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    I own an SO that I picked up this past summer....

    I own an SO that I picked up this past summer. Tonally and playing-wise, I love the dang thing but the back is coming away from the sides for about 1/4 of the total circumference. Since the...
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    Despite my user name, I don't have damp fingers...

    Despite my user name, I don't have damp fingers ;)

    I have callouses on my fingertips and I kind of brush the strings sideways with all fretting fingers as I lift off. This makes a subtle sound...
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    Thanks, all - for your input! I think it's not...

    Thanks, all - for your input!

    I think it's not a problem, but a technique that needs to be honed. I'mm gonna roll with it :cool:
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    I like to play uptempo songs with a jazzy or...

    I like to play uptempo songs with a jazzy or Ragtime beat - muting is essential and I find it much easier and instinctive to mute with the fretting hand. I do so by rhythmically relaxing and...
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    I'm not sure if I was clear... I didn't meant to...

    I'm not sure if I was clear... I didn't meant to say that I was trying to figure out how to avoid open string harshness or droning... whatchamacallit... I don't have any problem with that because the...
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    It’s something I had to learn to “undo” a few...

    It’s something I had to learn to “undo” a few years back with a koa guitar. My pinkie nail was leaving tiny crescent-shaped dents in the top (which had no pick guard). I must say I now prefer NOT...
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    Chord changes.

    I’ve noticed something about my playing that makes me wonder how to go forward.

    I like to play moderately complex songs, strummed, and at a faster Ragtime beat. I do a lot of muting with the...
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    You know what might help with learning... hold...

    You know what might help with learning... hold your strumming hand like a pistol, thumb up, index finger straight but relaxed, don’t clamp your other fingers tightly.
    In this position, note how the...
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    I use the all finger strum when I do triplet...

    I use the all finger strum when I do triplet strums. Downstroke with four fingers slightly apart and lightly curled. Follow this with a downstroke with the pad of the thumb. Follow this with an...
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    Sweet! One of these days I have to get my hands...

    Sweet!
    One of these days I have to get my hands on a Favilla. I hear lots of good things about them.
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    Especially considering that you don’t play up...

    Especially considering that you don’t play up there, I’d do as besley suggested. Mask the top and file those two frets down at least until they’re no longer proud of the other frets. Even if you go...
  12. That particular piece of rosewood might not be...

    That particular piece of rosewood might not be hard enough to serve as a nut with wound strings. When you bring the string to pitch, the windings might be leaving impressions in the wood which make...
  13. Clearly you need to buy another uke.

    Clearly you need to buy another uke.
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    I’d like to try a Kiwaya KTS-7.... but I know...

    I’d like to try a Kiwaya KTS-7.... but I know what you mean about Kiwaya putting the kibosh on UAS. I’m quite content with my collection these days. I could part with some ukes by other makers but my...
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    I often transpose songs into several different...

    I often transpose songs into several different keys to find the best compromise between voice and ease of playing the chords. It’s a good skill to have and it’s a good way to practice, too.
    I...
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    Assuming one has the proper files; filing each...

    Assuming one has the proper files; filing each nut slot seems best to me.
    Shaving the nut is not without its own problems. Removing the nut can be dicey... you can damage the headstock overlay....
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    No, I donít. A natural talent and a love of...

    No, I donít. A natural talent and a love of playing will, in my opinion, take a player as far, or even further than a teacher could. And, in the end, the self-taught player will be more likely to...
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    I started on guitar, way back when I was 14 but...

    I started on guitar, way back when I was 14 but dropped it in my early 20s and didn’t even own one again until I was in my mid 40s. Picked up 5 string banjo and uke back around 2004. Uke has taken...
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    If the cracks are stable and old, and the uke...

    If the cracks are stable and old, and the uke sounds good and plays right, Iíd leave it as is.

    My Martin concertís got quite a few cracks, and a broken wood dent on the lower bout, treble side....
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    My understanding is that Kiwaya, the company, was...

    My understanding is that Kiwaya, the company, was founded 100 years ago as a company servicing gramophones. They only started making ukuleles in the 1950s.
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    One thing they have going... they’re cheap and...

    One thing they have going... they’re cheap and they are LONG. Soprano strings out of the package are more than 36” long.
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    Even better. I’m not a fan of the “barn door”...

    Even better. I’m not a fan of the “barn door” electronics on the newer GSMini e guitars. I also think the exotic wood headstock overlay is a vast improvement over the model I had, which had plastic...
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    Is this the model with no on-board electronics?

    Is this the model with no on-board electronics?
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    I love these guitars. Solid Honduran mahogany...

    I love these guitars. Solid Honduran mahogany top, sapele veneer over tulip poplar core for the back and sides, genuine Cameroon ebony fretboard. They are comfortable players and punch well above...
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    Agreed, and genuine Honduran monogamy is best. ...

    Agreed, and genuine Honduran monogamy is best.



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