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Understanding Your Options

Gloss Finish, advantages and disadvantages?

I can't seem to wrap my head around this particular option. What are the advantages and disadvantages to a high gloss finish on a uke? How much does the finish affect the sound?

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Pono Baritone Electrics

Hi guys! I remember hearing you will be getting a big fresh shipment of Ponos next month and I wanted to ask if it will contain some more bariotne electrics? I am absolutely loving that BE-D that's on th...

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Friction or geared ?

Which is best for a beginner - friction or geared tuners?

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Can you use any type of pick to play the ukulele?

My son usually plays with his fingers but he has developed a bad callus that sometimes bothers him so I want him to try playing with a pick. We have plenty of guitar picks...is that OK?

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What is a Radius Fingerboard

What exactly is a radius fingerboard and why does it make playing more comfortable?

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Laminate vs Solid wood in terms of aging

I know solid wood sounds better with age. How about laminate? Does anyone here own a ukulele made with laminate wood that they've held on to for 8-10+ years? Does it sound any better or it's still the...

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8-string concert or tenor with a wide fretboard recommendation

Hello. I'd like to buy an 8-string concert or tenor uke and I'd prefer a wider fretboard. Do you have a recommendation?

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8-string ukulele

I'm intrigued by the 8-string ukulele, but I see they are not common. What are the benefits and downsides of playing one? Is there anything specific I should look for in an 8-string uke?

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pin bridges

Do pin bridges cause more stress on the bridge?

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Curly Koa

I love the look of a ukulele with the premium curly koa. I know that Kanile'a has the curly koa and I wish Kamake did. Does anyone know other brands that have this type of wood? jim

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