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    Good advice from another member about making her...

    Good advice from another member about making her a part of the decision making process if possible. If a child gets to pick out the one they want they will love it and play it much more. Because she...
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    Wow......very cool looking Beltona resonator. Is...

    Wow......very cool looking Beltona resonator. Is that a tenor scale length?
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    Congratulations on the purchase of the Ibaniz...

    Congratulations on the purchase of the Ibaniz tenor guitar. One of my playing partners has one and she likes it. You have to start the experiment somewhere and the only way you know if you like an...
  4. As far a distance between frets a tenor is a...

    As far a distance between frets a tenor is a tenor is a tenor, it will always be the same distance to stretch. Having the action set up as low as possible helps, but you still have to make that...
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    Congratulations, Koalohas are special...

    Congratulations, Koalohas are special instruments. They have tons of volume, sustain, projection and resonance, it’s not your imagination. You have crossed a threshold where higher quality...
  6. Steel strings will naturally have more tension...

    Steel strings will naturally have more tension but I did not find it an issue. It sounds like a baritone ukulele with steel strings, if that makes sense. But more guitar like because the sustain and...
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    What a nice post, thanks for sharing that. I was...

    What a nice post, thanks for sharing that. I was part of a Ukulele Chit Chat on Zoom with 4 others from our Uke Jam. We actually play together as a band for open mic performances. I forgot how much...
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    Coming from a guitar most $300 baritone ukes will...

    Coming from a guitar most $300 baritone ukes will sound thin. With the guitars bigger body and longer scale length and 2 more strings ringing out the baritone doesn’t stand a chance in the “rich...
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    Congratulations on the Yamaha. I did you YouTube...

    Congratulations on the Yamaha. I did you YouTube search and there was a nice playing demo, it sounded wonderful. As much as I like steel string a nylon string seems a more natural move from ukulele...
  10. Ok here goes. Myself and Rakele were involved in...

    Ok here goes. Myself and Rakele were involved in influencing Pono to make these. We bought the first two instruments they made. I had the cedar/mahogany and Rainer got the spruce/rosewood. As with...
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    A friend put them in his Pono tenor and likes...

    A friend put them in his Pono tenor and likes them. I played it and the sound didn’t thrill me but I have florocarbon on everything so that is what I prefer.
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    That’s right Joesph. Wear a Hawaiian style shirt...

    That’s right Joesph. Wear a Hawaiian style shirt as well :shaka:
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    Nice job Brenda and Mercedes sounds wonderful....

    Nice job Brenda and Mercedes sounds wonderful. Now you just have to learn all the words and sing it next time :p
  14. Congratulations that really is beautiful and you...

    Congratulations that really is beautiful and you have great taste in top selection. I have two Kimo ukes, the first I bought used and liked it so much I commissioned the super concert. Hank is a...
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    I am a sucker for curly koa and this one delivers...

    I am a sucker for curly koa and this one delivers in spades. Man that is gorgeous, congratulations it is a real keeper and the fact you love the sound is hugely important.
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    If stringing a baritone guilele of 20” scale...

    If stringing a baritone guilele of 20” scale length tuned E-E take Kissing’s advice. Use classical guitar strings, either nylon or florocarbon in hard or extra hard tension. A normal size classical...
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    Absolutely, some famous Canadian musicians...

    Absolutely, some famous Canadian musicians started on a baritone ukulele. Neil Young and Joannie Mitchel to name two.

    The baritone is DGBE so tuned the same as a guitar without the 5th and 6th...
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    Very cool story, thanks for sharing. George...

    Very cool story, thanks for sharing. George Harrison hadn’t made the uke cool yet back then. Lots of people started on classical or “nylon” string guitars in the 60’s and 70’s. The folk music scene...
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    I had a degenerative left hand issue which made...

    I had a degenerative left hand issue which made fretting, even a ukulele difficult. I had an operation in April 2019 (entailed 60 stitches) and 4 months of rehab had me starting on a ukulele then a...
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    Small to big

    When I wanted to explore a steel string instrument I started with a tenor guitar. I figured the smaller size and 4 strings would help the transition from uke. It did but it still felt uncomfortable...
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    Congratulations Larry, good looking instrument ...

    Congratulations Larry, good looking instrument

    Regarding the pictures, if you are using a phone take them in landscape mode, ie phone sideway not up and down. It seems counterintuitive but that’s...
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    Congratulations Rolli and I agree about the...

    Congratulations Rolli and I agree about the guitar being different then the ukulele. As you say some skills are transferable which is a big help. I have thought about lessons as well........I want to...
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    Congratulations on a beautiful Enya Nova. The...

    Congratulations on a beautiful Enya Nova. The white looks very cool and the abalone fretboard dressing is classy. I will be curious about the Tenor when it is released as well
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    Your statement about going through 16 ukes before...

    Your statement about going through 16 ukes before settling on the $379.00 Kala proves how much variability there is between mass produced instruments. You could play 4 identical specimens of your...
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    I am the opposite. Noodled on guitar for a few...

    I am the opposite. Noodled on guitar for a few years about 15 years ago then stopped. About 6 years ago I picked up the ukulele and started attending uke jams, got seriously addicted. I picked up the...
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