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    Also in the same video, the current Long neck soprano will be discontinued..
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    If I buy a Shima uke, will they guarantee that I will be able to play it as good as Jake Shimabukuro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellgamin View Post
    I will buy a Shima uke, will they guarantee that I will be able to play it as good as Jake Shimabukuro?
    As long as you put in the same effort, yes.
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    fyi - ShimaUkulele.com just announced a solid mahogany tenor ukulele for $400.


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    Would like to see and hear a user review on the tenor. I like the head stock. Wish they had options for different tuners. At $399 I’d definitely consider one of these. I will keep my eyes posted for a review.

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    Now that the "Shima" uke comes in an all-solid tenor, I wonder whether Jake would actually perform on it exclusively?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    As long as you put in the same effort, yes.
    And start playing at age 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kissing View Post
    Now that the "Shima" uke comes in an all-solid tenor, I wonder whether Jake would actually perform on it exclusively?

    Not a chance. I am sure that Kamaka pays more benefits than just supplying ukuleles to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Choirguy View Post
    And start playing at age 4.
    Jake was an award-winning ukulele player as a teenager, so if he started at age 4, that's just 10 to 15 years of practice. A lot of people in this forum have been playing for a lot more than 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kissing View Post
    Now that the "Shima" uke comes in an all-solid tenor, I wonder whether Jake would actually perform on it exclusively?
    There's a lot more to a ukulele than the wood that it is made from. Jake's $5000 Kamakas do sound any play noticeably better than the basic $1000 Kamakas, even in my mediocre hands. I'm sure these $400 instruments will have build quality that matches their price.

    Jake is known to be a perfectionist when it comes to equipment. He spends more on cables than most professional ukulele players spend on ukuleles. Whatever he is doing is working for him, of course.

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