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The Ukulele workshop manual

Post by Graham McDonald » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:45 pm

The first copies The Ukulele have arrived from the printer and are now available, at least in Australia, to anyone who would like to purchase a copy. Go to www.mcdonaldstrings.com/ukulelebook.html to order either a hard copy or an ePub version.

It won't be available in the US or Canada for another few weeks, but you can pre-order a copy on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Ukulele-Illustra ... 385&sr=8-1
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Post by kiwigeo » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:12 pm

Right Ive just ordered my copy...time for the rest of your tightwads to let the moths out of ya wallets and buy a copy of Graham's excellent book. :D
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Post by Mike Thomas » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:04 pm

Same here.
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Post by Graham McDonald » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:16 pm

Someone sent an email from the forum, which I can't see here on the forum, but the question was about plans.
I have done drawings of each of the ukuleles which are included in the ePub downloads, but will need to be downloaded separately for the hard copy purchasers. I have done them as big plan-size sheets which places like Officeworks can print out. If there are problems get in contact and I am sure a solution can be found.

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Post by mooshalah » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:43 pm

Hi Graham.

Great to see that you've finally done it, by hook or by crook!

I want to purchase an electronic copy, but I'm a bit unsure of whether I can!

I hate to seem obtuse, but the MusicBooks Press website says the following; "The ePub version is available for iBooks and Kindle for US$9.99. It comes as a zip file with the pdf of the drawing and plans. Other ebook formats may be available on request. Please email me to enquire."

I don't use a Kindle or any other form of ebook or reader - just a regular Windows 10 computer.

Your sneak preview of the Introductory- and other few chapters is downloadable as a perfectly readable pdf file. Am I able to similarly download, open and read the full electronic version of your book?

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Post by CNCWorksNZ » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:34 pm

Hi Frank,

I purchased On-Line last night and found that the Generic Version of the E-pub works on Win10 with no issues.

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Post by mooshalah » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:42 am

Thanks Murray.

On this basis, I've just purchased a copy.

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Post by CNCWorksNZ » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:59 pm

mooshalah wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:42 am
Thanks Murray.

On this basis, I've just purchased a copy.

Frank.
The only issue I have is with iTunes, trying to get the Publication onto my iPad! (Worst Program I've ever dealt with).

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Post by Graham McDonald » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:31 am

Thank you for the heads up on Windows10. That is useful. Installing pubs on iPads can be tedious. One workaround is to use Dropbox to get the file onto the iPad and open it in Apple Books from Dropbox.

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Post by sleake » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:21 am

Thanks Graham, both the Uke and Mando books are incredibly detailed and thorough!

Such amazing resources for someone like me, a confident woodworker with very little 'luthery' background, really useful with so many details outlining each of fine elements which deviate from the typical 'screwing and glueing' of furniture making: such as recommended brace shapes, top and back radius and carving, neck joint alignment etc etc.

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Post by ArmstrongLutherie » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:07 pm

Thanks Graham, Order sent.

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Post by Mark McLean » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:33 am

My copy arrived today. Looks great. Congratulations Graham on another fantastic effort. I can’t wait to have a go at one.

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Post by RodC » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:13 am

Thanks Graham,
Got mine today as well.
Really looking forward to making use of this next year.

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Post by Lillian » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:24 am

I just pre-ordered my copy.

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Post by yakka » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:50 pm

my copy turned up yesterday, have thumbed through it and is impressive work. thank you.

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Post by Lillian » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:21 pm

Mine arrived yesterday. Looking forward to having the time to actually sit down and read it over the holiday weekend. But from what I have seen, it's brilliant.

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Post by Graham McDonald » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:39 pm

Lillian,

Hopefully we can finally meet at the GAL convention next July. Looking forward to it.

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Post by Lillian » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:32 am

I'm looking forward to it. If you have time, I'd love to chat over lunch or dinner, on me of course.

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Post by CNCWorksNZ » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:12 am

So impressed with the E-Pub, I've gone and bought the physical Book as well ...

For those of you who want to save a Dollar or two, The Book Depository Sells 'The Book' with free Shipping.
From Amazon it would have cost 1/2 the price of the Book just to get it sent to New Zealand.

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Re: The Ukulele workshop manual

Post by Andos » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:40 am

Cheers for the tip Murray.
I've just ordered the uke manual and the mandolin project off them

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Post by 56nortondomy » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:00 pm

The book depository should be the first place to look for a book, they usually have what you want and it's usually cheaper and shipping is free.
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