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    Default NUD: Bonanza cherry Homestead concert

    I treated myself with this uke for my birthday last November (just got it a few days ago) - a Bonanza cherry Homestead concert! It's got some really cool grain patterns where the two halves come together along the edges.

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    Last edited by mikelz777; 02-19-2020 at 02:58 PM.
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    You likee?

    What is the material of that saddle? Looks very different.
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    Well I know the Homestead was kept simple to reduce cost, but I love the elegant clean lines and simplicity of that uke. Just beautiful.
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    Wow, congratulations!
    Interesting....what in the world are the nut and saddle made of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    You likee?

    What is the material of that saddle? Looks very different.
    The nut and saddle are made of Corian(?) maybe or some other similar substance used for counter tops.

    I like it a lot. I like the thinline body, it's very comfortable to play when I'm sitting back in my easy chair. It's resonant and has a real nice sound. Volume-wise I'd say it's average or a tick on the quiet side of average. I don't think thinline ukes are made to have a big, booming sound.
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    I have a Homestead Tenor and it has a nice voice, albeit very quiet. The action is way too low for me—2.25mm at the 12th fret—and I'm planning to cut a new nut. Maybe bone and a 2.75 to 3.00mm setup will open up the volume a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by besley View Post
    Well I know the Homestead was kept simple to reduce cost, but I love the elegant clean lines and simplicity of that uke. Just beautiful.
    I originally wanted an Oreo but when the Homestead came along, I really loved the simplified look. The contrasting wood on the edge of the Oreo looks great but I think I like the look of where the grain patterns meet at the seam of the edge on the Homestead even more.
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    Now I have to figure out how to adapt a regular depth hard case for the thinline body of the Homestead. I also have to figure out how to humidify it. An Oasis humidifier doesn't fit and the Humilele humidifier is too deep. I currently have it gently wedged at an angle in the sound hole for a temporary solution. I may end up having to go with a Damp-it type humidifier.
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    Not to put words in anyone's mouth, but I think I know Pete pretty well, and if you let him know you'd like a taller saddle, he'd very likely send you one.
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