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    Simon and Patrick make a great guitar at sensible...

    Simon and Patrick make a great guitar at sensible prices, Canadian made so I am biased. The parlour is a excellent size, small enough to be easy to hold and play, big enough to sound good. Good luck
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    The most popular site on the web by far is Justin...

    The most popular site on the web by far is Justin Guitar. It is free and has a huge amount of content. Takes you from how to hold a guitar and pick all the way up to advanced stuff. You start out...
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    I have gone from uke to guitar (played or...

    I have gone from uke to guitar (played or attempted to play acoustic guitar 15 years ago) and I am really enjoying it.

    You have two choices in guitar, steel string acoustic or nylon string...
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    It really is going to be a stunner. No doubt it...

    It really is going to be a stunner. No doubt it will sound as good as it looks, that koa back is gorgeous. Well done my friend, I know you have put a lot of thought and effort into this. Can't wait...
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    I can say I know someone famous......that would...

    I can say I know someone famous......that would be you Patrick. Way to go buddy and thanks for sharing that, way cool. Yes Jake really is a great guy and a credit to the ukulele community and the...
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    Whenever going up in pitch, from E-E up to G-G...

    Whenever going up in pitch, from E-E up to G-G you would use strings of smaller diameter which are lower tension. I had tried my 20” Pepe Baritone Guilele in G-G tuning, I just installed normal...
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    I have had a very long and strong run of buying...

    I have had a very long and strong run of buying and selling for 4 years. But it’s been just about year, 368 days I believe since I received my LfdM 19” super tenor. That ukulele has has pretty much...
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    Hey I am glad you are so happy with it and thanks...

    Hey I am glad you are so happy with it and thanks for letting me know you got one. I am looking forward to the next uke jam and the opportunity to play this. Tim will be very curious about it to, he...
  9. The only issue you might have switching from...

    The only issue you might have switching from Aquila to fluorocarbon is the intonation could be off. HMS has done a few demo videos with Kanilea tenors strung with fluorocarbon and a wound low G....
  10. Congratulations Jim on a fine looking and unique...

    Congratulations Jim on a fine looking and unique instrument. I found the fingerpicking tone very pleasant, it was warm, mellow and sweet, particularly for A-A tuning.
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    Thank you for the excellent detailed review and...

    Thank you for the excellent detailed review and congratulations on your new Jeep uke. I had heard the sound sample of the trans acoustic system on You Tube and your description matches what I heard...
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    Just reading all the replies is irritating and...

    Just reading all the replies is irritating and frustrating. Now I know what it is like to be an immigrant in a strange land where I do not understand the language :confused:
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    Yes........The important question is how many has...

    Yes........The important question is how many has he gone through since then. I love that he loves to buy, try and experiment. It adds greatly to our collective knowledge base.
  14. Thanks for the info and good to hear you like...

    Thanks for the info and good to hear you like them for guitar as well. I see you have Dunlop Primetones in your jar. Those as well as the Dunlop Ultex, both in .088 and 1.0 mm are my two favorite...
  15. I agree completely and I sat there with a big...

    I agree completely and I sat there with a big smile on my face at the end as they laughed at the flubbed finish. Pure joy, thanks for sharing
  16. Ok this is very interesting, thanks for the heads...

    Ok this is very interesting, thanks for the heads up on these. Their appears to be three materials to choice from, delrin, nylon and gel. Which are you using, have you tried all three or just played...
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    That’s great to hear, pun intended:p Please do...

    That’s great to hear, pun intended:p

    Please do give us a review, especially on what you think of the transacoutic system. I am REALLY interested to get your feedback on that.
  18. Fabulous Martin concert, congratulations....

    Fabulous Martin concert, congratulations. Excellent choice on having Jake do the work, I agree with him the tortoise binding looks great on the uke.
  19. Boy that LfdM sounds great.......poor little...

    Boy that LfdM sounds great.......poor little Clara didn’t stand a chance. Clara is a really good instrument but as you said, “not a far fight”
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    Winner winner chicken dinner:p Congratulations...

    Winner winner chicken dinner:p

    Congratulations and how cool is it to actually win something. I prefer tenor and baritone but also own and play sopranos. It’s nice to mix it up a bit, have fun with...
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    Best is truly in the “ear” of the beholder. Some...

    Best is truly in the “ear” of the beholder. Some like bright some like warm. Some ukes sound better to the owner with bright strings some with warm. Ukes can be as individualistic as the owner.
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    This is what I did with a custom build Ono 16”...

    This is what I did with a custom build Ono 16” super concert, cedar and walnut. My friend freaked out when I told him it was my car uke:mad:

    But it lived in a good gig bag and never received any...
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    All very true, good call on the tuners. Nylon...

    All very true, good call on the tuners. Nylon strings, once settled are as stable as fluorocarbon. I find fluorocarbon is brighter, louder with more sustain. Definitely give them a try, especially if...
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    Congratulations and enjoy your pair of...

    Congratulations and enjoy your pair of Blackbirds. Well done.
  25. First off re-entrant dGBE is not very popular and...

    First off re-entrant dGBE is not very popular and certainly not on a tenor. The shorter scale length and smaller body size compared to a baritone has a hard time supporting the lower tuning. That...
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