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    Low cost ukuleles are made across Asia. China is...

    Low cost ukuleles are made across Asia. China is one of many manufacturing countries.There will still be a good supply of low cost ukuleles available. The planet has become so dependent on China,...
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    Ukes get damaged. Sometimes beyond repair. ...

    Ukes get damaged. Sometimes beyond repair.
    Luckily we live at a time when its not hard to find a new uke to replace a damaged one. It is sad if its a custom made uke or has a special memory, but...
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    Its an easy question to answer for yourself.

    Purchase two dolphins or Mahalo sopranos or similar. Put a sound port in one and listen to the difference. Cost about $50 and about two hours work....
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    Every famous musician is a teacher of sorts....

    Every famous musician is a teacher of sorts. Every recording they make is a lesson. Even a relatively recent tune like Bad Guy, the singer won 4 Grammys, already has an amazing amount of analytic...
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    You can pay AU$499 for a pencil. Look up the Graf...

    You can pay AU$499 for a pencil. Look up the Graf Von Faber-Castell range of Perfect Pencils.

    I find that 2B lead is very resonant and has a much more pleasant timbre than 2H, but the hardness of...
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    I just typed "gold label kamaka" into a search...

    I just typed "gold label kamaka" into a search engine and the answer direct from Kamaka was at the top. Apparently Kamaka changed the labels in 1969, so you can use the label to date a ukulele made...
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    If you are unhappy and you can send it back, then...

    If you are unhappy and you can send it back, then take the opportunity to send it back. There is no way to deal with the dent, it will always be there annoying you, and the planet is currently...
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    It looks like it had the tags and paper work as...

    It looks like it had the tags and paper work as well.

    Will it turn up on Reverb?
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    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.ph...

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?123226-For-Sale-John-Morton-Tenor-Resonator-German-Silver&highlight=john+morton+tenor

    It appears that the uke was sold in 2016. 288 days after...
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    It looks like uke building timber. Just as a...

    It looks like uke building timber.

    Just as a suggestion and for some entertainment, can you find a way to get it DNA tested? You can get human DNA tested for a relatively low price, will it work...
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    Wound strings wear out. You have to change them...

    Wound strings wear out. You have to change them more often than plastic strings. Get over it.

    It can get expensive if you are playing a lot and don't take care to buy in bulk and find the most...
  12. Thread: NUD: Aklo Bamboo

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    Its easy to peel off the backing using an Exacto...

    Its easy to peel off the backing using an Exacto knife tip or a pin. Then you keep the dot on the tip of the knife to place it on the fretboard. Easy enough with patience.

    Black dots will look...
  13. You can follow Mic Conway on FaceBook, he was the...

    You can follow Mic Conway on FaceBook, he was the leader of the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band.

    If you can get to the East Coast of Australia, you can catch up with him on tour. Most of the venues...
  14. Thread: NUD: Aklo Bamboo

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    If you are going to buy a punch, look up the...

    If you are going to buy a punch, look up the leather hole punches which are accessible to you. They come in different shapes and sizes.
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    If you have a single hole punch and some sticky...

    If you have a single hole punch and some sticky back nylon sheet already in the house, you can make your own dots now.
  16. Thread: Strings on Kalas

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    I have some sugar Aquilla strings on a mahogany...

    I have some sugar Aquilla strings on a mahogany soprano, which seems to work well.
  17. The link works for me. Look up Pete Howlett...

    The link works for me. Look up Pete Howlett Ukulele Owners Club on FaceBook, which is a public group. There are live videos almost every day to watch. The best are the ones where you watch the final...
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    Let the marketplace work as a marketplace with...

    Let the marketplace work as a marketplace with appropriate interaction between bona fide potential buyers and the seller, and we all win and sellers wont be hesitant to list the best ukes here. All...
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