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  1. For a first build, you may want to consider a...

    For a first build, you may want to consider a prefab: https://shop.mainlandukuleles.com/product.sc?productId=69&categoryId=8

    Just a thought
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    Wow, what a great thing to do! Quite tempting...

    Wow, what a great thing to do! Quite tempting :drool:
  3. quite an ambitious first project :eek: Yes, 20"...

    quite an ambitious first project :eek:
    Yes, 20" is baritone scale.
    Nylon or steel strings?

    Pandemilele?
    Quarantinelele?
    :nana:
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    I'm liking it! :cheers:

    I'm liking it! :cheers:
  5. Welcome to UU. These kinds of questions come...

    Welcome to UU. These kinds of questions come down to context - sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. You're right that voicing plays a big part. Melody and other instruments also affect what...
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    Bravo! :drool:

    Bravo! :drool:
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    Huh. I don't think I've ever been bit by this and...

    Huh. I don't think I've ever been bit by this and I've bought flutes and whistles from around the world. Hmm, the one exception might be the Pelem Guitalele I got from Indonesia. "Shipping" on that...
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    Thomastik-Infeld CF35 and CF30 are often...

    Thomastik-Infeld CF35 and CF30 are often recommended for the D and G, then B and E can be a number of things depending on whether you want nylon or flourocarbon.
  9. Very nice. I'm still kinda kicking myself for...

    Very nice. I'm still kinda kicking myself for backing off of a Kimo commission several years ago when the price was beyond my comfort zone, but much less than today.

    This is probably the...
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    Bump. All these are still available

    Bump. All these are still available
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    I did not have a Flea for long, but I put Living...

    I did not have a Flea for long, but I put Living Waters on it and thought it had a nice balanced tone.
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    Several individual builders do side ports in that...

    Several individual builders do side ports in that price range. Jupiter Ukuleles and Covered Bridge are two that come to mind. A few others in the $1500 range also come to mind like Ono, Iriguchi,...
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    Personally I think having concert Bb and tenor C...

    Personally I think having concert Bb and tenor C is exactly backwards :p

    But I also have a concert with a low G string so even down to dGBE should be plausible with the right strings. I just think...
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    It depends on the child really. When I was...

    It depends on the child really. When I was looking at 1/4-size guitars, basically baritone ukulele scale, they were mostly marketed at 5-yr olds. So apparently someone thinks baritone wouldn't be too...
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    that looks like a real Venezualan cuatro which...

    that looks like a real Venezualan cuatro which are basically baritone uke scale length.
  16. I like it - including the graphic. Would match my...

    I like it - including the graphic. Would match my Timber bass :cool:

    What tuners? And price?
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    I lot of that is technique. Those real cuatro...

    I lot of that is technique. Those real cuatro players really give the instrument a beating. :eek:

    Here are some examples I posted a couple years ago:...
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    Well, it's rarely a good idea to put steel...

    Well, it's rarely a good idea to put steel strings on an instrument designed for nylon. Even light gauge, I wouldn't risk it.
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    I'm pretty sure those are designed for 17" tenor...

    I'm pretty sure those are designed for 17" tenor scale. Just play what it comes with for a while and see what you think. As others have said, you can get E tuning with hard tension nylons. You can...
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    Strings are "trial and error". Worth tenor...

    Strings are "trial and error". Worth tenor strings should be fine at f Bb D G. They might be a little loose at e a C# F# but you go there first and if you didn't like it, tune on up a notch.
    ...
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    As long as you tune each string down by the same...

    As long as you tune each string down by the same amount, you can play the same chords and it sounds deeper. This is called a "transposing instrument". Of course, if you're playing with someone else...
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    When you say "without a low G" it sounds like you...

    When you say "without a low G" it sounds like you want a reentrant tuning lower than gCEA. That is absolutely feasible. Many people (myself included) prefer tenors tuned down a step which you can do...
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    so the specs on that say scale length is 20",...

    so the specs on that say scale length is 20", i.e. baritione uke scale - 3" longer than the GL1 you were also considering. That does change your string selection - or the tuning you'll get with a...
  24. I can use the dropbox link to view it in Dropbox...

    I can use the dropbox link to view it in Dropbox but I can't get it to embed here

    ETA: amazing instrument :drool:
  25. YouTube for videos. Vimeo might also work. Imgur...

    YouTube for videos. Vimeo might also work. Imgur for stills
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