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  1. Hi Hodge. Long time. Yes, he said it was a...

    Hi Hodge. Long time.

    Yes, he said it was a spalted piece. It looked gorgeous as a single piece. It looks like it is becoming a gorgeous uke as well.
  2. I was really struck by that piece he showed...

    I was really struck by that piece he showed before he started. I figured that no matter how I play, I would look good playing.
  3. I know both of you wanted this to have UPT's...

    I know both of you wanted this to have UPT's instead of Grovers, so the Uke Powers made it happen.
  4. This will be my first one with Sycamore, so I'm...

    This will be my first one with Sycamore, so I'm looking forward
  5. We have gone back to UPT's so I am now waiting...

    We have gone back to UPT's so I am now waiting for the last things to be done.

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    Mine is the one in front.
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    More pictures

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    ... and now it's beginning to look like a Uke...
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    More pictures.

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  8. It's worth getting on their mailing list for the...

    It's worth getting on their mailing list for the performers that they bring in. I have seen Kimo Hussey, Sarah and Craig, Jim DeVille, Stu Fuks, and others there. The people are really easy to work...
  9. It shouldn't be too much longer. From what I...

    It shouldn't be too much longer. From what I understand, his builds only take a couple of weeks.
  10. Dealing with Matt is a fantastic experience. He...

    Dealing with Matt is a fantastic experience. He is a great person to talk with and his experience and knowledge will help you decide.The Uke Room is a little pearl in the Forest.
  11. Here are some pictures. The first one is the...

    Here are some pictures.

    The first one is the type of wood that will adorn the top which is Sycamore.

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    The next is the headstock I chose.

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  12. Regarding the nut and saddle, I decided to go...

    Regarding the nut and saddle, I decided to go with his advice. I am looking forward to joining the FS family.

    I see you are in WPB. Do you get over to Penny Lane in Ft. Lauderdale for some of...
  13. Hi David. I was out of the country then, so I...

    Hi David.

    I was out of the country then, so I have to get caught up on who is coming to Penny Lane.

    I’m not really familiar with Jarah, but as with the acrylic nut and saddle, I’m going with...
  14. Hi Nickie. I’ve never heard a Sycamore top,...

    Hi Nickie.

    I’ve never heard a Sycamore top, but did some reviewing and I’m looking forward to the end result. I have given my trust to the builder and there certainly are a number of people who...
  15. Thanks Steve. It’s been awhile, but I’ve...

    Thanks Steve. It’s been awhile, but I’ve recently been lurking and have missed being here. It’s nice to be missed.
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    Keep them coming and continue to show all of us...

    Keep them coming and continue to show all of us how it should be done....

    The Headless Wonder strikes again.
  17. I very rarely use straps, but after discussions...

    I very rarely use straps, but after discussions with Mr. Shields, we decided on this. If I find that the frictions aren't working as well as I'd like, I'll have them replaced locally.

    I am going...
  18. Hi Dave: I actually had that on the original...

    Hi Dave:

    I actually had that on the original order, but decided to take it off as I thought the weight of it, considering this is already a concert scale, would make it top heavy. He recommended...
  19. New Build - Fred Shields Custom Long Neck Soprano

    Build Pictures are #18, 24, and #25.
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    I'm working my way back.

    After a long absence due to a variety of circumstances, I am trying to get back into the...
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    This was certainly a jewel to me when I received...

    This was certainly a jewel to me when I received it. It was one of many that I played to find the Grail. This wasn't it for me, but it certainly is worthy of such a designation.

    There are so...
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    All the sets have been spoken for. Enjoy.

    All the sets have been spoken for.

    Enjoy.
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    One more left folks.

    One more left folks.
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    You got it. One is reserved for Tim.

    You got it. One is reserved for Tim.
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    Pay It Forward with Banjo Strings

    Somewhere along the line, I received some new Banjo Strings by D'Addario.

    This is the J61 5 String Set of Nickel Wound Medium Gauge Strings.

    I have 3 sets which will go to the first three...
  25. Thread: FS Kamaka HF-2L

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    Nice Uke. Where'd you get it? :drool:

    Nice Uke. Where'd you get it? :drool:
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