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    Default Well I think I ordered "my" holy grail.

    Martin 1T IZ on order.

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    Yes, that is a beauty.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    gratz! that's my dream ukulele as well.

    Let us know how it is when you get it.

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    Just listened to a sound sample. Not only beautifully crafted, but such a classic sound.

    Love that' you've ordered your musical heart's desire.

    Bluesy.

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    I got mine last May with stimulus $$$'s...awesome instrument, loud and full tone! Immediately put Living Water Low G strings on it and had a Misi trio pickup installed.
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    Just Play

    Sopranos: 1st uke, Lanikai soprano LU-11 - Aquilas | 30's Martin style 0 - Martins
    Concerts: Kanile'a K-2 CP - Living Water | Islander AC-4 - Living Water | Waverly Street banjolele - Worth Browns
    Tenor: Martin Iz - Living Water low G
    UBass: Kala FS2 (fretless) - Pahoehoe | Kala Acacia - Pahoehoe

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    Most people never get to get there dream instrument. You are very fortunate. Will be looking for videos.
    (I hope the "holy grail" status lasts a long time. THIS IS NOT THE CURE FOR UAD it probably a decent vaccine, but the antibodies my diminish after a time.

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    Congratulations! It's a terrific tenor.

    I enjoy my 1T IZ as well. It is a boomer.

    I had the tech at the guitar repair shop replace the original Peghed tuners with Gotoh Black UPTL tuners. And a setup lowering the action a tad.

    I don't like Nylon strings. I also had him put a set of Low-G Living Waters flurocarbons on it. But I wasn't happy with the results. They sounded a little dull. I normally love LW strings on my tenors.

    Replaced those with Martin 620 fluorocarbons. They were OK, but maybe a touch too bright. Great for finger style picking.

    Now have Fremont Black Lines on it. The sound is kind of dark. The strings are very bendy and easy to play. But occasionally I find myself pulling the A-string off the fretboard when I practice pull offs.

    I may try a wound Low-G, but the uke is already quite loud on the lows. Or I may string it re-entrant and see if I like that.
    Last edited by Kenn2018; 01-11-2021 at 10:50 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plunker View Post
    Most people never get to get there dream instrument. You are very fortunate. Will be looking for videos.
    (I hope the "holy grail" status lasts a long time. THIS IS NOT THE CURE FOR UAD it probably a decent vaccine, but the antibodies my diminish after a time.
    I think I totally agree.
    "So many ukes, so little money..."

    Kanile'a KSR-T premium koa tenor
    KoAloha KTM-00 tenor
    Rebel Double Cheese spruce/mahogany tenor, my BFF.
    Pono ATC-PC acacia cutaway tenor
    Kala KA-ASFM-T-C flame maple tenor
    Pono MT-SP tenor
    Cocobolo concert #467
    Pono ASD acacia soprano deluxe
    Pono MGS mango soprano

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenn2018 View Post
    Congratulations! It's a terrific tenor.

    I enjoy my 1T IZ as well. It is a boomer.

    I had the tech at the guitar repair shop replace the original Peghed tuners with Gotoh Black UPTL tuners.
    My "Dream" instrument would NOT have Peghed tuners.
    Last edited by besley; 01-12-2021 at 03:19 PM.
    Blackbird Farallon Ekoa Tenor
    Beltona Songster Resonator Tenor
    Klos Carbon Fiber Tenor
    Magic Fluke Tenor Firefly Banjolele

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    Quote Originally Posted by besley View Post
    My "Dream" instrument would NOT have Pedhed tuners.
    Curious as to why you don't care for the peghed tuners.

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