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    Thanks for reminding to order this. Marcy and...

    Thanks for reminding to order this. Marcy and Cathy are amazing.
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    How does the living water compare in terms of...

    How does the living water compare in terms of thickness and tension feel?
  3. I played a KoAloha longneck soprano once in a...

    I played a KoAloha longneck soprano once in a store and it was fantastic, have some regrets that I didn't buy it when I had the chance. As for comparison with Opio, they sound "almost" as good as the...
  4. I hardly notice size differences, possibly...

    I hardly notice size differences, possibly because my range of instruments goes from a vintage martin inspired concert uke to a long scale jumbo guitar. In between are four and six-string tenor ukes...
  5. What is the wear on the wound GHS after 6 months?...

    What is the wear on the wound GHS after 6 months? I had a wound Aquila on a Tenor and it was worn out after maybe 10 to 15 hours of playing time and broke.
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    ... Giovannis just a few blocks north across the...

    ... Giovannis just a few blocks north across the bridge ...
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    Some guitars have asymmetrical necks. Most...

    Some guitars have asymmetrical necks. Most notably some Takamine models with a design that is supposed to reduce fatigue. That's why they are so popular as stage guitars that can be used for hours of...
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    My local luthier/guitar/uke store does...

    My local luthier/guitar/uke store does consignment. I think he takes at least 15%, hopefully before taxes but I doubt there would be any additional fees. I talked to him about this a few years ago...
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    Wow that was short-lived, I remember the big...

    Wow that was short-lived, I remember the big opening bash last November. Please let us know details about the closing sale, as I will be on Oahu next month. Haleiwa is a much longer trip by bus for...
  10. I have super nylguts on my Gretsch tenor with a...

    I have super nylguts on my Gretsch tenor with a red low G and new nylguts on my Kamaka with a red low A. I like their full balanced sound and their thickness which helps with intonation and precise...
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    Yes that sums it up. There are many ukulele...

    Yes that sums it up. There are many ukulele stores on Oahu, but Waikiki is mainly occupied by tourists and has higher prices. The locals go there to work and sell things, but not to buy. I will visit...
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    Bar on 3rd fret is either Eb6 or Cm7. On fifth...

    Bar on 3rd fret is either Eb6 or Cm7. On fifth this is one whole note higher so either F6 or Dm7. Both would go for a key of Bb. Would be more guitar friendly if if his was one note higher, i.e. play...
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    I was on Oahu last year and visited several...

    I was on Oahu last year and visited several ukulele stores including a few in Waikiki. I found them very well stocked with cool high end ukes at high prices. While I was mainly browsing I also...
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    Would the Romero be more comparable to a Hawaiian...

    Would the Romero be more comparable to a Hawaiian KoAloha or an Opio?
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    There are some strings sets specifically for...

    There are some strings sets specifically for D-tuning, as this was standard in the golden years of uke. Probably a good idea to get one of these, for example Aquila 33U
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    I'm sure there are many cool stores across the...

    I'm sure there are many cool stores across the river in Detroit. Maybe worth a day trip to check them out.
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    Ah I see you are in Canada. Our Long and McQuade...

    Ah I see you are in Canada. Our Long and McQuade in Regina has a very pathetic uke selection and I have never seen a uke there that I would even want to try. Many cities have alternative stores that...
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    That's quite the contradiction. Most generic...

    That's quite the contradiction. Most generic music stores also don't carry any US made ukuleles, only large stores with special uke rooms or specialized ukulele dealers.
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    As I and others mentioned, a long neck soprano...

    As I and others mentioned, a long neck soprano will give you the sweet soprano sound but be a bit easier to play. Big manufacturers like Kala, Ohana, and also Gretsch have sopranos with concert or...
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    Congrats. I followed this thread but just looked...

    Congrats. I followed this thread but just looked at the dealer and it seems they still have at least one tenor available. It sure looks very different from any other Collings uke I have seen, but...
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    I think that in my uke circle most people who...

    I think that in my uke circle most people who don't play guitar use a concert or a soprano. It may be a good idea to ask the tenor players in your circle why they chose this large size. My first uke...
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    I am also struggling with it. Marcy Marxer showed...

    I am also struggling with it. Marcy Marxer showed it to me and she suggested that for the first downstrum one can also use middle finger or multiple fingers whatever works.
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    It should stay in tune after the strings have...

    It should stay in tune after the strings have stretched for a couple of days. If it has friction tuners they may need some tightening.
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    Could be a tight nut. Maybe slacken the string...

    Could be a tight nut. Maybe slacken the string and take it out of the nut slot and rub some soft pencil into it, then tune it up again.
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    I wouldn't really consider a 000 "small bodied",...

    I wouldn't really consider a 000 "small bodied", with a 14-fret configuration they are OM and almost as big as a Jumbo or Dreadnaught. Small should be Parlor size or less.
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