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    Wanted ANUENUE CUBAN MAHOGANY “Green” BIRD SOPRANO

    If you're comfortable buying from Japan, I found one here. I think the price converts to about $1000 https://www.j-guitar.com/products/detail.php?id=1245753
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    Please, somebody buy this

    I’ve always noticed the same about the bridge placement on Koaloha sopranos
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    Going down the Japanese Uke rabbit hole

    Amazing, thanks for sharing so many great photos.
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    For Sale $325 Shipped - Eastman EU3C Concert Ukulele

    I own an Eastman guitar, they are really good bang for your buck. Truly underrated. I imagine this is a pretty nice concert.
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    Building a soprano

    Loads of progress. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
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    Please, somebody buy this

    I’m not in a position to bid on these two unfortunately, but maybe someone here is. You could end up with a score of a life time. Two newish custom shop Martin sopranos for auction in Japan. A 3M and a 3K. Both with a current high bid of about $650. They will absolutely go for more, but probably...
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    Building a soprano

    Cuts in the final wood for the sound board. It was a bit nerve racking but I’m so pleased with the results.
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    Please, somebody buy this

    I’m definitely not trying to stir up any drama because I know how well regarded Beansprout ukuleles are. But looking at the photos, this isn’t what I’d expect from such an expensive instrument. The tuners are all misplaced, especially the C string. I know that won’t have much, if any, impact on...
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    Wanted Ukulelezaza Songbooks

    I also emailed him maybe 8-9 months ago and was amble to buy all his books in PDF form.
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    Building a soprano

    my 3D printed rosette and sound hole cutter has evolved. It’s now adjustable and uses a more durable blade ground from an old saw blade. I ground a sharp cutting end and on the other end I can flip it and use it like a router plane to route out about 1.5mm of material at a time. I’ve also done...
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    Fret Ruler Templates

    I just made a few. I used fusion 360 to design a file that I sent to the service sendcutsend.com and had them cut them from aluminum. I made a soprano and a concert scale template and they cost about $13 each.
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    Building a soprano

    Thank you for sharing that. It was very informative.
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    Building a soprano

    Thanks for sharing. I’ve done a few practice runs using my 3d printed tools and they will do the trick for now. I can already tell it’s not the way I’d want to do this long term. Chiseling out the waste of the rosette channel is tedious and risky. Your suggestion might be the way to go in the...
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    Building a soprano

    Low tech 3D printed solution to cut the sound hole and rosette channel. I made an adjustable version but I wasn’t able to achieve a level of accuracy I was happy with. I started as a single unit but modified to 3 individual ones so I don’t have to reset the blade as much. This will cut the sound...
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    Building a soprano

    Bodies fully prepped for the top and back. I sanded a 15 ft. radius onto the back. Next step is to properly thickness the top and backs, cut sound holes and do rosettes.
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    Please, somebody buy this

    Anyone in PA? Here is a pretty amazing deal on a Martin kite style 3 https://www.facebook.com/share/ELsCxFT8ipeuJL8f/?mibextid=79PoIi
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    Building a soprano

    I wet the wood and used a bending iron and bent them by hand. Then I clamp them in a form overnight to help the new shape set as the wood dries from me wetting it. I bent two sets of sides and by the 4th side i was getting the hang of it and using much less water. The wood was holding its shape...
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    Building a soprano

    Sides fit into the form great. Shaping the neck and heel blocks next.
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    Acquired Concert

    I think that was mine! I had it listed here and on reverb also. It sat for a couple months without any serious offers despite lowering the price a ton. It finally sold on reverb last weekend. Thanks for the reminder to mark it as sold on fleamarket.
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    Building a soprano

    Does the side thickness have a large impact on the tone of the instrument? I was under the understanding that their primary role in creating the tone of the instrument was to transmit the vibrations of the strings between the top and bottom. So in that sense, a stiffer side would be ideal. Ive...
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