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    I've not met or spoken with Rick Turner, but I've enjoyed reading his posts and learning from them. I bought one of his instruments from a UU member. It's great.

    He took a bit of a beating recently both here and on other forums. Perhaps because of that, he hasn't posted on UU recently.

    I hope he decides eventually to become active on the UU forums again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by good_uke_boy View Post
    I hope he decides eventually to become active on the UU forums again.
    Me too. His posts could be brusque, but I liked reading what he had to say and have learned a lot from him.

    Come back, Rick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by good_uke_boy View Post
    I've not met or spoken with Rick Turner, but I've enjoyed reading his posts and learning from them. I bought one of his instruments from a UU member. It's great.

    He took a bit of a beating recently both here and on other forums. Perhaps because of that, he hasn't posted on UU recently.

    I hope he decides eventually to become active on the UU forums again.
    I read the threads on both sites. I hold no judgements and would love to have one of his guitars or ukes. They are just out of my price range. I have never had a chance to play one of his instruments.
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    I've come to enjoy Mr. Turner's contributions to the forums and I appreciate the wealth of knowledge he shares with us here. I was sorry to read that he was having problems with his operations and I'm hopeful he will get things on a sound footing again.
    If music be the food of love, play on! -Bill Shakespeare

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    Can't speak for his guitars, but as far as CR ukes go, I have played 3 and been very unimpressed. Heavy builds, muted sound, clunky neck profiles and poor weight distribution. Like you fellas, I also hope the ongoing issues with the company are sorted.
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    Rick is just being nice.......but there may be hidden answers. You just have to look for them in his past posts...

    So... Put on your damned glasses and read: as he advised Dick and search for them in this link:

    http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/...archid=6830993

    12-06-2014, 01:46 AM
    Thread: Pegheds on a Vintage Martin?
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    UpDown Dick, Come on now. Put on your damned glasses and read:

    11-18-2014, 11:36 AM #18
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    That's right, Jenny, some here prefer to let misinformation stand because it's just not nice to correct people, right?

    and.......

    11-14-2014, 11:25 AM #2
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    [I]This is kind of "Deja vu all over again". Check the archives for pages of this stuff.

    And D3B7 if you think his Ukuleles are expensive don't try to hire a guy to leaf blow in Florida or in California then!

    12-03-2014, 01:17 AM
    Thread: I have a new luthier/repair guy!
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    Luthiers in Florida or California make about as much as that guy down the street with the leaf blower.

    They just have real high overhead I guess.....
    Last edited by Larry D.; 01-25-2015 at 02:19 PM.
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    Not to pull a scab or anything..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippie Dribble View Post
    Can't speak for his guitars, but as far as CR ukes go, I have played 3 and been very unimpressed. Heavy builds, muted sound, clunky neck profiles and poor weight distribution.
    While everyone is entitled to an opinion, I have to say my perspective on CR ukes is completely different. I have played 5 or 6 and have owned two (including my walnut one which is a keeper). I have found them to be some of the liveliest and loudest ukes I've ever played.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RichM View Post
    While everyone is entitled to an opinion, I have to say my perspective on CR ukes is completely different. I have played 5 or 6 and have owned two (including my walnut one which is a keeper). I have found them to be some of the liveliest and loudest ukes I've ever played.
    I agree with Rich. My CR is lively and loud (in a good way). My cherrywood CR is one of my top ukes, a life-time keeper. Mine is a flamed cherry, made in 2010.

    BTW Saw on FB Rick is really busy finishing up a batch of guitars. So, probably he hasn't time to comment and post right now.
    Last edited by Doc_J; 01-26-2015 at 02:14 AM.
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    Yep, I realise my opinion is not in the majority here, nonetheless I still wanted to express it honestly. Perhaps it was the strings. Perhaps it's just a personal preference in terms of feel and tone. No doubting the experience of the builder or the aesthetic quality of the instruments. Just not for me. Cheers fellas.

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