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    Default Sincerest form of flattery

    They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Look familiar?

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    Isn't Flea Market Music offering a hibiscus cutout now too?



    And Ukulele Mania.

    Last edited by Freeda; 06-06-2012 at 08:30 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freeda View Post
    Isn't Flea Market Music offering a hibiscus cutout now too?
    Oh, I see what you did there.
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    At least Flea changed the flower a little bit... the others are just straight copies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukuraleigh View Post
    Oh, I see what you did there.
    Good catch!!!
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    Your work is beautiful, Eric.

    Most soundhole cutouts remind me of tattoo flash art. I have thought about getting a uke with the shape of Michigan as the cutout!
    "play till you don't suck no more" ~Chuck Deyo "I think it's cool you turned one of your 'some day I'm gonna's into a 'today I did.' " ~RichM "Self care is not failure." ~JerBear "It is impossible to reason with people who do not rely on reason." ~ mascompro "You make your own magic." ~ Mim"The riff-raff are my people." ~ Joko

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    Stunning.
    Your instruments are in a class by themselves.
    Nobody will ever confuse Flea Market with DeVine.
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    All other ukulele companies may as well put a hibiscus cut out on a cigar box. They're not going to get close to your quality and attention to detail.
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    Ho, Bruddah Eric!


    SHEESH!!! I guess people weren't kidding that there are imitations of everything out there! Like Shazzbot said, your instruments are in a class of their own - simply AMAZING!

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    Chuck and Eric, you two are in a class all of your own. It sucks that people took advantage of your design Eric, but frankly your ukes can't be beat. They can throw your soundhole on a crap laminate but it won't even come close to the art that is one of your ukes.

    And I've never seen anyone get inlays quite like you, Chuck. They might try, but you do it right.

    I don't think either of you have much to fear as far as competition goes...as far as the design stealing and infringement goes, well, certain people suck.
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