1. Ukulele Friend Presents: 'Luthier Insights' with Aaron Oya on 'Mortise and Tenon Neck Joints'
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    Featured Luthier: Aaron Oya
    Company: Aaron Oya Ukuleles
    Location: Oahu, HI - USA

    Synopsis:
    In ukulele luthiery, there are many means by which you can reach a common goal. In this episode of 'Luthier Insights,' Aaron Oya shares on the added value of a mortise and tenon neck joint in relation to three key aspects of ukulele luthiery; 1) attaining a clean center line, 2) a tight neck to body joint, and 3) addressing areas of finish and buffing. The added benefit of a mortise and tenon neck joint, for Aaron, enables him to address these three essential areas in ukulele luthiery amongst other areas of concern all throughout his building process.

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  2. Ukulele Friend Presents: 'Luthier Insights' with Aaron Oya on 'Advantages of a Custom Shaped Neck'
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    Featured Luthier: Aaron Oya
    Company: Aaron Oya Ukuleles
    Location: Oahu, HI - USA

    Synopsis:
    In ukulele luthiery, there are many components that go in to a full custom build. One such process is the comfort, balance, and feel of the neck. In this episode of 'Luthier Insights,' Aaron Oya shares on the advantages of a custom shaped neck in relation to the comfort and playability of a full custom ukulele.

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  3. Ukulele Friend Presents: 'Luthier Insights' with Aaron Oya on 'Fret Dressing & Bound Fretboards'
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    Featured Luthier: Aaron Oya
    Company: Aaron Oya Ukuleles
    Location: Oahu, HI - USA

    Synopsis:
    Dressing the frets is a critical step in the overall perception and feel of the comfort and playability of the ukulele as it is being played by a musician. In this episode of 'Luthier Insights,' Aaron Oya shares on this importance of properly dressed frets and added benefit to a bound fretboard from the musician's point of view, ensuring maximum comfort and free flow up and down the profile of the neck while playing.

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  4. Ukulele Friend Presents: 'Luthier Insights' with Fred Vento on 'Polyurethane Finishes'
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    Featured Luthier: Fred Vento
    Company: Vento Music
    Location: Hawaii Island, HI - USA

    Synopsis:
    Polyurethane finishes have often been the choice of finishes for many instrument makers of finely handcrafted guitars and ukuleles of the 21st century. In this episode of 'Luthier Insights', Fred Vento of Vento Music, shares on the application process of a polyurethane finish on his instruments.

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  5. Ukulele Friend Presents: 'Luthier Insights' with R.W. Scheurenbrand on 'Confirming the Center-Line'
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    Featured Luthier: R.W. Scheurenbrand
    Company: Scheurenbrand Guitars & Ukuleles
    Location: Oahu, HI - USA

    Synopsis:
    Identifying the centerline of the body is a critical step in the construction of an ukulele. In this episode of 'Luthier Insights,' R.W. Scheurenbrand of Scheurenbrand Guitars and Ukuleles shares on his template and jigs for identifying the centerline of the tops and backs of the body of his instrument, ensuring a consistent alignment for the neck and bridge.

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