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Stevelele
12-05-2011, 06:31 AM
I'm not affiliated with the sellers, but thought I'd point these out to anyone who's interested. I've never seen Devines for sale anywhere for immediate buys. Take a look and enjoy!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Custom-Curly-Koa-Tenor-Ukulele-Luthier-Eric-DeVine-DeVine-Guitars-/140653617114?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20bf9bdfda#ht_582wt_882

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DeVine-TV-0135-Tenor-Ukulele-Hardcase-FREE-Shipping-USA-/250939998266?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6d30803a#ht_1806wt_702

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DeVine-TV-0134-Tenor-Ukulele-Hardcase-FREE-SHIPPING-USA-/250939983184?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6d304550#ht_1826wt_702

Mouthy1
12-05-2011, 08:39 AM
Wow. That's lotsa money. That's lotsa uke.

Trinimon
12-05-2011, 08:57 AM
It's being sold by Ukulele Puapua. Very reputable retailer in Oahu and also has a presence on UU.

Drew Bear
12-05-2011, 09:17 AM
The first one is being sold directly by Devine and won't be complete until January. Base price for a custom Tenor is $3500. I guess all the bling quickly adds up. I had not realized these were that much more expensive than Moore Bettah ukes.

PoiDog
12-05-2011, 09:18 AM
$8K? Wow.

I mean, I knew the top-shelf customs were expensive, but that's close to 3 or 4 times more than I had expected. I just figured a DeVine or Moore Betta would run between $2,500 and $3,000

Well, the good thing is I can stop even the wildest fantasy about ever having one of these, because there is just no way it will happen. And for those who can afford one, good for you!

Hippie Dribble
12-05-2011, 10:08 AM
$8K? Wow.

I mean, I knew the top-shelf customs were expensive, but that's close to 3 or 4 times more than I had expected. I just figured a DeVine or Moore Betta would run between $2,500 and $3,000

Well, the good thing is I can stop even the wildest fantasy about ever having one of these, because there is just no way it will happen. And for those who can afford one, good for you!
No doubt they're exquisite but yep, time to dream a new dream for me too...sheesh...

Stevelele
12-05-2011, 10:23 AM
I can't afford it either....but I would love to meet someone who has had the privilege to play one so we can live vicariously.

Hippie Dribble
12-05-2011, 10:28 AM
I can't afford it either....but I would love to meet someone who has had the privilege to play one so we can live vicariously.
here's Eric's youtube channel..some tasty stuff here
http://www.youtube.com/user/DeVineGuitars

Stevelele
12-05-2011, 10:32 AM
wow, I wasn't expecting that. He looks like a bodybuilder

Drew Bear
12-05-2011, 10:56 AM
Devine's base price for a Tenor is $3500. Moore's is $2000. Purfling, binding & inlay can quickly push the price up for either. Purely personal preference, but I like Chuck's design aesthetic more bettah. Maybe after a decade or so of consistent practice, if/when I can produce some halfway respectable music...maybe then I'll plan a trip to the Big Island to see if Chuck has a NSB Tenor "on hand".


... if you live in Hawaii or plan on vacationing here, you are welcomed to visit my shop. I try to keep something on hand at all times. Call ahead for directions and availability of instruments.

mm stan
12-05-2011, 01:19 PM
Hmmm......Never tried them, maybe too rich for my blood in my lifetime...but they do look nice..

haolejohn
12-05-2011, 02:05 PM
$8K? Wow.

I mean, I knew the top-shelf customs were expensive, but that's close to 3 or 4 times more than I had expected. I just figured a DeVine or Moore Betta would run between $2,500 and $3,000

Well, the good thing is I can stop even the wildest fantasy about ever having one of these, because there is just no way it will happen. And for those who can afford one, good for you!

Yeah. I fell in love with Devine ukes after my love affair with MB started. Figured it would be about the same price but maybe not as much. Then I priced one...yeah...I can always dream though.

rbeetsme
12-05-2011, 02:39 PM
Ok, now nobody bid against me!

RichM
12-05-2011, 02:52 PM
I have to say, for the quality Chuck Moore delivers, his instruments are really, really inexpensive. One of the reasons, I suppose, that Moore Bettah ukes pretty much vaporize on contact with the marketplace-- I've never seen a Moore Bettah available for sale for more than a few minutes. I'd love to own one of those tasty tenors, but demand waaaaaay outstrips supply....

joejeweler
12-05-2011, 04:59 PM
The first one is being sold directly by Devine and won't be complete until January. Base price for a custom Tenor is $3500. I guess all the bling quickly adds up. I had not realized these were that much more expensive than Moore Bettah ukes.

Chuck's work is without peer,....so don't let his super reasonable prices fool you! Worth every bit what these are in monetary terms. (size for size) Still can't believe they sell so low from "the source", when the secondary market is higher.

......Chuck just loves building. :D

BYW,....i bet these don't sell out in 20 minutes or less! :eek: (even though they do look mighty fine!)

TCK
12-05-2011, 05:26 PM
here's Eric's youtube channel..some tasty stuff here
http://www.youtube.com/user/DeVineGuitars
Oh my god how much do I Love Kimo?
I'm so young and your so old...this my darling I've been told
-He does "Diana" on an 8K uke? Man after my own heart

Ukulele Friend
12-05-2011, 09:24 PM
I have to say, for the quality Chuck Moore delivers, his instruments are really, really inexpensive. One of the reasons, I suppose, that Moore Bettah ukes pretty much vaporize on contact with the marketplace-- I've never seen a Moore Bettah available for sale for more than a few minutes. I'd love to own one of those tasty tenors, but demand waaaaaay outstrips supply....

Chuck makes some of the highest quality instruments I've ever seen and he is very modest with the pricing of his instruments (although I think they could be priced right up there with DeVine and worth every penny of it too). They are true recording level instruments and aesthetically, unparalleled in their own rite.

Eric is also a phenomenal luthier and his workmanship is absolutely stunning as well. Love the resonance and sustain of his instruments too. (Just ask Eddie Vedder and Kimo Hussey if you don't believe me).

Both Chuck and Eric each have a very respectable following and are certainly two of my favorite luthiers...

Shawn
http://ukulelefriend.com

Camsuke
12-05-2011, 10:45 PM
Truly magnificent instruments, the figure in the timber is really beautiful as is the overall design and detailed finish. They seem to be a very practical and user friendly design as well with the cup holder section in the upper bout (sorry someone had to say it) just kidding, I would love one too.

johntz
12-06-2011, 03:06 AM
Wow 8k? I was hoping to own one of these when i thought they were 3.5K but 8 knocks then out of my budget. They are gorgeous but unfortunately real life constraints set in at the 8K level :(

DeVineGuitars
12-06-2011, 06:08 AM
Truly magnificent instruments, the figure in the timber is really beautiful as is the overall design and detailed finish. They seem to be a very practical and user friendly design as well with the cup holder section in the upper bout (sorry someone had to say it) just kidding, I would love one too.

I thought everybody wanted cup holders in there ukes?

I figured I'd chime in before too many people got scared off. Yes, it is listed for 8k, which is a little little higher than normal. The reason I listed this uke was purely for advertising (I'm hoping it doesn't sell). It is one of 2 ukes that I am building to take to the uke fest in Thailand in February. So, if it doesn't sell, it will come with me to Thailand. I also would never under-price Puapua on Ebay. They have been great friends and customers for many years.

And while this particular uke is loaded with extra bling, my ukes still do start at $3500 with lots of goodies, including gold series Ameritage cases, Waverly tuners, curly koa top back sides, binding, fretboard binding, inlayed koa logo, ect.
So, don't let this one scare you off.

haolejohn
12-06-2011, 06:11 AM
I thought everybody wanted cup holders in there ukes?

I figured I'd chime in before too many people got scared off. Yes, it is listed for 8k, which is a little little higher than normal. The reason I listed this uke was purely for advertising (I'm hoping it doesn't sell). It is one of 2 ukes that I am building to take to the uke fest in Thailand in February. So, if it doesn't sell, it will come with me to Thailand. I also would never under-price Puapua on Ebay. They have been great friends and customers for many years.

And while this particular uke is loaded with extra bling, my ukes still do start at $3500 with lots of goodies, including gold series Ameritage cases, curly koa top back sides, binding, fretboard binding, inlayed koa logo, ect.
So, don't let this one scare you off.

Thanks Eric. I drool everytime I see your ukes. One day I do plan on owning one of these but it is still many many years in the future:)

csibona
12-06-2011, 06:59 AM
I'll be heading to Maui relatively soon and one of my plans was to play a DeVine Ukulele. Anyone know where to go play one? Maybe Eric?

DeVineGuitars
12-06-2011, 07:02 AM
I'll be heading to Maui relatively soon and one of my plans was to play a DeVine Ukulele. Anyone know where to go play one? Maybe Eric?
I will be wrapping up this batch around the first week or so of the new year. If your trip is around then, give me a shout and come on by.

SuzukHammer
12-06-2011, 07:54 AM
If I can sample play a Devine uke in Bangkok, that'd be great.

I have my vacation already planned to make that trip for the festival.

Drew Bear
12-06-2011, 08:46 AM
Eric: great job on the blog. I enjoy seeing the detailed process of handcrafting ukulele (and guitars) as each group matures towards "birth". Are all your ukes custom orders or do you ever have any "stock" instruments that visitors to your shop can purchase?

http://www.devineguitars.com/guitar-ukulele-blog/

DeVineGuitars
12-06-2011, 08:57 AM
Eric: great job on the blog. I enjoy seeing the detailed process of handcrafting ukulele (and guitars) as each group matures towards "birth". Are all your ukes custom orders or do you ever have any "stock" instruments that visitors to your shop can purchase?

http://www.devineguitars.com/guitar-ukulele-blog/
Thanks Drew,
Yes, they are all custom order and it is very rare that I have anything in stock or post something "for sale". Like I said above, the only reason I have this one available is so I will have something to take to Thailand so I am not empty handed.

PedalFreak
12-06-2011, 09:25 AM
Wish I had the cash for the third one :(

Stevelele
12-06-2011, 12:57 PM
If you want to see how much his ukes would cost custom built, just go here: http://www.devineguitars.com/prices-devine-guitars-ukuleles-from-hawaii.html, instead of relying on those ebay listings. By my calculations, you should be able to get one of his ukes, blinged out, for substantially less than 8k, but still not inexpensive. Anyhow, if anyone out there owns a devine, we'd love to hear from you. The sound files with Kimo are awesome, but I'd love to hear others (I think Kimo could probably make a tin can uke sound amazing)

rbeetsme
12-06-2011, 01:29 PM
They are purty and I'm guessing they are good players. Good thing I took the cure.