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    Saw this on kickstarter. Thought I would post it up here and see what people think of it. Sounds alright to me. The guy is pretty low on his pledge right now, hopefully he gets it.

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    I'm in, but mostly because it will be made here in the midwest.
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    Not a new idea but nice design, I reckon.
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    I signed up - looks like a nice design. Pledge is awfully low though so far.

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    I like the look, really Stealthy looking!

    It sounds really nice too! Not plinky like a lot of plastic ukes.

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    My issue is the flat neck design. How comfortable will that be to play is what I wonder. I might pull the trigger and hope it works out. If anything it will be a novelty. I love the base tuners by the way. very cool design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukeeku View Post
    My issue is the flat neck design...
    I saw that too and thought it was odd. Figure it would be big time uncomfortable to play, I don't get it.

    But never having the opportunity to play anything like it... maybe they're on to something. But I still don't get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukeeku View Post
    My issue is the flat neck design. How comfortable will that be to play is what I wonder.
    I visited the website and asked Scott about the neck. He said the testers he showed it to had liked it.
    I really like the tone I heard from the website and think it's a neat idea but I'll have to feel the square neck before I'll buy in. (Of course, I just bought a chocolate Dolphin so I'm in on the bottom rung along with my Harmony/Kay 1954 Airline and Lanikai LU-21c) so, there's that...
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    I just backed it too. I make backer #20. He just started it yesterday, so there's almost a full month to go still. We'll see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GKK View Post
    I like the look, really Stealthy looking!

    It sounds really nice too! Not plinky like a lot of plastic ukes.
    Yes, it does sound surprisingly good in the video. It makes me wonder why the Flea/Fluke never did an all plastic uke (or did they ever do that?). Seems that would be an easier path for a new all plastic uke, than to design one from scratch. I'll probably back the project. It sounds like an interesting project. Although, I'm not sure it will it get enough funding.

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