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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:02 pm 
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Tony, I suggest you switch to HHG on those kerfs to improve tone.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:14 pm 
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I call foul! There is no way that you could use that many Costa Guitar Kerfs and come anywhere near the budget.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:55 pm 
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Since kerfs are a byproduct of our operations, this uke was actually free. I will post a sound clip as soon as I can make a video (which is required as part of the rules).

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:58 pm 
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Darryl Young wrote:
Tony, I suggest you switch to HHG on those kerfs to improve tone.



Improve the tone of a Costa? Fuggedaboudit!! Since that isn't possible, I assume your comment was meant as a joke. Good one!!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:34 am 
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Can't be free. I was in NY in 2002; even back then it cost $600 just to walk down the sidewalk next to Costa Guitars. I paid, because I had to go to the bathroom and the nearest one was across the street. I remember some strange Neil Young sounding guy who collected my money. He was listening to a Zamfir album and grinning eerily. He showed me some pictures of his sculpture collection. After that, I no longer needed the bathroom.

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Darryl Young wrote:
Tony, I suggest you switch to HHG on those kerfs to improve tone.



Improve the tone of a Costa? Fuggedaboudit!! Since that isn't possible, I assume your comment was meant as a joke. Good one!!



Why do I suddenly see in my mind a short green lizard walking down the boardwalk ? hmmmmmmm Must work at Costa Guitars ! laughing6-hehe

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:43 am 
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The lizard is on the Brooklyn bridge. Costa guitars "sold" it to him.

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I'd post in this thread, but I just don't really care all that much about it.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:46 am 
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Word.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:40 pm 
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True. Filippo does not lie. It smells like freshly sanded Brazilian rosewood.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:11 pm 
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Filippo Morelli wrote:
This just in. I heard a rumor that Costa Guitar sh*t don't stink. True story!

Filippo



But the kerfs that come out with is smell awful!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:36 pm 
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Not to derail this thread and the talk about my poop, but I should probably post an update pic every now and then. To that end, I decided after getting off of a plane last night that I should chamfer the top and back edges of my tail block as well as round the edges. Here is what it looked like at some point during that process. I am choosing a random pic from last night because nobody cares anyway:
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:36 pm 
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Filippo Morelli wrote:
Purple sandpaper. My favorite!

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I don't even know how to respond to that other than to say, I know, right? It's so pretty!

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Tony_in_NYC wrote:
Filippo Morelli wrote:
Purple sandpaper. My favorite!

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I don't even know how to respond to that other than to say, I know, right? It's so pretty!


So what's the deal with the purple sandpaper? I don't recall seeing it before. I usually use 3M Gold.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:07 am 
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I bought it at Home Depot. It was all they had when I was there. It was do scrumptious I couldn't resist!

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Purple is the color of royalty and nobility. I was thinking that was a piece of toilet paper from the guest bathroom at Costa Guitars. laughing6-hehe laughing6-hehe


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Glued the top on NTAC.

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Glued the top on NTAC.
Those are the biggest honkin' F clamps I've ever seen! Where did you get them from, a ship yard?

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That uke is only about 6 inches long beehive

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That uke is only about 6 inches long beehive



But its considered a NY Yard ! laughing6-hehe

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As men, you should all be able to recognize 12 inches when you see it.

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Sorry, Tony, I didn't know you were building a uke. :oops: My bad.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:22 am 
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No worries Alex. I am a bit disappointed in your lack of humor though. I expected funnier.
Anywho, I cut the excess off of the heel so I now have a 14 fret ukulele neck and I cut and glued the scarf joint. Please take note that I cleaned my shop for this pic(NTAC):
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Costa Guitars is so fancy, even their hand saws operate themselves in some sort of Sorcerer’s Apprentice sort of way!
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