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    Just stunning those aren't those through the body bridges hard to string?
    Such a beautiful uke!!

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    My thoughts the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joyful Uke View Post
    This is definitely a fun one to watch. I hope that whoever wins the auction will play it, and enjoy their very special (and very expensive) ukulele.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain-janeway View Post
    Just stunning those aren't those through the body bridges hard to string?
    Such a beautiful uke!!
    Not hard to restring at all. Just feed the string thru the hole and fish out thru the soundhole to tie the knot and pull it back to the bridge. I much prefer a through the body design over a tie block bridge.

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    Instead of a knot, I use a bead at the end of the string.

    I do this because I play fluorocarbon strings and the A and High-g strings are very thin. Even with a stopper knot they will sometimes pull through the hole. Once, the knot on the A got stuck in the hole. I had to push it back inside the body with a needle. Never had a problem with a bead. Bonus! The bead makes it easier to fish out when I change the strings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenn2018 View Post
    Instead of a knot, I use a bead at the end of the string.

    I do this because I play fluorocarbon strings and the A and High-g strings are very thin. Even with a stopper knot they will sometimes pull through the hole. Once, the knot on the A got stuck in the hole. I had to push it back inside the body with a needle. Never had a problem with a bead. Bonus! The bead makes it easier to fish out when I change the strings.
    String through bridges are my favorite. Chuck always uses beads when he sets up his ukes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerneltime View Post
    String through bridges are my favorite. Chuck always uses beads when he sets up his ukes.
    String through bridges are my favorite, too. I use beads, and it's an easy process to change strings. I like the look, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    Not hard to restring at all. Just feed the string thru the hole and fish out thru the soundhole to tie the knot and pull it back to the bridge. I much prefer a through the body design over a tie block bridge.
    OMG so do I. Tie bar bridges are the worst! You do have to take care that the strings don't slip through the holes during tuning up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    OMG so do I. Tie bar bridges are the worst! You do have to take care that the strings don't slip through the holes during tuning up!
    My first two ukes and also a luthier built one have slotted bridges and I think that's the best way of doing it. Then I also got a Kamaka and I like the tie bar as it is so quick to attach a new string. I have guitars with pinned bridges and dislike the fiddling of sticking strings into holes and wrestling them out again. But it's good to have choices for sure. With this one I am certain I won't have to worry about it.

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    To be honest, I don't really care which kind of bridge the tenor has. Some are a little more fiddly than others, but none of them are difficult. With practice, all of them become second nature to change the string(s).

    The type of bridge a uke has isn't a dealbreaker for me. I have tenors with each type.
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    $22,000 final price.

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