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    Quote Originally Posted by richntacoma View Post
    Great guy, and a great teacher. Always pushing me to learn new things. He is very good at teaching via zoom, fyi. I lived in Philly for 9 years--went to Penn for grad school, and lived at 27th and Brown for 7 of those years. Good times. Nice to also have a Waymann myself now, might right up the road from my old stopping grounds
    That's a cool area. I lived off of 16th and Fairmount when I first moved to Philly in 06; not too far from there. It has changed a lot since then. I'm in West Philly now near the universities (though I'm moving to NJ next week) and went to Penn GSE for grad school too. So you must have bought EDWs Weymann! I was wondering who got that. I love mine and agree that it is cool that is was made in Philly.
    Pohaku "Yellow Label" Mahogany Soprano
    Weymann Model 10 Mahogany Soprano (c. 1918)
    Uke.S.A. Hawaii (by "Pops KoAloha") Bearclaw AO Soprano

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPG View Post
    That's a cool area. I lived off of 16th and Fairmount when I first moved to Philly in 06; not too far from there. It has changed a lot since then. I'm in West Philly now near the universities (though I'm moving to NJ next week) and went to Penn GSE for grad school too. So you must have bought EDWs Weymann! I was wondering who got that. I love mine and agree that it is cool that is was made in Philly.
    I got my MSW from Penn, class of 1993 (damn, a long time ago). And yes, I did get EDW's Weymann--I just love having a 100 old uke that I play in my 100 (plus) year old home...Does not hurt that it sounds great, and the set up by Jake Wildwood is the best i have every played (the action is low with no buzz, love it).
    Brad Donaldson mahogany Martin 0 style soprano
    Pohaku Concert 10 (small concert), Bearclaw spruce top/maple body and neck
    Weymann 1920 Model 10 soprano
    Japanese no name soprano, 1950s Burch sunburst
    Japanese no name soprano, 1940s mahogany Laminate
    Japanese no name soprano, 1950s mahogany
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    Quote Originally Posted by richntacoma View Post
    I got my MSW from Penn, class of 1993 (damn, a long time ago). And yes, I did get EDW's Weymann--I just love having a 100 old uke that I play in my 100 (plus) year old home...Does not hurt that it sounds great, and the set up by Jake Wildwood is the best i have every played (the action is low with no buzz, love it).
    Jake's setups are amazing. EDW and I just happened to send ours to him at the same time. Mine was the 1918 one he posted about. It was great before, but now it plays like butter.
    Pohaku "Yellow Label" Mahogany Soprano
    Weymann Model 10 Mahogany Soprano (c. 1918)
    Uke.S.A. Hawaii (by "Pops KoAloha") Bearclaw AO Soprano

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    Oh, great.....make me regret selling it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDW View Post
    Oh, great.....make me regret selling it!!
    Says the dude with the Martin.....
    Brad Donaldson mahogany Martin 0 style soprano
    Pohaku Concert 10 (small concert), Bearclaw spruce top/maple body and neck
    Weymann 1920 Model 10 soprano
    Japanese no name soprano, 1950s Burch sunburst
    Japanese no name soprano, 1940s mahogany Laminate
    Japanese no name soprano, 1950s mahogany
    Anuenue Flame Maple Soprano 2012

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    As Shakespeare said when playing his ukulele (probably made by the Amati family in Cremona before they switched to violins)

    "A uke by any other name would sound as sweet"

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    What are the chances that two Philly educated boys would have both a Pokahu and a 100 year old Weymann?
    I still miss the Weymann, but am glad Chris has it.
    And that I didn't have to be the one to decide to alter it...
    Which was, by all accounts, a great decision.

    I am also tickled to realize that you also each now have a set of Pegheads that I purchased brand new from another UU member, which sat in my house for years until they went to Chris and then to Jake who installed them in those beautiful old Weymanns...
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    Kamaka white label sop (Tiki added!)
    Martin O sop, 1920's
    Martin O sop, 1960's
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    Anuenue Khaya I sop
    Kala Elite 1MHG sop
    Lanikai SPS-S spruce top sop
    Blue Frog semi-custom LN soprano #1, Vic Jones
    Sawchyn hog concert (Martin copy), Peter Sawchyn
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukeinfused View Post
    I still miss the Weymann, but am glad Chris has it.
    And that I didn't have to be the one to decide to alter it...
    Which was, by all accounts, a great decision.
    So am I and yes it was a great decision
    Pohaku "Yellow Label" Mahogany Soprano
    Weymann Model 10 Mahogany Soprano (c. 1918)
    Uke.S.A. Hawaii (by "Pops KoAloha") Bearclaw AO Soprano

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    Oh, dear. What's not to like?!

    O'course, all the sound samples I can find are in expert hands.... But I love Liam's aesthetic, and the examples I've seen so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ludwig. View Post
    Mine is a bit older and has the standard fretboard, I suppose. It was called "Maui" model back then and has more or less the same construction as the "Ike" (+ the vintage body shape and the Nunes headstock design, of course).
    Searching here and there for "Wunderkammer," I'm glad to have found this in another thread here:



    So nicely done, and so inspiring. [I'm coming from long years of guitar, after a hiatus from the same, and am still exploring what type of music I want to make with the ukulele. I love what the artistry in what you've done, here.]

    Quick question, for anyone who knows: I see the Ike on Liam's site, but not a "May." What's the difference?

    ~ S.

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    According to Liam

    The Ike has a very slightly wider bottom bout, and the May has a tighter, slightly higher waist, with a little wider and more pronounced upper bout.
    The May scale is 13", the Ike's is 13 5/8. I would say the shorter scale takes a little of the edge off the tone of the May, compared to the Ike, but they are both loud with plenty of warmth and low-end

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