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Pete Howlett
10-15-2018, 08:57 AM
This is a 'parallel' build tenor that I made last week in tandem with my student (he has one similar at a cost of 1100 for five and one half days one-to-one tuition). It is in AAA koa that displays a 'natural' sunburst colour against the backdrop of a regular curly figure. Using a new back taper and radius of 8' and with lighter tone bars, this simple, elegant, understated tenor sings like a nightingale with the sustain of a Steinway. It is numbered 893, is finished in a semi matt nitrocellulose and has a passive, under-the-saddle pickup. Open backed quality nickle-plated tuners and a set of Worth strings is going to set you back 1495. British built and set up with a smooth action, at this price and hand built by me, it will give all imported K brands a run for their money!

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Jerryc41
10-16-2018, 01:17 AM
Beautiful! I like the clean fretboard and the headstock design.

Bill Sheehan
10-21-2018, 03:45 AM
Goodness, that is so beautiful! And one can easily imagine it would be hard to put it down once you pick it up!

AmyDee
10-21-2018, 08:31 AM
Stunningly beautiful. I have a Pete Howlett boat paddle soprano and can attest to the quality of his work.

steveholt
10-22-2018, 12:06 AM
Stunningly beautiful. I have a Pete Howlett boat paddle soprano and can attest to the quality of his work.

Thats pretty much the instrument i want. I think Pete is making some soon.

How does yours sound??

Pete Howlett
10-22-2018, 03:39 PM
One on the bench right now....

kaizersoza
10-23-2018, 07:17 AM
I have a tenor marmite cherry wood and its a fantastic instrument, wish I could afford this one

Counter
10-24-2018, 09:19 AM
I have a tenor marmite cherry wood and its a fantastic instrument, wish I could afford this one

Wow, are those still in production?