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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin666 View Post
    I have not seen a six string concert. An eight string concert is called a taropatch and has strings in unison, and I want one.
    Ohana makes a nice one - two, actually. I like the spruce-top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    Ohana makes a nice one - two, actually. I like the spruce-top.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1qqBl7XuD0
    I visited most stores on Oahu and the owners said that they haven't seen one in a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin666 View Post
    I visited most stores on Oahu and the owners said that they haven't seen one in a long time.
    I guess I was lucky to find one a couple of weeks ago on Reverb. The mahogany were available, but not the spruce.
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    I think that at concert scale it makes more sense to have all strings in unison without octave strings. However for a tenor sized 8 string I played the ultimate yesterday at the Kanile'a factory. It was a slothead and my girlfriend who heard me play dozens of ukes and usually says "sounds nice" yelled out "holy &=%$& this is the best sound ever". It was a slothead and priced according to awesomeness, so way out of my range.

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    As a former 12 string guitarist, eight strings did it for me! Mind you, I only had that instrument about a year and decided I prefered the 'standard' four string ukulele,and passed it on!
    All power and respect to you Concert,Tenor and Baritone players, but Soprano is what does it for me every time! (And my beautiful Sopranino!)

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    I’ve had both. They were fine instruments both very different. I wouldn’t compare and contrast them. The 8 string’s sonic signature reminded me more of the 12 string guitars I used to play. The six sounded great when played with a guitarist. It definitely complemented the guitars sound.
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