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Neck length?

Hi, I noticed that some ukuleles are customized with different length necks. I was wondering if this affects the sound of the instrument, or is more just to accommodate people with larger hands/wider reach. Tha...

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What is a bell-like tone?

When people describe a uke as having a bell-like tone, what does that mean? Which ukes do people generally agree have a bell-like tone? If anyone has links to illustrate the sound, that would be most helpful. T...

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Using different sizes

Would you recommend buying and using different sizes of ukulele for someone who is an intermediate user (not quite a beginner, but no pro either)? I have a Kala Concert size ukulele, and was thinking of having ...

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Beautiful - KOALOHA CONCERT "SPECIAL ISSUE" #141161SI

I am a super beginner. And I always admire rare beauty in ukulele, not just sound, but the curly koa wood grain. This particular one, especially seeing in video just captures my heart. I have heard two theories...

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Do you know if any of the major ukulele manufacturers make an 8 string Baritone model? A/E??

My favorite size ukulele is the Baritone, but it is not as popular as the other 3 sizes (especially Tenors). Have you ever seen an 8 string made by the major ukulele manufacturers (Kala,Lanakai, Pono, Oscar...

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Can ukuleles help?

In your opinion, should there be ukulele schools in other countries other than hawaii? There are none from where i'm from :(

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Ukuleles in the far north

I purchased a beautiful Kanilea KPE T from you guys a couple of years ago. It makes me happy every day, but with humidity in the low 30's I have to be careful, even with a humidifier in the case and a hu...

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Benny Chong Transcriptions

Thanks everyone at HMS for sharing your immense knowledge and passion for all things ukulele! Any chance of getting some Benny Chong transcriptions up?

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Detached Neck

Do you sell ukulele necks? If not where can I get one? Would you recommend to just buy a whole new ukulele?

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Tonewood scarcity

I've been hearing for awhile now about tonewoods that are becoming more scarce, such as mahogany and koa. What are the Hawaiian ukulele makers thinking about the future of koa instruments, which I assume ...

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