uke that has both high and low G is primarily linear. On the other hand, a six string uke that is set...
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    I am obviously not a uke personality that gets...

    I am obviously not a uke personality that gets quoted in uke magazine but what ukezaza says is the opposite of my limited experience. I prefer the feel and sound of high tension, and my first soprano...
  19. You are asking many questions in one thread and I...

    You are asking many questions in one thread and I will try to offer points on some of them. Is your budget max of 400 just for the uke or does that include the electronics for $180? I don't think...
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    Martin and Worth should have same density so...

    Martin and Worth should have same density so tension difference is due to thickness difference only. When you say that Worth is noticeably higher does that mean it is more difficult to bend or less...
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    The Stealth tuner is definitely the way to go for...

    The Stealth tuner is definitely the way to go for tenor size ukulele. The slotted headstocks that mimic those of classic guitars always look somehow disproportionate, but may be ok for something like...
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    Are these not super cheap like

    Are these not super cheap like <$50 and designed to be played in rough environments like literally in the water? Expectations on quality of the instrument should keep that in mind.
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    Thank you this is quite interesting. I am...

    Thank you this is quite interesting. I am surprised about how poorly balanced some of the sets are. It seems that the E string often has lowest tension of the set whereas the G and A strings are very...
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    New posts missing

    When I press new posts nothing shows up, though I am sure there must be new posts...
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    That is a very cool uke and I am glad to hear...

    That is a very cool uke and I am glad to hear that it sounds pleasing which I did not expect with the included strings. The GHS Liliu are for tenor scale so tension with thick strings is likely high....
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