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worth medium

i don’t have any tension values, just taking a quick note of string diameters for worth medium strings. these values are apparently valid for clear and brown strings for tenor and concert scales. A4 0,52mm (0,0205″) E4 0,66mm (0,0260″) C4 0,74mm (0,0291″) C5 0,47mm (0,0185″) G3 0,91mm (0,0358″) G4 0,57mm (0,0224″) full string specifications (resp…

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blackbird clara concert ukulele

definitely a piece of high-tech, engineered and produced in usa. the folks at blackbird really spent some thoughts on that one and came up with great engineering and sound without using a single bit of wood and still sustainable. from a price point this is significantly above middle class: rsp 1295 usd plus shipping. not…

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mainland mahogany classic

good stuff assembled in usa. “simply beautiful” edition concert size, solid mahogany all over, rosewood fretboard and bridge, slotted headstock like a guitar – and feels amazingly light with only 504g. my first glossy one. no other bling though; the regular edition comes with a nice rope binding on body and around the soundhole. worth…

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flea m-42

a real beater ukulele made in usa: body and fretboard made from plastic, maple neck, thin (1.5mm) 3-layer laminate soundboard. seems to be almost indestructible and weighs 486g. the green colour is for a private reason… came with aquila nylgut strings which i soon replaced with ken middleton’s excellent living water strings. i don’t really…

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ukuMele acacia concert I

built in the same factory as koa pili koko somewhere in asia these ukuleles are sold by a small german online merchant under the brand name “ukuMele”. i got one of the very first series, still labelled as koa pili koko on the inside and headstock. the branding on the headstock was removed in the…

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