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Old 05-23-2018, 05:50 PM
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Default NUD - Kenn Timms Style 0

I just unboxed, tuned and played this sweet little (about 3/4 pound) soprano made by the legendary Ken Timms from the UK. It is an all-mahogany little powerhouse. I have been jonesing for one of these for about a year, so that I could have a least one little, old-timey sounding uke in my collection. Ken builds and sells about 25 of these per year, and has a bit of a cult following, especially on the Ukulele Underground Forum. I feel very lucky to have gotten this uke!


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Old 06-03-2018, 05:56 PM
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very nice! Congrats!
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Old 06-03-2018, 07:50 PM
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Very nice! Here's a youtube review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1AeXdWVlX8
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:12 AM
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Thanks guys! I am very familiar with that Got-a-Ukulele review. It drove the market price up on Ken’s ukes by almost two times. Even so, at $750 to $800 USD, I feel this uke is worth every penny. It has Tin Pan Alley bark that is so distinctive, and hard to find. I played a Kamaka Pineapple this weekend that came close, but still was not quite as “old Timey”.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:44 AM
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Congrats, it has a very tasteful old-style Hawaiian look for sure, but looks like geared tuners.
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:34 AM
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Congrats, it has a very tasteful old-style Hawaiian look for sure, but looks like geared tuners.
Thanks. Wish it had geared tuners. These are friction, because they have to be or it is not a bonafide Style 0 replica. I am considering retrofitting Gotoh UPTs, but will try these for a few months. Really not too bad once one gets used to them.
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Old 06-04-2018, 04:06 PM
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If the strings are fitted properly they rarely have to be adjusted. Friction tuners are fine for most ukes, and pretty easy to adjust to. Now, if you switch tunings, a good geared would be best, but even then, tuning on the fly is near impossible with nylon or fluorocarbon strings anyway due to the memory effect . Nice uke too!
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:00 AM
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If the strings are fitted properly they rarely have to be adjusted. Friction tuners are fine for most ukes, and pretty easy to adjust to. Now, if you switch tunings, a good geared would be best, but even then, tuning on the fly is near impossible with nylon or fluorocarbon strings anyway due to the memory effect . Nice uke too!
Thanks Neal. Good advice. I am finding it is not so hard to live with these friction tuners. And, I must add, your 12-string resonator video is quite impressive. Beautiful playing!
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