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    Hi maybe I can help with your question. I own a...

    Hi maybe I can help with your question. I own a Blueridge BR40 and a Eastman 00-12 feet six string acoustic. Below I have taken a picture and from left to right is a Taylor GS mini, Blueridge BR40...
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    Play the heck out of it for the first month or...

    Play the heck out of it for the first month or so, lots of aggressive strumming. It will open up and continue to open up and sound better, mine did.
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    The steel string sounds like an interesting...

    The steel string sounds like an interesting project.

    I have an old Gianinni baritone with a 19” scale length that I have tuned to GCEA in the past. It is back to DGBE

    To answer your question...
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    When I first got my baritone uke I had a hard...

    When I first got my baritone uke I had a hard time memorizing the chord “names”, shapes are similar just a different name. I think that is why people tune them GCEA instead of DGBE. I love the deep...
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    Well done and a fabulous NUD post, one of the...

    Well done and a fabulous NUD post, one of the better examples I have seen. Everybody loves to see lots of pictures and you did not disappoint. I am very happy for you, now make sure you treat that...
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    Good things come to those that wait........the...

    Good things come to those that wait........the waiting is the hardest part but well worth it. When 6 months have past and you have bonded with your instrument because you have played it so much the...
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    Sticky: That is an outstanding gathering of premium...

    That is an outstanding gathering of premium instruments. The koa on your Ko’olau Ulu is really amazing, as are the inlays.
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    Congratulations on the outstanding “travel uke”....

    Congratulations on the outstanding “travel uke”. I guess the new meaning of travel uke is.......what uke did you buy on your travels ;)
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    Congratulations on an amazing instrument. When...

    Congratulations on an amazing instrument. When the guys at HMS get that excited about an instrument you know the builder is a good one. Redwood and walnut is one of my favorite pairings. My I’iwi...
  10. Careful there Hodge. Doing the deep dive into...

    Careful there Hodge. Doing the deep dive into electronics is really dangerous and expensive ;)

    I have not had the pleasure of playing through a tube amp before but I can only image. I have the...
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    Very nice and a Happy Holidays to you too. It...

    Very nice and a Happy Holidays to you too. It appears you play left handed, unless the video has just flipped the image around. If you do play left handed is that a left handed instrument or do you...
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    Yes, if you deal with a custom builder that knows...

    Yes, if you deal with a custom builder that knows their stuff they have strong opinions on neck materials. The tried and true from classical guitar necks is mahogany and Spanish cedar. Fretboard...
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    I use picks from .73 up to 1.3 for steel string...

    I use picks from .73 up to 1.3 for steel string guitar. My favorite and the one I use 90% of the time is Dunlop Ultex .88mm it is harder then nylon and gives a nice sound to my ear. I will even use a...
  14. Now here is a song I can enthusiastically applaud...

    Now here is a song I can enthusiastically applaud along with the instrument and the player. That was beautifully played Brenda, put me in the mood for short bread and eggnog. Thanks for posting it,...
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    Yes Gotoh UPT are my Go to tuners, see what I did...

    Yes Gotoh UPT are my Go to tuners, see what I did there:p

    I have them on 4 of my tenors, a super concert, super soprano and I installed them on my Mya Moe baritone. Absolute quality in...
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    Dick give the new guy sometime to get acclimated...

    Dick give the new guy sometime to get acclimated to your environment . Then play the heck out of it for the next 2-4 weeks it will start to come alive. Then change the strings to phosphorus bronze...
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    Oh no......I live about 10 minutes away from one...

    Oh no......I live about 10 minutes away from one of the Toronto Lee Valley stores. I own a bunch of their tools, such a great place
  18. Old ‘n Slow Bill makes a very good point about...

    Old ‘n Slow Bill makes a very good point about the time is now. If you love to play and it brings you joy then you are worthy. That is the only criteria, if playing skill was one I certainly won’t be...
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    I do play chord melody with no nails but on tenor exclusively with low G. If it is any help I could possibly answer some questions.
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    I have a LfdM 19” super tenor that Luis built for...

    I have a LfdM 19” super tenor that Luis built for me with a sinker cedar top. He had built a regular tenor the year before to go to HMS and I played it and loved the tone. I have mine paired with...
  21. Brenda came over to my house to show me her new...

    Brenda came over to my house to show me her new “Christmas Present”. She did own a spruce mahogany TT and always regretted selling it. But she has lusted over the spalted mango a long time so her...
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    There are two schools of thought I always follow...

    There are two schools of thought I always follow when recommending a first uke. Always buy a quality ukulele from a dedicated ukulele store that does a proper set up. HMS, Uke Republic, Mims to name...
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    I will echo the thoughts of Doc J. I’ve owned...

    I will echo the thoughts of Doc J. I’ve owned straight redwood and sinker, western red cedar and sinker cedar and Port Orford. Port Orford was the brightest of all three in two builds. The builder...
  24. Wow that is a very striking looking...

    Wow that is a very striking looking instrument............I wonder what that might be. I have not seen a NUD post but don’t remember any videos featuring this gorgeous looking instrument before ;)
  25. Ken I like you and consider you an online friend...

    Ken I like you and consider you an online friend but I think you jumped the couch on this one pal. It is purely cosmetic as others have said, wood is wood and will vary in color, grain and shading. I...
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