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Ukulele Eddie
04-22-2015, 02:43 PM
I'm sooooo very excited: John Kinnard has started on my large body soprano, which I'm getting through HMS. Of course, HMS is always tops. I've also gotten to know Kevin Beddoe of Kinnard pretty well over the last year and have had the pleasure of playing about 15 of John Kinnard's ukes. I'm a BIG fan of his work and thrilled to finally join the Kinnard owners' group.

This uke is being made with a claro walnut body and western red cedar top. Appointments include herringbone rosette & rear center strip, side sound port, ebony fretboard & bridge, and a shaped fretboard end (instead of straight cut).

A fellow uu'er that I've both sold and bought from is also getting one, though his appointments are somewhat different. It's been fun to compare notes.

Ahhh, May seems like a long wait!

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mkatz
04-22-2015, 06:05 PM
Welcome to the club Eddie, I love my all walnut concert Kinnard!

Mitch

Doc_J
04-22-2015, 06:14 PM
Thanks for the update Eddie! Keep the pictures coming!

Welcome to the Kinnard Family! Love my Kinnard mahogany tenor, as good as it gets!

dkcrown
04-23-2015, 12:27 AM
Congrats Eddie. You are working with three winners. John, Kevin and HMS. What a trifecta!

DownUpDave
04-23-2015, 12:35 AM
Gonna be a beauty, I love westerrn red cedar and walnut. The heribone centre strip in the back is a very classy touch.

sam13
04-23-2015, 06:21 AM
Eddie,

Congrats on the new Uke ... I have recently been bitten by the Kinnard bug ... they are tremendous instruments and I am happy for you to have something so great.

Curious, because I might just want one ... what is a large bodied Soprano ... and do you know if Kinnard would do that model with a Concert neck with radius? Will contact Andrew and HMS ... but thought I would ask.

Ukulele Eddie
04-23-2015, 09:27 AM
Eddie,

Congrats on the new Uke ... I have recently been bitten by the Kinnard bug ... they are tremendous instruments and I am happy for you to have something so great.

Curious, because I might just want one ... what is a large bodied Soprano ... and do you know if Kinnard would do that model with a Concert neck with radius? Will contact Andrew and HMS ... but thought I would ask.



The body is a little deeper and the lower bout a little bigger than a traditional soprano. I also spec'd mine with a 1 1/2 inch fretboard width.

Andrew was so smitten with the first one he saw/played ('hog body / cedar top IIRC), that he bought it and negotiated an exclusive on them:

http://www.theukulelereview.com/2014/11/30/john-s-kinnard-premier-luthier/

Regarding doing one with a concert neck, if John can get the bridge in the right spot, I don't see why he wouldn't do it. I've pinged Kevin to ask him and will update this when I hear back.

Update: No problemo. They could do a concert neck so it would be 15" scale. FYI, the large body soprano is 13 3/4 inch scale, so a tad longer than what is typical.

sam13
04-23-2015, 10:41 AM
Eddie. Thanks, bud.

This sounds really excellent and might just have to get one. I am looking for a really awesome Super Soprano, and I think you have just nailed the magic elixir right there! In an effort to keep this up the charts ... any idea on the wait time for a Kinnard?

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Ukulele Eddie
04-23-2015, 12:00 PM
Eddie. Thanks, bud.

This sounds really excellent and might just have to get one. I am looking for a really awesome Super Soprano, and I think you have just nailed the magic elixir right there! In an effort to keep this up the charts ... any idea on the wait time for a Kinnard?

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Present backlog is 24-26 weeks, so pretty short relative to similarly regarded luthiers. John has also been making 19" tenors for Kimo Hussey, so maybe you should get one to match the super soprano! ;-)

Ukulele Eddie
04-23-2015, 12:17 PM
John doesn't mess around. Body sides bent and joined today...


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CTurner
04-23-2015, 01:24 PM
Excellent choice in ukes! : ) Those of us who have Kinnards love them. I played the prototype soprano and it was really great, a superb sound and the Kinnard playability. The 1 1/2 nut width is an interesting choice and should match up really well with all the other proportions. Congratulations and keep the progress pics coming.

Ukulele Eddie
05-04-2015, 06:05 AM
Some more pics of my in-progress Kinnard build. For those of you eyeing a Kinnard, there is a lovely Series 3 Spruce/Claro Walnut tenor now on HMS. It has walnut neck, too. Looks and sounds great.

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mds725
05-04-2015, 10:18 AM
Congratulations! That ukulele is going to be beautiful. I've gotten to know Kevin pretty well (I haven't met John yet but I hope to sometime soon) and I've been very impressed with Kinnard instruments. There was a walnut tenor at the reno Ukulele Festival this past weekend and it was exquisite. I've signed on for John to build me a tenor guitar. I can hardly wait!

Ukulele Eddie
05-04-2015, 11:43 AM
Congratulations! That ukulele is going to be beautiful. I've gotten to know Kevin pretty well (I haven't met John yet but I hope to sometime soon) and I've been very impressed with Kinnard instruments. There was a walnut tenor at the reno Ukulele Festival this past weekend and it was exquisite. I've signed on for John to build me a tenor guitar. I can hardly wait!

That's awesome. I've played one of John's tenor guitars and it was really fantastic. Look forward to hearing more about your build!

Ukejenny
05-05-2015, 03:34 AM
Really lovely instrument. The herringbone is a great, classy touch.

sam13
05-05-2015, 04:00 AM
I was looking at a Mya Moe ... but I think I am going to have to get one of these Eddie. Thanks for sharing.

billten
05-05-2015, 05:23 AM
I was looking at a Mya Moe ... but I think I am going to have to get one of these Eddie. Thanks for sharing.

I had to choose between these two fine builders and needless to say i went with the Kinnard and since then my Kinnard tenor killed my UAS completely. I can't recommend the whole Kinnard experience enough, from the chatting over the wood choices through the actual build to playing the actual instrument. The only difficult aspect was paying for it :) Very highly recommended...

Bill

BTW Sam, last year i met DUD in TO with my Kinnard tenor and concert and he had a little strum. We met in the parking lot of a Starbucks so it wasn't the best of conditions but he can at least give you his impressions of actually playing one.

DownUpDave
05-05-2015, 05:56 AM
I had to choose between these two fine builders and needless to say i went with the Kinnard and since then my Kinnard tenor killed my UAS completely. I can't recommend the whole Kinnard experience enough, from the chatting over the wood choices through the actual build to playing the actual instrument. The only difficult aspect was paying for it :) Very highly recommended...

Bill

BTW Sam, last year i met DUD in TO with my Kinnard tenor and concert and he had a little strum. We met in the parking lot of a Starbucks so it wasn't the best of conditions but he can at least give you his impressions of actually playing one.

Hey Bill

I have told him about our little get together in the Starbucks parking lot more than a few times. I mean how often does one get to meet a fellow uker that pulls a Kinnard tenor, concert and soprano out of the trunk of his car. Felt like a scene from a very weird but very cool movie. Hope you are keeping well and let me know when you are in Toronto again. The three of us will hook up and play some ukes........even if it is in a Starbucks parking lot.:cool:

Dan Uke
05-05-2015, 10:37 AM
I tried Adnrew's and it's really good!! You're gonna like it!

sam13
05-05-2015, 11:25 AM
Hey Bill

I have told him about our little get together in the Starbucks parking lot more than a few times. I mean how often does one get to might a fellow uker that pulls a Kinnard tenor, concert and soprano out of the trunk of his car. Felt like a scene from a very weird but very cool movie. Hope you are keeping well and let me know when you are in Toronto again. The three of us will hook up and play some ukes........even if it is in a Starbucks parking lot.:cool:

Thanks for sharing Bill. Dave has told me about your Kinnard Collection ... very impressive builder and quality ukuleles.

Next time we will have to hit a busy Starbucks patio and busk for coffee money! LOL

SoloRule
05-05-2015, 04:52 PM
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Thanks for sharing Bill. Dave has told me about your Kinnard Collection ... very impressive builder and quality ukuleles.

Next time we will have to hit a busy Starbucks patio and busk for coffee money! LOL

The best place to do this is unionville main Starbucks
Guarantee audience !
There is Jazz night across the road at the park Thursday night in the summer.

billten
05-06-2015, 12:56 AM
Thanks for sharing Bill. Dave has told me about your Kinnard Collection ... very impressive builder and quality ukuleles.

Next time we will have to hit a busy Starbucks patio and busk for coffee money! LOL

Oh definitely, i am in for that. LOL... We'll have to pick the song carefully though since i can't carry a strumming pattern in a bucket :) :) :0

Ukulele Eddie
05-08-2015, 01:31 PM
Yesterday I had the fortunate pleasure of spending more time with Kevin Beddoe and John Kinnard of Kinnard Ukes. It was a real treat and the added benefit was seeing in person both mine and fellow UU'er Doug's (@dirtiestkidever) large body sopranos. Of course, I got to play another new tenor (I've probably played close to 20 Kinnards now!) and this one is really fabulous! It's Honduran Rosewood that features stunning sapwood. It has a cedar top and sounds fantastic! Has a cool satin finish neck but gloss elsewhere (which I'm now doing on my deep body soprano). So, if you're in the market for a gorgeous tenor, contact them.

Doug and I share strikingly similar preferences in sound & looks and have bought and sold ukes to each other. We independently both choose western red cedar topped claro walnut bodies. We also separately chose our own appointments. The looks differ but seem like they will look fantastic. Some of the pics here are Doug's (his has upgraded koa binding -- a stunning choice -- and does not have a rear strip). And that's me with John. A few more pics in another posting...


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Ukulele Eddie
05-08-2015, 01:40 PM
Here are a few more photos, including both bodies wet down a bit to show the grain. Uh, that would be uke bodies. I'm pretty sure Kevin and John were both dry in this shot. ;-)

John does his own finishes, which takes quite a bit, and then both these beauties will go off to our wonderful friends at HMS before they make their way back to us, so we're probably looking at delivery in the second half of June. The waiting is hard but John is meticulous and I don't mind waiting for something truly special like this.


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dirtiestkidever
05-08-2015, 04:52 PM
Thanks for posting these Eddie. I think they are both turning out great.

It's been incredible watching these builds progress. And man are they both looking beautiful. Sometime when my wife and I are down in LA visiting my parents we'll have to get together and play these two beauties together.

Cheers.

Here are a couple more pics.

Rakelele
05-08-2015, 08:08 PM
Congratulations Eddie and Doug, those will be some of the finest Sopranos ever made!

Ukulele Eddie
05-09-2015, 05:13 AM
Thanks for posting these Eddie. I think they are both turning out great.

It's been incredible watching these builds progress. And man are they both looking beautiful. Sometime when my wife and I are down in LA visiting my parents we'll have to get together and play these two beauties together.

Cheers.

Here are a couple more pics.

Absolutely, Doug!!

Ukulele Eddie
05-13-2015, 10:50 AM
Well folks, the finishing process is underway. I think these pics are just after the initial coat(s):

I'm really pleased with the grain in this wood:
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5467/16984940174_994ea04554_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rSUfY7)

Lovely figured wood, but I'm thinking John needs to work a bit on how he anchors the fretboard. ;-)

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5339/17607464365_1c4deb68f5_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sPURHP)

I like how the edges of the lower bout are slightly darker, almost like a natural sunburst. Also pleased with the curve in the fretboard to follow the soundhole (an appointment I requested):
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5343/17419878060_ea75e176ae_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sxkqRb)

dirtiestkidever
05-13-2015, 11:23 AM
Wow! That uke is looking incredible. It looked great before the finishing process started but it looks significantly better now. Just gorgeous. Again, wow.

sam13
05-13-2015, 12:44 PM
Wow! That uke is looking incredible. It looked great before the finishing process started but it looks significantly better now. Just gorgeous. Again, wow.

I agree with Dirty. That looks really fabulous. Congrats to you and Doug. Looking forward to the final product. Cause I might just have to say to Andrew. Um get me an Eddie SS Kinnard. Lol

Ukulele Eddie
05-13-2015, 12:51 PM
Wow! That uke is looking incredible. It looked great before the finishing process started but it looks significantly better now. Just gorgeous. Again, wow.

Given we have the same wood, I think we done good, man!

Ukulele Eddie
05-13-2015, 12:52 PM
I agree with Dirty. That looks really fabulous. Congrats to you and Doug. Looking forward to the final product. Cause I might just have to say to Andrew. Um get me an Eddie SS Kinnard. Lol


Haha! My own uke model. A legend in my own mind! ;-)

Doc_J
05-13-2015, 01:30 PM
That Claro walnut figure and color on your soprano are exceptionally nice! John's finish will be flawless. It won't be long now Eddie.


Well folks, the finishing process is underway. I think these pics are just after the initial coat(s):

I'm really pleased with the grain in this wood:
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5467/16984940174_994ea04554_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rSUfY7)

Lovely figured wood, but I'm thinking John needs to work a bit on how he anchors the fretboard. ;-)

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5339/17607464365_1c4deb68f5_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sPURHP)

I like how the edges of the lower bout are slightly darker, almost like a natural sunburst. Also pleased with the curve in the fretboard to follow the soundhole (an appointment I requested):
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5343/17419878060_ea75e176ae_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sxkqRb)

MDL
05-13-2015, 03:14 PM
Absolutely beautiful. What wonderful wood.

Hippie Dribble
05-13-2015, 03:19 PM
So amazing Eddie. Geez you must be stoked! Love that body shape.

dirtiestkidever
05-13-2015, 06:39 PM
Just got some pics too. These things are really looking nice. I thought the koa binding was going to be close in color to the walnut. But it actually really stands out beautifully. Really happy with how this is turning out.

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mm stan
05-13-2015, 06:58 PM
Wow that is so beautiful, congratulations I have a walnut Claro and redwood top

coolkayaker1
05-14-2015, 02:52 AM
Most players stray into larger ukuleles--those chest-puffing braggart tenors, those Clapton-sequel baritones, those "Jan Brady" concerts--during their wildly experimental adolescent years, while on an exuberant nylon-stringed, four-chord "high".

But, like a warm homecoming, many will come "back to the egg", the size that kicked off their fascination with the instrument in the first place, the size that defines the sound of the ukulele. Now with experienced fingertips, that once-pesky smaller fretboard becomes, instead, a playground for marching barre chords and seven-fret stretches. Alas, we return to the joyful soprano--a true ukulele.

Why Eddie would want to screw all that up with a jumbo body and side sound port is simply beyond me.

(Kidding! I have not followed a build thread with such interest since, well...ever. Thanks)

Ukulele Eddie
05-17-2015, 04:47 PM
Quick update....Another finish coat applied and the satin finish on the walnut neck looking great to my eyes:

P.S. I can't believe somebody hasn't snatched up the Series 3 walnut slothead tenor on HMS!


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Ukulele Eddie
05-17-2015, 05:05 PM
Most players stray into larger ukuleles--those chest-puffing braggart tenors, those Clapton-sequel baritones, those "Jan Brady" concerts--during their wildly experimental adolescent years, while on an exuberant nylon-stringed, four-chord "high".

But, like a warm homecoming, many will come "back to the egg", the size that kicked off their fascination with the instrument in the first place, the size that defines the sound of the ukulele. Now with experienced fingertips, that once-pesky smaller fretboard becomes, instead, a playground for marching barre chords and seven-fret stretches. Alas, we return to the joyful soprano--a true ukulele.

Why Eddie would want to screw all that up with a jumbo body and side sound port is simply beyond me.

(Kidding! I have not followed a build thread with such interest since, well...ever. Thanks)

You're partly to blame, my friend Steve! You see, it was the MP Ukes large body soprano that I bought from you that made me realize just how awesome a soprano can be. That was a truly special uke. I then passed that onto Doug (@dirtiestkidever) and while I'm happy it's with him as he does it way more justice than I can, I regretted selling it. Funny thing is, he thought for a moment about selling it and offered it back to me as we agreed when I sold it to him. I regretfully informed him I couldn't because I just committed on a Kinnard large body soprano, which then gave him the Kinnard bug and we set off on our journey down the same road.

So, in a way it all starts with you, Steve!

coolkayaker1
05-17-2015, 06:48 PM
You're partly to blamed, my friend Steve! You see, it was the MP Ukes large body soprano that I bought from you that made me realize just how awesome a soprano can be. That was a truly special uke. I then passed that onto Doug (@dirtiestkidever) and while I'm happy it's with him as he does it way more justice than I can, I regretted selling it. Funny thing is, he thought for a moment about selling it and offered it back to me as we agreed when I sold it to him. I regretfully informed him I couldn't because I just committed on a Kinnard large body soprano, which then gave him the Kinnard bug and we set off on our journey down the same road.

So, in a way it all starts with you, Steve!

Dear Eddie et al,

I'm sad to see that you have fallen down the "rabbit hole" of blaming your addiction on a third party--in this case, sweet, innocent me. Like most addictions, an aberrant pairing of parental chromosomes, or some form of genetic mutation (standing too close to the microwave oven while heating Campbell's soup as a child despite your mother's repeated warnings, perhaps), are the likely culprits. Better to pin it all on an innocent friend, or a crummy set of DNA, than to simply fess up that one has the willpower of a size-20 Jenny Craig dropout. ��

But, alas, dear Eddie (and DirtiestKE, and anyone else who I have managed to sully), I confess to my abetting the bankruptcy of others. I am sorry that I (along with Mr Periera) have led you down the primrose path of high-end soprano fandom, a sticky wicket, indeed. May the musty stench of one-thousand vintage Martin soundholes infest my newly-shorn-for-swimsuit-season axillae as punishment for aiding the felony of others. I apologize profusely for any contribution that I have made toward warping your sense of need, away from the sundry brands so common in Guitar Centers and plenty adequate for players of our meager skills, instead pointing all comers toward such high-end, luxury instruments, those as unnecessary as a Hawaiian ukulele souvenir for a thumbless man.

Guilty as charged, your honor. May I be sentenced to rot like spalted mango in the humidified wood storage room of an overseas luthier's sweatshop. I shall sit back there in the damp darkness, sprouting from my Brazilian manscaping a fresh growth of mammalian hair, while eating bananas quietly like some dumb ape.

Ukulele Eddie
05-18-2015, 08:04 AM
...lots of wit removed...

...I shall sit back there in the damp darkness, sprouting from my Brazilian manscaping a fresh growth of mammalian hair..

Steve, you are too witty but this is a disturbing image I can only hope to strike permanently from my mind!

coolkayaker1
05-18-2015, 03:23 PM
Steve, you are too witty but this is a disturbing image I can only hope to strike permanently from my mind!

Sorry for the hirsute humor. And during sherry and Gouda hour, no less.

stevepetergal
05-18-2015, 05:35 PM
Sorry for the hirsute humor. And during sherry and Gouda hour, no less.


Gouda eh? I thought I smelled something.

sam13
05-19-2015, 01:21 PM
Any pictures of this sweet Uke?

Ukulele Eddie
05-19-2015, 08:18 PM
Any pictures of this sweet Uke?

Most recent pics are in post #39, Simon. I should have the finished uke sometimes in June (it will go to HMS upon completion and then back to me).

Ukulele Eddie
05-26-2015, 07:24 AM
They're duh-un! Mine and Doug's deep body sopranos will be shipped to the good folks at HMS this week where his team will do their usual great things and hopefully Corey will show his magic on these two ukes.

Here are a couple of photos. You can really see the satin neck I elected on the second photo:

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7720/18129297371_ed88731e53_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tC2ouB)Kinnard Monnier Soprano_2015-05-23_008 (https://flic.kr/p/tC2ouB)
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7695/18101730976_cfd649652d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tzA6XW)Kinnard Monnier Soprano_2015-05-23_014 (https://flic.kr/p/tzA6XW)

And here are a couple of mine and Doug's together. Each beautiful in its own right:

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7717/18102366226_f90dc7d4bc_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tzDmNw)Kinnard Phanstiel-Monnier Sopranos_2015-05-25_010 (https://flic.kr/p/tzDmNw)
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Ukejenny
05-26-2015, 07:42 AM
All the photos are stunning. Congratulations to both of you!!!

Andy Chen
05-26-2015, 05:42 PM
*Drool* Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. Congrats, Eddie!

sam13
05-27-2015, 12:17 AM
These are fabulous looking Ukuleles. Congrats.

I look forward to hearing them.

iDavid
05-27-2015, 12:55 AM
Hey Look, Kinnard made two more perfect ukes. And guess what, they will sound better than they look. And will even get better with age. I am so jealous!! I have a Kinnard tenor and it is flawless in sound, build, and playability. I would LOVE to get a large body soprano in the future.

CONGRATS!!!

Andy Chen
05-27-2015, 03:31 AM
Man, there sure seems to be lots of love for Kinnard ukes. Hmmm, will it go on my wish list?

UkerDanno
05-27-2015, 03:35 AM
that's gorgeous!

Ukulele Eddie
05-27-2015, 05:33 AM
Thanks, everyone.

@AndyChen, Kinnard should be on your list. They are really special and I for one believe they continue to be underpriced relative to other ukes in their class. I can't believe somebody hasn't snapped up that Series 3 tenor on HMS.

Andy Chen
05-27-2015, 06:20 AM
That Series 3 sounds v good. But it's a little pricey for me now.

NewKid
05-27-2015, 09:29 AM
Why does your Kinnard soprano have to go all the way to Hawaii before coming to you? John knows how to set an instrument up. Seems like an unnecessary step for direct orders.

Ukulele Eddie
05-27-2015, 10:10 AM
Why does your Kinnard soprano have to go all the way to Hawaii before coming to you? John knows how to set an instrument up. Seems like an unnecessary step for direct orders.

HMS has an exclusive on Kinnard sopranos, so it needs to go to them first. I don't mind, really. All my current ukes are from HMS except the Timms (though the UC3 was bought from its first owner about a month after she took delivery). Plus, when they put them up on The Ukulele Site and possibly The Ukulele Review it will benefit both Kinnard and HMS as I believe the extra visibility will result in some more people stepping up for one. That's good for HMS and Kinnard and since I'm a BIG fan of both, I don't mind.

DownUpDave
05-27-2015, 01:40 PM
HMS has an exclusive on Kinnard sopranos, so it needs to go to them first. I don't mind, really. All my current ukes are from HMS except the Timms (though the UC3 was bought from its first owner about a month after she took delivery). Plus, when they put them up on The Ukulele Site and possibly The Ukulele Review it will benefit both Kinnard and HMS as I believe the extra visibility will result in some more people stepping up for one. That's good for HMS and Kinnard and since I'm a BIG fan of both, I don't mind.

Very well said Eddie, more exposure benefits everybody. If Corey plays them and I am sure he will both you guys will have a great video recording of how they can sound. Maybe some Cory mojo will get rubbed into them in the process

iDavid
05-27-2015, 09:55 PM
Man, there sure seems to be lots of love for Kinnard ukes. Hmmm, will it go on my wish list?

Yes, without any doubt... yes. Sell some uke if you need to.

Ukulele Eddie
06-02-2015, 01:25 PM
Sound samples of mine and Doug's Kinnard large body soprano's are up!!!

http://www.theukulelereview.com/

mkatz
06-02-2015, 01:42 PM
I just listened to the sound samples and they sound fabulous! It's got me thinking about adding a soprano.

Mitch

Ukejenny
06-02-2015, 04:31 PM
The sound samples are gorgeous. Wow.

Camsuke
06-02-2015, 04:51 PM
Congratulations guys, these are truly exceptional. Very classy design, beautiful sound quality.

jksk8in
06-03-2015, 04:00 AM
Absolutely stunning in every way! Congrats to you both!

Ukulele Eddie
06-03-2015, 03:15 PM
Thanks everyone. I'm so excited and it was fun to design all the details. Dealing with Kevin and John, and Andrew has been a pleasure. Hope to post my own NUD photos early next week.

For those considering getting one, I think John Kinnard's wait time is still a very reasonable six months. Contact Andrew at HMS to get in the queue!