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Thread: I'm famous! I'm famous! Or at least my Uke is!!!

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    Default I'm famous! I'm famous! Or at least my Uke is!!!

    I inherited a taropatch/8 string uke from my grandfather. I had some repairs done and have enjoyed playing it. I thought it needed more work, and happened to be going on vacation near Antebellum Instruments. Jake Wildwood had some good ideas on what needed done. His work is complete, and I was pleasantly surprised to see my taropatch detailed in one of his articles.
    http://antebelluminstruments.blogspo...h-ukulele.html

    I know, this is likely somewhat less than making me famous, but I am stoked. Now I can't wait to get it back!

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    Very cool, and such an interesting, detailed account of the work done. Lucky guy!
    Kathryn

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    Thanks for that, an interesting read. Enjoy your new/old ukulele.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilUSAFRet View Post
    yeah, that's pretty sweet!
    Just Play

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    Love how the aged wood looks! Now I'm curious about how it sounds when he's done. Be sure to post sound samples when you're able.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltytri View Post
    That is very, very cool.
    +1- enjoy it upon its return home!

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    Great write up on your Uke! It's wonderful to see an instrument being cared for within a family like this. I hope generations to come will appreciate it as much as you obviously do. Play it in good health!
    "The sole cause of all human misery is the inability of people
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    What a beautiful instrument. Looks like you sent it to the right place for a full-on restoration.
    I read somewhere that 77% of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23% who are apparently doing quite well for themselves.

    ~Jerry Garcia

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