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Ukulele Eddie
05-09-2015, 10:02 AM
Yesterday my new Hive Hornet Adirondack spruce top / flamed maple body tenor arrived from the wonderful folks at HMS. It is every bit as stunning in person as the photos on The Ukulele Site (http://www.theukulelesite.com/hive-ukulele-hornet-tenor-spruce-maple.html) and The Ukulele Review (http://www.theukulelereview.com/2015/04/17/hive-spruce-maple-tenor/) showed. The sound is really special. The playability is superb.

I've wanted to commit to learning some Low G-specific songs, so I'll leave this one set up Low G for the time being. I'm starting with "Still Can't Say Goodbye" by Chet Atkins (the song Corey played in his demo video).

The Armitage case is really something else. It weighs about 9 lbs (seriously) and is very luxuriously padded and finished. Best feature is the large storage department has screened outlets to let moisture from the humidifier more easily circulate in the case. Still, I tend to prefer Mono Gig bags and will have to see if the Hornet, with its wider bout, will fit in one.

Since "it didn't happen without photos", here (https://flic.kr/s/aHskb6Fo6v) is a link to my Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskb6Fo6v.

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/132994836@N07/17459888892" title="Hive Hornet by Eddie Paletti, on Flickr"><img src="https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7730/17459888892_e2f14357e2_z.jpg" width="480" height="640" alt="Hive Hornet"></a>

Now, back to adoring this special uke!

Have a great day!!

Booli
05-09-2015, 10:20 AM
WOW! That looks and sounds AMAZING!!! :drool:

Congrats on the new baby!

Cornfield
05-09-2015, 10:24 AM
Very pretty. I've always liked the quilted maple resonators from Mya-Moe. Never have seen an acoustic one with it though. Fantastic tone.

DownUpDave
05-09-2015, 10:36 AM
Outstanding instrument Eddie. I love the maple used...............and everything else about it, congratulations

sam13
05-09-2015, 03:42 PM
Wow. This Uke is really wonderful. The tone is lovely, and Jake makes fabulous instruments. Congratulations with another splendid purchase ... you have some wonderful instruments.

katysax
05-09-2015, 04:07 PM
Beautiful! Enjoy it Eddie.

Eddie I know your wife wants you to limit the number of ukes. Which one are you going to get rid of. Are you still enjoying the Collings Doghair?

Ukulele Eddie
05-09-2015, 04:22 PM
Thanks, All!

@katysax, I've wiggled my way up to 3 with a fourth in site. ;-) I'll be selling a new Ken Timms I bought on a whim. It probably has literally 15 minutes play time on it. Lovely, just too loud for me and I it won't be played with everything I have now. And, yes, I still love the Doghair UT2. It's a very nice complement to the Hive. One black, one light, one re-entrant, one linear, etc. ;-)

hawaii 50
05-09-2015, 04:24 PM
Nice Eddie...congrats...Jake's ukes have great tone...and the builds are perfect...

Ukulele Eddie
05-09-2015, 04:56 PM
I figured it out how to link to the photos on Flickr using BB Code. I'll just post three but you can click on the album in the OP to see more.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7730/17459888892_e2f14357e2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sASuF7)Hive Hornet (https://flic.kr/p/sASuF7) by Eddie Paletti (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132994836@N07/)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8857/16841622423_291ca108aa_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rEeHAp)Hive Hornet (https://flic.kr/p/rEeHAp) by Eddie Paletti (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132994836@N07/)
(https://flic.kr/p/sASuF7)
Hive Hornet (https://flic.kr/p/sASuF7) by Eddie Paletti (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132994836@N07/)

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7690/17274333160_5cb873c633_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/sjttqm)Hive Hornet (https://flic.kr/p/sjttqm) by Eddie Paletti (https://www.flickr.com/photos/132994836@N07/)

sam13
05-09-2015, 05:04 PM
Hey Eddie ... what strings are on this ... I am looking to change up a few pairs and thought these sounded great (but almost anything would sound awesome on this uke) ... thanks.

Simon

Ukejenny
05-09-2015, 05:31 PM
Lovely!!!!!!!!

Rakelele
05-09-2015, 08:31 PM
Congratulations, Eddie! From what I could tell from the sound samples, your Hive is among the best I've ever heard. Looking forward to read more about your Kinnard Soprano as well...

coolcow
05-09-2015, 09:02 PM
Congraz on a new addition member to your collection.

Andy Chen
05-10-2015, 02:41 PM
Congrats, Eddie! A more beautiful looking and sounding uke couldn't have gone to a nicer guy.

Nickie
05-10-2015, 02:55 PM
Wow, simply tasty....congratulations, Eddie.....

Ukulele Eddie
05-11-2015, 10:24 AM
Hey Eddie ... what strings are on this ... I am looking to change up a few pairs and thought these sounded great (but almost anything would sound awesome on this uke) ... thanks.

Simon

I actually had to contact Jake because I didn't know. He informed me It came with Oasis "bright" Low G. I quite like them on this uke!

dirtiestkidever
05-11-2015, 10:29 AM
I actually had to contact Jake because I didn't know. He informed me It came with Oasis "bright" Low G. I quite like them on this uke!

Interesting. That is about the warmest (and best) sounding ukulele I have ever heard. Maybe I don't fully understand the term 'bright'. Incredible ukulele by the way. Thanks for posting the pics.