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    I get the sense this isn’t the kind of place most...

    I get the sense this isn’t the kind of place most people pop in to try out a handful of ukes on a whim. An international destination for sure. Probably not as explicit as other places but…

    “Visit...
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    I think in general, the risk is not just the ukes...

    I think in general, the risk is not just the ukes bought but also that one’s preferences change...
  3. "#aNueNue" is also easier to read... especially...

    "#aNueNue" is also easier to read... especially when #HashTagging...
  4. The number of times when typing Kamaka came out...

    The number of times when typing Kamaka came out as Kamala & vice versa over the last few years, especially 2020, facepalm.
    Sometimes due to autocorrect... "K" & "L" are adjacent on the keyboard...
    ...
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    So what's the rationale (logical reasoning)...

    So what's the rationale (logical reasoning) behind the bias against Koa top/Mahogany sides?

    That YOU've never seen it likely speaks more for how (not) much you've personally seen/played LOL...
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  6. Taking a look at the archives of...

    Taking a look at the archives of https://ukulelefriend.com, using search terms like "vintage" or 1920, is a good source of info & often really professionally recorded sound samples/video.

    Since...
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    @Bill1: do you own a Romero Baritone B6N & have...

    @Bill1: do you own a Romero Baritone B6N & have you spent time playing it w/ UG2s tuned E to E?
    If you don't own one & haven't spent time playing it w/ UG2s tuned E to E, then :confused: ?

    There...
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    UG2 specs?

    Hi PF,
    I very much appreciated your thorough reviews of the Romero Creations Baritone 6 nylon & the TT6. Right down to the patches on the cases, LOL. Those reviews & your comments are helpful. Your...
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    That Pepe mentioned this instrument was designed...

    That Pepe mentioned this instrument was designed for G to G tuning is helpful.
    Also helpful is your description of how the Aquila guilele strings performed.
    Thanks!
    Do you have the model name...
  10. So glad others might appreciate this as much as I...

    So glad others might appreciate this as much as I do!
  11. Pepe Romero Jr.~ Journey & Design Elements May 28, 2021

    Pepe Romero Jr
    HCC’s Virtual Guitar Classroom Lesson #7: Pepe Romero Jr, luthier (his journey and design elements)
    Streamed live on May 28, 2021

    Speaking parts are soft, using external speakers...
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    Kanilea has the nut width you want. With budget...

    Kanilea has the nut width you want. With budget constraint, may have to give on other factors, unless you get lucky on something used via Reverb, eBay, etc.

    Kanilea Oha line is Koa solid top,...
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    "Crazy Without You"

    Not sure which one people should watch first...

    this kindergartner's cover

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMg53ACnp04

    Or

    the original band performing their original... PureHeart "Crazy...
  14. Cordoba Mini II & Martin LX series both 3/4 sized, ~34 inches total length

    For size reference, overall / total length of the current Cordoba Mini II is same-ish length as Little Martin LX (steel) series...
    873mm 34.375" vs 34".
    Both are 3/4 sized guitars, 4 full inches...
  15. So often people, especialy uke-centric ones,...

    So often people, especialy uke-centric ones, interested in "researching instruments" focus on price. then price. Then price. They want the best sound for the money without actually examining the...
  16. You may be interested in the Romero Creations 6...

    You may be interested in the Romero Creations 6 nylon (there's a steel string version too, with pin bridge instead of thru).

    https://www.romerocreations.com/baritone-6string
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    Jake started uke at age four (mom was his 1st...

    Jake started uke at age four (mom was his 1st teacher), along with piano. Feng E started at five.
    Both had strong guidance, high quality instruction (starting with parents, which is a feat).
  18. Link to Jake Concert 7pm CST, 5/27/2021

    For an hour of Jake Shimabukuro & his uku, *free*, I will totally act like I am interested in AARP...

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=747373422603587

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    Didn't see this up on...
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    This captures my sentiments as well... also,...

    This captures my sentiments as well... also, local dealer of one of these brands sends back like 1/3 of the inventory they get... what happens to the send-backs & so unsustainable... And the...
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    Sweet! Was thinking earlier today how Pono...

    Sweet! Was thinking earlier today how Pono concerts, especially the plain ones, are among my faves... from 2013:
    https://www.theukulelereview.com/2013/05/15/new-from-pono/
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    Poll: This is a pretty cool (& enviable) lifestyle,...

    This is a pretty cool (& enviable) lifestyle, though usually achievable only in places w/ strong infrastructure & public transit. It also helps if one has no kids or dogs, especially large ones.
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  22. Sorta reassuring/helpful to see it arrived early...

    Sorta reassuring/helpful to see it arrived early via USPS IN-->NM, by 2 days no less.
  23. Thread: hybrid ukes

    by Wukulele
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    THIS!: Can't overstate how important a proper...

    THIS!:

    Can't overstate how important a proper set up is. If you end up being able to wait, you will likely benefit from more reading of others' experiences.
    Cases are almost as personal as...
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    Is it the baseline model or does it have any of...

    Is it the baseline model or does it have any of the following options?
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    https://www.blackbirdguitar.com/products/clara-concert-ukulele
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    The younger, the better, even without the fine...

    The younger, the better, even without the fine motor control yet. If it were me, I'd consider getting her a Ohana sopranissimo in a fun color; their O'Nina willow laminates seem a bit more burley...
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