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hendulele
10-02-2015, 05:48 AM
Yep, I got it. One of my pals at the local uke jam purchased this one a couple of months ago, brought it to a jam, and let me borrow it for a few songs. :drool:

He buys and sells instruments constantly, and had recently received a custom made uke from his wife when they were honeymooning in Hawaii. He decided to sell the Howlett but contacted me first to check my interest. Well ... DUH!

<total revealing moment>It has Aqulia strings with a wound low G. I'm not wild about them. Don't like the wound string. So I'm switching to D'Addario nylons for now. If those don't work, I'll go either with Worths or Living Waters or ... fishing line.</total revealing moment>

I do plan to post an entry for the Seasons before switching strings. Photos below! :shaka:

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provines
10-02-2015, 05:52 AM
Very nice! Love it!

hollisdwyer
10-02-2015, 05:56 AM
Well, that's damn pretty!

Doc_J
10-02-2015, 08:23 AM
Congrats on the new Howlett. Now where is that sound sample? :)

hendulele
10-02-2015, 09:09 AM
Thanks, all! I recorded this one for the current Season of the Ukulele with the help of my cat Freddy. I'm going to swap the strings now.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqYReQNonJ4

Booli
10-02-2015, 10:26 AM
That's a very nice looking and sounding uke! Looks like Freddy wants to play too :music:

I've always admired Pete's work (from afar).

Given his circumstances, that's likely to become a collector's item.

Thanks for sharing this special instrument with us. :)

hendulele
10-02-2015, 10:41 AM
That's a very nice looking and sounding uke! Looks like Freddy wants to play too :music:

I've always admired Pete's work (from afar).

Given his circumstances, that's likely to become a collector's item.

Thanks for sharing this special instrument with us. :)

Booli, thanks. I'll try to share something a little more, er, musical once the new strings settle.

mds725
10-02-2015, 11:33 AM
Congratulations! That ukulele looks and sounds great!

Doc_J
10-02-2015, 11:41 AM
Thanks for the song. Both you and your new Pete Howlett tenor sound great!

Camsuke
10-02-2015, 11:53 AM
Congratulations Hendulele, great looking & sounding uke!

chuck in ny
10-02-2015, 12:21 PM
some joy going on there..

Pete Howlett
10-09-2015, 11:16 AM
Not get koa like that any more :)