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    I have dealt with them online and they have been...

    I have dealt with them online and they have been extremely knowledgeable, helpful and honest. Sounds like a great shop.
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    I have had a few vintage instruments over the...

    I have had a few vintage instruments over the years. I will say that they have had some of the best sound, voice and projection of any instruments I have owned. I have not had any that are priceless...
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    Very interesting video. Let us know how...

    Very interesting video.



    Let us know how that goes. I'd love to know the results.

    Mimmo- a few questions: what is the life span of gut strings? How often does the player need to change these?
  4. Thread: The Martin sisters

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    While there is a clarity and ring that I like...

    While there is a clarity and ring that I like with fluorocarbon strings, Nylgut do really suit some instruments better. Of course, personal taste can also play a big part in that as well.
  5. It always seemed to me that since the LH has the...

    It always seemed to me that since the LH has the more intricate job it may help in chord formation. It may depend on the person, but for example if you look at orchestral string players, there is not...
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    I have not tried the Reds, but that sounds great....

    I have not tried the Reds, but that sounds great. The Martin Premium strings, which are made by Aquila, are also worth a try.
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    I agree. Love it!

    I agree. Love it!
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    Great idea! I think that style always looks...

    Great idea! I think that style always looks simple and elegant
  9. Thread: 17 fret Soprano

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    How much for the beer?

    How much for the beer?
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    Can't go wrong with a great Hoagy Carmichael...

    Can't go wrong with a great Hoagy Carmichael tune. Nice job
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    Can't believe nobody has jumped on this. Great...

    Can't believe nobody has jumped on this. Great instruments with good ring and projection. I have played solid instruments that don't sound as good.
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    I have seen people use a thin wooden dowel or...

    I have seen people use a thin wooden dowel or chopstick to prop a case open if needed.
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    The solid mahogany Kiwaya KTS 4 or the laminate...

    The solid mahogany Kiwaya KTS 4 or the laminate KS1 are great options.
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    The Gator cases work really well and fit nicely,...

    The Gator cases work really well and fit nicely, both the Journeyman and the Black case of similar style.
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    I have seen Kiwayas at all of those places except...

    I have seen Kiwayas at all of those places except Mim's.
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    Funny that some hate friction tuners. I rather...

    Funny that some hate friction tuners. I rather like them and have no problem or complaint using them. Maybe I just don't know any better. :rolleyes:
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    They are great instruments. I think they are a...

    They are great instruments. I think they are a great value when you look at the great quality, playability. intonation and sound.
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    That looks great. Congratulations!! How does it...

    That looks great. Congratulations!! How does it sound?
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    Did this instrument ever sell?

    Did this instrument ever sell?
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    Kiwaya never fails to impress me. You don't get...

    Kiwaya never fails to impress me. You don't get much better than this (if at all). Great review!
  21. While I have read various arguments one way or...

    While I have read various arguments one way or another, in my experiences some of the loudest, liveliest instruments I have played were also the lightest. I tend to believe that while an instrument...
  22. You can often find them on ebay

    You can often find them on ebay
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    I believe that it is not public automatically,...

    I believe that it is not public automatically, but if the seller chooses to make it so.

    All is good as the seller has updated the listing with a mention of the crack.
  24. Thread: Pencil Ukulele

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    The tone and projection seem somewhat leaden.

    The tone and projection seem somewhat leaden.
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    A question of ethics

    A short while back I sold a vintage instrument which had an excellently repaired crack. I was fully honest in the sale, disclosing the repair to the buyer. Now I see the instrument listed on ebay for...
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