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  1. Just bought a Martin Baritone off reverb. No more...

    Just bought a Martin Baritone off reverb. No more predictions on what‘s gonna be next. :rolleyes:
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    Poll: Hey, thanks a lot for the science. :D That's very...

    Hey, thanks a lot for the science. :D That's very interesting! In the end, I guess, it pretty much depends on the personal preferences in playing style as well. I'd consider myself a pretty...
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    Poll: No. I tried not to change the angle and distance...

    No. I tried not to change the angle and distance to the mic (Shure MV88) too much though.

    Actually, I'd say, #1 is slightly louder.
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    Poll: So, here's the reveal: I went with #2. (on the...

    So, here's the reveal: I went with #2. (on the right) :cool:

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    As mentioned, they're pretty close but #2 just seemed a bit more "clear sounding" to me, especially at its sweet spot around...
  5. Haha, I did not check the pictures right away and...

    Haha, I did not check the pictures right away and was already wondering where Peter got the actual dog bone from. (And why he wouldn't use if for nut and saddle as well. :D )

    Looking gorgeous for...
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    Marco Todeschini of Antica Ukuleleria builds in...

    Marco Todeschini of Antica Ukuleleria builds in pearwood.

    If you go to his website (https://www.anticaukuleleria.com/libero) or Facebook/Instagram you'll find some of his ukes with bodies out of...
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    Poll: Thanks for all your comments; that's very...

    Thanks for all your comments; that's very interesting. I added a poll to the thread and will reveal my choice and why a bit later. :-D Good to see that there seem to preferences for both instruments....
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    Poll: Both still have the Martin stock strings on.

    Both still have the Martin stock strings on.
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    It took me a while but here's the promised sound...

    It took me a while but here's the promised sound demo: https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?147943-What-s-your-favorite-(sound-comparison)&p=2255482#post2255482

    (I opened a new...
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    Poll: What's your favorite? (sound comparison)

    A few weeks ago I bought two Martin Centennial sopranos. Today I let one go. Before I put it in its case to leave for its final destination, I recorded a sound demo of both instruments.

    I think,...
  11. Sold! Thank you.

    Sold! Thank you.
  12. More pics

    Edit: took the pictures off my server.
  13. FS: Martin Style 1 Centennial Soprano (Europe only)

    I am selling one of my Martin Centennials. Bought two months ago in Finland. Near mint condition; exactly how I received it in September. Only 100 of these have been made in 2017.

    Here's the link...
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    It's been a year today since Claus' passing. ...

    It's been a year today since Claus' passing.

    Here's a little text (with quite a few pictures of him and his workshop) to remember him: http://ukulelezeit.de/nachruf-claus-mohri-gestorben/

    It's...
  15. Gorgeous instrument! And very interesting what...

    Gorgeous instrument! And very interesting what you write about the sustain. Same with my Libero soprano, and I'm loving it. Sustain isn't everything.

    It does have a pretty distinctive voice and I...
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    I talked to a few friends from Madeira, one is a...

    I talked to a few friends from Madeira, one is a collector of old machetes and owns quite a few. He's also a friend of Shawn.

    He doesn't know anything about the builder but supposes that it was...
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    Here they are: 129589 129586 129587 129588...

    Here they are:

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    Cool. Never heard of the shop before. Actually, I...

    Cool. Never heard of the shop before. Actually, I was about to visit Finland - then Covid happened. Next year, hopefully!
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    Yes, and since I took both, shipping was free.

    Yes, and since I took both, shipping was free.
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    I just went for Centenntials Style 1 #15821 AND...

    I just went for Centenntials Style 1 #15821 AND #16022.

    I felt kind of pity for them lying around in a Finish online store for years now, so I ordered both, heading to Germany as we speak. :D
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  21. Another custom, of course! :p

    Another custom, of course! :p
  22. Haha, that was fun, thanks for sharing! So happy...

    Haha, that was fun, thanks for sharing! So happy I preferred the long neck since that's what I own (pineapple though).

    Could have sworn it's the standard one though. I think the long neck sounds...
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    Here's what Liam has to say about it on...

    Here's what Liam has to say about it on Instagram:

    I had found that early Hawaiian ukes tended to be shorter than modern sopranos, and built this 13" scale Uke with the 'Maui-Ike' body.
    The...
  24. All luthiers I talked to assured me that there's...

    All luthiers I talked to assured me that there's no difference in tone, durability, stiffness or whatsoever. In my opinion it just looks way more natural (= gorgeous :D ). Maybe it's because I almost...
  25. I bought a vintage Vita soprano made by Pete...

    I bought a vintage Vita soprano made by Pete Howlett and actually, if UAS doesn't strike again earlier, another one of these, newly made at the end of the year, might be my next purchase.

    Well,...
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