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    Default Hog Heaven

    Pics of my 2 solid mahogany tenors, a Farida, strung reentrant with UkeLogic hard tensions, and an Elite Doghair, strung with Fremont Blacklines, with wound Soloist Low G. The Farida is a 12-fret, with a lively sweet tone, good bark, easy playing. The Elite has a rich, woody, complex sound, perfect for low G. They look similar, but the doghair finish is more pronounced on the Elite.

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    Got to love the diversity of look and especially tone. I've always had a soft spot for the Elite dog hairs.

    I sort of have a longing for a salt and pepper, but I'm suppressing it.

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    Nice pair of ukes! I looked at the photo before I finished reading your description and my first thought was "wow, that's a Kala?". Of course I see now it's an Elite. When they came out with the doghair, I was so impressed with the look of the black one with the white grain, I overlooked how nice this one is. Nice rounded edges too, compared to the Farida. Faridas are interesting too. They caught my attention with their selection of classic looking sopranos.
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    Glenn

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    Nice mahogany ukes!

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    I'm a hog soprano fan. There's something about a hog uke!

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    I like a striking mahogany grain but they're actually not that common, I find. Surprisingly, the nicest I've seen was a Mexican-made Martin S1 which was absolutely beautiful. The open pore finish was probably the main reason there. Even my vintage Martin or Kiwaya KTS-7 don't look that nice. The mahogany grain on the Kiwaya specifically looks surprisingly boring, probably due to the flat matte finish.

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    That's a nice looking pair.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    I wonder if a plain mahogany uke can be stripped and stained to imitate that doghair look? It's very attractive.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

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    Nice hogs! I love hog! Both my ukes and my guitar are solid hog! (Well techincally my guitar is a hog top with sapelle back and side's but close enough)
    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 Nickie View Post
    I wonder if a plain mahogany uke can be stripped and stained to imitate that doghair look? It's very attractive.
    I have more dog hair then anyone would ever need. I have to clean the vacuum cleaners every week.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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