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    Nevermind.....

    Nevermind.....
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    Couple of pointers... Get some blue painters...

    Couple of pointers...

    Get some blue painters masking tape and cover the headstock before you file the nut slots.

    To protect the frets, I slip a thin steel cabinet scraper under the strings...
  3. Here’s a pic under the hood. It has something...

    Here’s a pic under the hood. It has something like a Morrison tone ring, nickel plated brass ring on posts raised off the maple rim. I believe Own Make was a Lyon & Healy brand name. Apparently it...
  4. Nice! I used to string mine reentrant using a...

    Nice!
    I used to string mine reentrant using a cannibalized set of nylguts for a 5 string banjo. But in its latest iteration, it’s linear, and getting flatpicked more often than not.
  5. Yikes what a crappy picture... this oughtta be...

    Yikes what a crappy picture... this oughtta be better

    https://i.imgur.com/IXNClw4.jpg
  6. Lately the ukulele I play most often is this...

    Lately the ukulele I play most often is this one... a 1920s 17 fret tenor banjo strung with nylon guitar strings 1-4 and tuned F, Bb, D, G with a capo at fret #2.131008
  7. So, a hybrid sycamore - cool! Very distinctive...

    So, a hybrid sycamore - cool! Very distinctive grain.
  8. Is that sycamore?

    Is that sycamore?
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    All things considered, I’d look for a Kala...

    All things considered, I’d look for a Kala KA-ABP-CTG if I was in the market for a new bari..
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    My gut instinct is that Cordoba suffered from...

    My gut instinct is that Cordoba suffered from having too many of their cedar top ukuleles returned for cosmetic issues. The ultralight matte finish on the old 24 series did very little to protect the...
  11. Email sent.

    Email sent.
  12. Private message system cuts me off after one...

    Private message system cuts me off after one word... sent you my email address, have a few questions
  13. Poll: Good choice. I had a pretty clear preference for...

    Good choice. I had a pretty clear preference for #2. To my ear it seems quite a bit more clear in tone.
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    Sweeet! How’s the neck carve and nut width on the...

    Sweeet! How’s the neck carve and nut width on the Farida?
  15. ... well, he did botch the lyrics ;)

    ... well, he did botch the lyrics ;)
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    I’ve got a Cordoba 24B, solid cedar top bari that...

    I’ve got a Cordoba 24B, solid cedar top bari that I’d part with... save you some money, too.
  17. Not really qualified perhaps, as I’ve only ever...

    Not really qualified perhaps, as I’ve only ever made one video, but it was cool. I was surprisingly relaxed, made one mistake, made a funny face, and didn’t miss a beat. I think that for me, the time...
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    FWIW, 17 fret tenor banjos are pretty much the...

    FWIW, 17 fret tenor banjos are pretty much the same scale length as baritone ukes.
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    What Jim says here. I’ve been playing a 1920s...

    What Jim says here. I’ve been playing a 1920s tenor (17 fret) banjo like this since, like, 2006 or so. I string it with nylon guitar strings, first four strings, linear F, Bb, D, G.

    It sounds...
  20. And the frets viewed from the side of the neck,...

    And the frets viewed from the side of the neck, please..
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    I love them old tunes. So far my favorite is...

    I love them old tunes.
    So far my favorite is probably Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin”
    but I often play several others as well, like “I’m an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande), “Try a Little...
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    I love them old tunes. So far my favorite is...

    I love them old tunes.
    So far my favorite is probably Fats Waller
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    My odyssey has been the other way around,...

    My odyssey has been the other way around, starting with guitar in my teens and making my way to ukulele in my 50s. I bought a Taylor GS-Mini some years back.... bought another GSM in mahogany, then...
  24. �� Yep, that’s the one. Nice ukes!

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    Yep, that’s the one. Nice ukes!
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    Perhaps a more timely reason would be “parting...

    Perhaps a more timely reason would be “parting with weaker subjects to develop herd immunity”
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