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Old 06-01-2018, 09:35 PM
frankmcr frankmcr is offline
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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, 07:13 PM
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Chuck and Bonnie are back in their home, as of Thursday, according to his Facebook account.
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:59 PM
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Hooray! I wish them the best.


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Old 06-29-2018, 10:14 PM
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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:

https://flic.kr/p/WP8HCp

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.
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