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    I love the sound of the octave mandolin. This one...

    I love the sound of the octave mandolin. This one looks like an ukulele, it's even doubly nice!
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    I have 4 ukuleles and a banjouke. I don't want to...

    I have 4 ukuleles and a banjouke. I don't want to own more than that. If I buy one, I'll sell one.
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    The information I have is from my local luthier,...

    The information I have is from my local luthier, and I have the fretboard butter from her shop. Our other luthier used it too, and cautioned me against ever using lemon oil on it, because it can make...
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    "Your fretboard does not need to be oiled or...

    "Your fretboard does not need to be oiled or moisturized."

    Pardon, please, but I strongly disagree. I have seen fretboards so dried out that the fret ends literally stuck out, and one uke even...
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    Sharing music with iPads is easy peasy with...

    Sharing music with iPads is easy peasy with onsong. We use airdrop all the time. It literally takes 2 seconds, as fast as you can hand somebody a sheet of paper. And the font can be adjusted, we use...
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    I'm assuming that this is about TV show songs...

    I'm assuming that this is about TV show songs that we can play. Gilligan's Island is our fave, our audiences love it!
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    This isn't a new idea, is it? Mainland has done a...

    This isn't a new idea, is it? Mainland has done a stellar job, and their ukes aren't gonna break the bank. Two of my BFFs play them.
    I vowed a few years ago, though, to not buy any more Chinese...
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    Thank you John. I'm a big fan of Sam Muir. I love...

    Thank you John. I'm a big fan of Sam Muir. I love Brittni's playing too. And I got to meet Jim.
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    Ha ha, Jake doesn't know the US government. Those...

    Ha ha, Jake doesn't know the US government. Those fools would argue about which key to play in, or something else!
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    Sounds dreamy! I'll bet you'll love the concert...

    Sounds dreamy! I'll bet you'll love the concert scale. I love it for the tone, and ease of play, compared to either a soprano or a tenor. A radiused fretboard of about 12" won't hurt a darn thing.
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    We're careful to only play in the shade. Where a...

    We're careful to only play in the shade. Where a glare is still possible, the iPad can be turned so as to get rid of the glare!
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    Wow, nice. I just indulged in a bite of fresh...

    Wow, nice. I just indulged in a bite of fresh peach butter. Yum!
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    Get an iPad instead of another uke, and put ...

    Get an iPad instead of another uke, and put
    Onsong on it. No more papers flying about! We did, and we never looked back.
    Playing outside in FL is pretty miserable after April. Ick!
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    The OP has already decided to donate cash. Good idea. An ukulele could wind up causing.....divorce.
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    If I were looking for a soprano, I'd order a Ken...

    If I were looking for a soprano, I'd order a Ken Timms, or try to find a William King ukulele.
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    Listen to a fiddle being plucked like an ukulele, and tell me that you think it sounds better. Violin based instruments are built to be bowed, although a double bass can sound really good plucked, if...
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    Way to go Brenda!

    Way to go Brenda!
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    Thanks, we may catch some of it. We're watching...

    Thanks, we may catch some of it. We're watching Tommy Emmanuel at nine tonight.
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    Where's the Like button?
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    I appreciate your reviews, Baz, and I really hope...

    I appreciate your reviews, Baz, and I really hope that some beginners watch them before they buy. Most of them won't listen to me....or they come to me with their ill advised purchases and want me to...
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    Welcome to UU Kathy, congrats on your new...

    Welcome to UU Kathy, congrats on your new ukuleles. Are the numerous kalimbas for different keys?
    You can find the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society on meetup.com and facebook. We're the largest ukulele...
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    I used to play every day, up to an hour, usually...

    I used to play every day, up to an hour, usually half an hour. The condition of my hands has changed, so I play every other day now, maybe 15-30 minutes. Our band has long rehearsals on Saturdays,...
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    OMG, this looks tempting....if it only had a radiused fretboard....probably better for my bank account that it doesn't....it really is quite lovely, Baz.
    Can you give us a shot up close of the ball...
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    Congrats! It really does have a unique look to...

    Congrats! It really does have a unique look to it....very cool.
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    Congrats on your new babies! I hope you'll show...

    Congrats on your new babies!
    I hope you'll show us some pics when you have time.
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