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Vickyl
11-05-2016, 09:53 AM
*****SOLD*****

$2,800 PayPal shipped Cont. USA

Hive Tenor Spruce Top and Rosewood back ukulele. Truly the best instrument I have ever heard or played. Note! Hive tenor ukuleles traditionally have 12 frets to the body.

Includes:

Serial Number 13018
Slight radius fretboard
Sound port
Misi pickup
Reunion Blues case

I am only selling because I find I want the full 14 frets to the body. Otherwise, would definitely keep. Excellent condition.

Ukulele Eddie
11-05-2016, 10:14 AM
Wow, what a deal! Just got my second Hive yesterday or I'd be tempted!

I suggest you consider posting a picture of the back to show the rosewood.

My guess is this will go quickly!!

Vickyl
11-05-2016, 10:23 AM
Thanks Eddie. Yes, I should post a picture of the back!

Mezcalero
11-05-2016, 12:40 PM
Good luck with the sale Vicki!

I'm curious, is there a reason why Hive makes the standard models with only 12 frets to the body, such as tone or other? I wish tenors had 16 frets to the body to make it easier to play the octave up G chord :)

Vickyl
11-05-2016, 01:40 PM
Hey thanks! Yes there are all different ways, tones and sizes! I notice that there are some discussions regarding the different size of fret to the body on Ukulele Underground but don't know for sure why some choose one size over the other. Many experienced luthiers do build with the 12 frets to the body. https://vimeo.com/58660046

Ukulele Eddie
11-05-2016, 01:44 PM
Good luck with the sale Vicki!

I'm curious, is there a reason why Hive makes the standard models with only 12 frets to the body, such as tone or other? I wish tenors had 16 frets to the body to make it easier to play the octave up G chord :)

It places the bridge in the sweet spot for the Hive tenor body size/shape. To me, many tenors with a 14-fret join look like the bridge is above the sweet spot, which is in line with the widest part of the lower bout. Luthiers can modify bracing to compensate. Btw, Hive just started offering a 14-fret neck option. I'm sure Jake will make the tweaks to get the sound he aspires to on all his ukes.

dkcrown
11-05-2016, 02:12 PM
Very rarely do these come up for sale on the secondary market. If I didn't have one on order and in the pipeline, I would be tempted to jump on it myself. Good luck with the sale Vicky.

Vickyl
11-05-2016, 02:59 PM
Thank you!

Mezcalero
11-05-2016, 03:03 PM
It places the bridge in the sweet spot for the Hive tenor body size/shape. To me, many tenors with a 14-fret join look like the bridge is above the sweet spot, which is in line with the widest part of the lower bout. Luthiers can modify bracing to compensate. Btw, Hive just started offering a 14-fret neck option. I'm sure Jake will make the tweaks to get the sound he aspires to on all his ukes.

Thanks for the explanation! I figured there must be a logical reason, and I have read nothing but good things about the Hive brand.

Mattyukaholic
11-05-2016, 11:47 PM
Jake is so good at what he does they all sound great. I have the first 14 fret to body tenor he made and I consider myself very lucky - it's the best ukulele I've ever played. Here's a song I recorded with it:

https://youtu.be/7WoF4p3c60U

If I had the money I'd snap this one up right away. I've asked Jake to make me another to be my re-entrant player.

Cheers,
Matt

DownUpDave
11-06-2016, 01:42 AM
Jake is so good at what he does they all sound great. I have the first 14 fret to body tenor he made and I consider myself very lucky - it's the best ukulele I've ever played. Here's a song I recorded with it:

https://youtu.be/7WoF4p3c60U

If I had the money I'd snap this one up right away. I've asked Jake to make me another to be my re-entrant player.

Cheers,
Matt


Matty you've been holding out on us.....no NUD post or any mention of sometning special coming. I don't know if I should be mad at you or happy for you ;)

Congratulations, your playing was great and that Hive sounded fabulous. Well done my friend

Ukulele Eddie
11-06-2016, 02:43 AM
Matty you've been holding out on us.....no NUD post or any mention of sometning special coming. I don't know if I should be mad at you or happy for you ;)

Congratulations, your playing was great and that Hive sounded fabulous. Well done my friend

I had never heard Marty play -- superb.

Dave, you should grab this!!

tenor madness
11-06-2016, 05:50 AM
Good luck with the sale Vicki!

I'm curious, is there a reason why Hive makes the standard models with only 12 frets to the body, such as tone or other? I wish tenors had 16 frets to the body to make it easier to play the octave up G chord :)

Not to hijack the thread but at least one luthier (Mark Roberts) makes a 16 fret to body model.

Mattyukaholic
11-06-2016, 07:55 AM
I had never heard Marty play -- superb.

Dave, you should grab this!!

Thanks so much guys. The 12 fret to body Hives are equally as amazing as the 14 fret. Whoever gets this uke is going to be a very very lucky person indeed.

Vickyl
11-07-2016, 03:05 AM
Matty, thank you for posting your video. I love it; your music and playing is beautiful. Vicky