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  1. A local luthier, Brian Griffin, has made a number...

    A local luthier, Brian Griffin, has made a number of shakers, each identical except for the tonewood. The variation in sound is quite surprising between them.
  2. What do you mean by "frayed"? I've never heard...

    What do you mean by "frayed"? I've never heard this term in the context of ukulele strings.
  3. Thread: NUD:Lava U

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    Can one of you post a link to the maker’s site? A...

    Can one of you post a link to the maker’s site? A google search for “lava ukulele” returns the expected, but in this case unhelpful, results.
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    Can you tell me about this Banjo Uke?

    This was my grandmothers. Other than that I don't know it's story.

    When I got it, some 30 years ago, both the neck and the resonator(?!) were painted black. And those are not the original tuners....
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    I concur. Bonus points to Pete for using excess...

    I concur. Bonus points to Pete for using excess material that would normally go to waste, though.
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    I concur. Bonus points to Pete for using excess...

    I concur. Bonus points to Pete for using excess material that would normally go to waste, though.
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    Start with a search for “homestead” here on UU....

    Start with a search for “homestead” here on UU. Several of us have already commented on our experience.

    Cherry concert cutaway here. Not too bright or too mellow. The cherry has noticeably...
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    Thanks for the confirmation. I suspect that few...

    Thanks for the confirmation. I suspect that few will be willing to part with theirs. My fall back will be to purchase from Mim or HMS, though there is one on reverb on discount. Probably not set up,...
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    WTB: Cedar top cutaway tenor.

    A Kala KA-ATP-CTG-CE (or similar) is what Iím looking for. Redwood is also nice, but cost is a factor.
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    I swapped in an ebony nut and saddle when I...

    I swapped in an ebony nut and saddle when I raised the action on mine. They now match the black tuners for a more unified look.
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    To make a trivial correction to a point you made...

    To make a trivial correction to a point you made in the review, my concert homestead is #496, so they started producing this line before #500. I’m certain mine wasn’t the first.
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    The Risa is a solid body electric. Nothing like a...

    The Risa is a solid body electric. Nothing like a Flea. It could be compared to the Fluke SB, but I have not touched one of those.
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    PM sent...

    PM sent...
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    Although I am not a luthier, I think this is a...

    Although I am not a luthier, I think this is a great idea. Many of the UU members are pre-vetted.

    I would suggest a Ukulele Parts/Luthier Marketplace board, rather than a single sticky thread.
  15. Looks just like mine, though mine does not have a...

    Looks just like mine, though mine does not have a pick up. I did raise the action, it was 2.5 mm at the 12th fret. I also installed an ebony nut and saddle and replaced the stings with freemont...
  16. Thread: It's Oh So Quiet

    by rorym
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    There may also be other contributing factors. The...

    There may also be other contributing factors. The ukulele itself may be inherently quiet, and the strings, too, maybe relatively quiet. I recently purchased a Homestead concert from Bonanza. It’s a...
  17. PM sent. Check your inbox.

    PM sent. Check your inbox.
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    Nice to hear. I have been contemplating buying my...

    Nice to hear. I have been contemplating buying my next uke from UR. I would not have thought about specifying the action height without reading this thread. I’m a 3mm uker, myself. I get too much...
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    I always bring one of each. I occasionally lend...

    I always bring one of each. I occasionally lend one out if someone is visiting and does not have a uke, or if someone discovers their case is empty.

    Also, we have a few open mic slots during our...
  20. Thread: Mim's Ukes???

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    While I have not purchased a uke from Mim, my...

    While I have not purchased a uke from Mim, my first nice Tenor I bought used locally here in town. When the seller told me he had bought it from Mim, that news totally sealed the deal. I proudly put...
  21. Thread: Mim's Ukes???

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    It’s up now. 42 pages worth of ukes for purchase!...

    It’s up now. 42 pages worth of ukes for purchase!
    https://www.mimsukes.com/
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    I’ve had my homestead cherry cutaway concert for...

    I’ve had my homestead cherry cutaway concert for about two weeks now and here are my thoughts.

    Pete and Shelly Mai are great. Shelly posted a video of her playing the uke just before sending it...
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    I put the 4 lower strings from a set of La Bella...

    I put the 4 lower strings from a set of La Bella 900 flat wound classical guitar strings on my essentially unused baritone uke. It’s tuned EADG, just like the lower 4 strings of a guitar, or an...
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    Mine, too! She said it it go out on Monday, after...

    Mine, too! She said it it go out on Monday, after giving the finish a bit longer to dry.

    I ordered a Homestead cherry concert cutaway on November 10.
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    Thanks for the clarification. I had not noticed...

    Thanks for the clarification. I had not noticed the differences based on size.
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