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Old 06-01-2018, 10:35 PM
frankmcr frankmcr is online now
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A couple of posts from Chuck Moore of Moore Bettah Ukuleles in response to inquiries on the ukulele underground forum:

from May 27:

Our house is unlivable for now. If we are spared a direct hit from the lava then the poisonous gases make it uninhabitable. This volcanic event could last for many years (the Kaapana flow lasted 35 years). We are currently looking for a place on Big Island to start over.

and from yesterday:

We are still evacuated, still waiting to see what comes next. we are located about a mile from where the lava meets the ocean. The hazard here is from the gases and fumes that are blowing our way. I did manage to salvage some of my better wood and some necessary jigs and tools in the event we can move back in if and when things settle down.

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Old 06-17-2018, 08:13 PM
Paraclete Paraclete is offline
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Chuck and Bonnie are back in their home, as of Thursday, according to his Facebook account.
2010 Larrivee LSV-11e
2002 Jose Ramirez 4e
1998 Seagull S6+folk, Mi-Si LR Baggs acoustic trio
1986 Charvel Model 3A electric

2001 Fender Jazz standard bass
1935 A-00 Gibson mandolin
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:59 PM
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Hooray! I wish them the best.

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Old 06-29-2018, 11:14 PM
Ukulele_Eddie Ukulele_Eddie is offline
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Chuck does make a very nice uke and they are hard to come by. As noted, he does not have a public build list. He usually sells through The Ukulele Site, which auctions them.

Here is mine, which I bought from the original owner:

Other builders who you can actually commission a uke from that are every bit as worthy: Jake Maclay (Hive Ukuleles), John S. Kinnard (Kinnard Ukes), Joji Yoshida, Beau Hannam, Jay Lichty and Steve Grimes.
Check out Luthiers for a Cause: six world-class luthiers, two storied trees, many children benefiting from the healing power of music.

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