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    Beginner Unusual beginner question.

    I'd recommend a tenor size. As many have said already, a Martin is fine, but there are many ukes that will work just as well, if not better. I have a Pono tenor which sounds greats, but I have played and heard several other ukes that sounded great to me. I recommend you think about a price range...
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    Buying Tips Potential instructor for senior citizens - Which uke?

    Yep, those good ideas are on my list of things to discuss if/when I meet with the city.
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    Buying Tips Potential instructor for senior citizens - Which uke?

    I like that idea and will suggest it if/when the city shows any interest in my idea of teaching a class. Such a plan would certainly able to me.
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    Buying Tips Potential instructor for senior citizens - Which uke?

    I'm not having any luck doing a google search for "dolphin concert ukulele" other than finding Luna products. I did find many soprano models however. I also tried Uke Republic but could not find a concert under $85. BTW, he has some gorgeous ukuleles there.
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    Buying Tips Potential instructor for senior citizens - Which uke?

    I like your idea, but sounds like it might be too complicated for the city to administer. However, it's probably the most workable solution I've heard, and I will mention that if/when the city shows any interest in following up on my suggestion.
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    Buying Tips Potential instructor for senior citizens - Which uke?

    Yeah, that's the plan: Have a vendor or two there during the first classes so students can purchase their own uke. Whether the city or I provide the ukes, I'd not want to let the students take them home. Yes, it's pretty touch practicing without one, but not everyone would remember to come back...
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    Buying Tips Potential instructor for senior citizens - Which uke?

    Good idea, Steve on the vendor there for the first couple of lessons. On the city money thing, that's fine, they can keep and store and maintain them! But I figure I'd need to maintain them and maybe "keep" them between lessons. I doubt they'd want the students to take them home. I'd prefer they...
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    Buying Tips Potential instructor for senior citizens - Which uke?

    I am starting to be SURE I don't want to have only tenors!:o I have used your straps on every uke I've had; they are great!
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    Buying Tips Potential instructor for senior citizens - Which uke?

    Perhaps I will go with the concert sized......they have the added benefit of being less expensive than the tenors, and perhaps I could get one more for my class that otherwise. Heck, I'm a 68 yr old senior, and I actually find the concert much too cramped, but then I've been playing...
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    Buying Tips Potential instructor for senior citizens - Which uke?

    Hey, thanks for those excellent suggestions! I guess I think the tenors as they do in my hands, and I've noticed where students have a choice to choose which uke to use for a class; usually it's nearly never a soprano, often a concert or tenor. I think a lot of folks own sopranos only because...
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    Buying Tips Potential instructor for senior citizens - Which uke?

    I am considering volunteering to teach a beginner's ukulele class. I believe a tenor uke would be the best instrument due to its size. I do not know if the city will give me a budget to purchase ukes, but I want to be ready with ideas if/when they ask. And I might have to purchase them myself...
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    Buying Tips Need baritone strings ASAP!

    Not sure what you recommend....but I want my baritone tuned DGBE, like my guitars just to try it out. My tenor ukes are tuned gCEA and the other GCEA. I like the variety. They both sound fine to me. I have heard lots of good stuff about the Southcoast strings, but I cannot figure out what...
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    Buying Tips Need baritone strings ASAP!

    Thanks Bill, for the kind offer. It is very much appreciated, but not required. For one thing, I have no idea to what the other three strings are supposed to be tuned! So I'm just going to replace all four with the D'Addario J68 set. At least I know what tuning those will be! I'm out of town...
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    Buying Tips Need baritone strings ASAP!

    Thanks. I will keep an eye out for that brand. Where do you usually get them?
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    Uke Tech Support Replacing then tuning new strings

    This is the best site I've found to answer my questions on the how-to of replacing strings, then tuning the new strings. HERE Hope this helps others as much as it has helped me.
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    Buying Tips Need baritone strings ASAP!

    Well I'm hoping the J68s will work just fine, at least to get me started. This Oscar is a new baritone, first I've had, although I have two tenors and several guitars, and even one banjitar! I like trying new things! It really concerned me when that D (I think it was a D) string broke when I...
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    Buying Tips Need baritone strings ASAP!

    Yeah, but which set? You are talking to a complete novice here! I ordered a set of D'Addario J68s - only because they are less confusing and not the same brand that broke today. I've used D'Addarios on guitar and like them.
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    Buying Tips Need baritone strings ASAP!

    The Oscar Schmidt ou53 baritone I recently ordered today arrived, and I promptly popped the top most string as it went through C# on the way to D using my trusty Snark tuner. I am ASSUMING this is how it's supposed to be tuned? I figured the DGBE was the standard baritone tuning, right? Wouldn't...
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    Buying Tips strap

    Thanks. I know, mine was a dumb question, but some of us take the directions you posted literally! Drives my wife nuts sometimes, but that's just ONE of idiosyncrasies!
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    Buying Tips strap

    Stupid question, but do I measure the distance from the button to the top edge of headstock DIRECTLY on the uke, or measured across my shoulder as I hold the uke? I'm talking about the guitar style poly strap. Thanks. Hope that helps.
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