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  1. At that price I was tempted but I see that it has...

    At that price I was tempted but I see that it has a pin bridge on it which would be a deal breaker for me. Nice looking soprano though. I love the headstock.
  2. I'm going to go out on a limb here and I'm sure...

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and I'm sure there's someone out there who won't hesitate to tell me that I'm wrong because I may be. I suppose that yes, if you know that a uke is going to be...
  3. Unless it has a pick guard or is a cutout, the...

    Unless it has a pick guard or is a cutout, the only thing that makes a uke right or left handed is the way that it's strung. Restring it and you're ready to go with no teaching/learning adjustment...
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    I was attracted to the Flea/Fluke at one point in...

    I was attracted to the Flea/Fluke at one point in time. I had a chance to try a Flea in a music store and the sound was pretty nice. There were several things I couldn't get past. I didn't like the...
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    Setup with proper action is critical. I bought my...

    Setup with proper action is critical. I bought my first ukulele from a big box type music store. The action was so high that any kind of barre chord required kung fu grip. Playing the uke that way...
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    By my reckoning, only one person advised ignoring...

    By my reckoning, only one person advised ignoring the "scammer" and they were under the impression that I've already offered this person advice and information. The only thing I've messaged to this...
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    I'm opening up a dialogue with this person via...

    I'm opening up a dialogue with this person via messaging to delve into this a little further. I still find this whole thing strikingly odd. If this person is savvy enough to sign up for an account on...
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    Another scam or just odd?

    Listing a uke for sale has been quite an adventure!

    Just over a month ago I sold a uke that I had listed locally. One reply was a known/common scam attempt which I won't go into here but I did...
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    This may be in another direction from where...

    This may be in another direction from where you're currently going but you might want to consider an Ohana SK-30M from Mim. It's a long neck soprano so it has a soprano body with a concert scale...
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    I'd try and sell it locally. I had a starter...

    I'd try and sell it locally. I had a starter Lanikai LU-21C I listed on Craigslist. It was the uke, a case, a tuner and a cleaning cloth. After I had it set up and put new strings on it I was...
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    If I had to do it all again this is what I'd...

    If I had to do it all again this is what I'd advise. Unless you have really small hands I'd recommend a concert sized ukulele. It still has that characteristic ukulele sound but it gives you a little...
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    Keenonuke isn't alone. I read the title and...

    Keenonuke isn't alone. I read the title and thought it was selling for U.S. $200. I would have bought that instantly as I am sure others would too.
  13. This is how I discovered the song on Boardwalk...

    This is how I discovered the song on Boardwalk Empire. The singer really lays it on pretty thick but I guess I get what she's going for.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj3xxN1Cu8o
  14. There's a lot of truth in that song. Sometimes...

    There's a lot of truth in that song. Sometimes wanting and chasing the object is more exciting than obtaining the object. I actually play and sing this song from time to time. I first heard it on an...
  15. "He who hesitates is lost" is the reasoning...

    "He who hesitates is lost" is the reasoning behind one of my pure impulse buys. It also helped that I was sitting on a nice PayPal balance from junk that I sold. (Mostly books and CDs.) It turned out...
  16. UAS confusion and the benefit of a "cooling off" period.

    I was at my all-time high of 5 ukes when I got a strong itch to get yet another. I certainly didn't need it and if I scratched that itch I'd be spending north of $400 so I couldn't take that decision...
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    Maybe open the lid as far as it wants to go then...

    Maybe open the lid as far as it wants to go then gently push it open a little bit more. You don't want to break the hinges but maybe a little gentle hyperextension from its current position will...
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    John Prine performed in Minneapolis last Friday...

    John Prine performed in Minneapolis last Friday and I was reading the concert review in the paper where he told a story about Leon Redbone from back in the day when they toured together. After one of...
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    This is a fun one. ...

    This is a fun one.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2dCkF_Nunk
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    Leon Redbone has passed away at 69

    Leon Redbone has passed away at 69. He had stopped performing years ago due to health issues. He was a very private person so I don't think there's any information out there about what his health...
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    - friction tuners - tuners that stick straight...

    - friction tuners
    - tuners that stick straight out of the back of the head rather than the sides of the head
    - pin bridge
    - knotted bridge
  22. I'm toying with the idea of getting a thinline...

    I'm toying with the idea of getting a thinline concert and it would fit into my "if I'm getting another uke it should be something different" motif.

    Moving from my concerts to my longneck soprano...
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    Chord transitions are challenging as a beginner...

    Chord transitions are challenging as a beginner but they will become much easier with practice practice practice! Play songs that you enjoy and that you know well so you will know how they are...
  24. Are thinline ukuleles awkward or weird to play?

    Does it feel awkward or weird to play a thinline ukulele? Would it require much adjusting to how you would play it?

    I am an all-concert guy but I do have a concert scale long neck soprano uke. I...
  25. In hindsight and in light of hearing about others...

    In hindsight and in light of hearing about others experience with shipping errors I guess that I am. I don't know that I was looking for a "windfall" like others experienced but a concession of some...
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