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Pete Howlett
10-06-2009, 03:26 AM
When I loose the plot it is usually in a sensational way and I have done it with the 5 tenors. Two guys, Neil and Ed, both very similar in voice and to a certain degree appearance ordered ukes at the same time. Can you finish the story? If you can the Neil Murphy tenor is up for grabs for $500 as is plus $25 shipping. It works perfectly, needs a finish slapped on it and tuners, bridge etc but it's your for $500 as is if you can guess what went wrong. Remember it's a near mastergrade koa tenor that would normally sell for $1100... 17" scale, all the usual appoiontments.

And I laughed and laughed when I realised what went wrong...

Sayyadina
10-06-2009, 04:00 AM
The only thing that comes to my mind is that he ordered a soprano or concert and you accidently built a tenor. :confused:
But then again there would be no reason to sell it for half the normal price. So I guess something else went wrong. Anyway I might be interested in that tenor.
Aha I should have watched that 5 tenors video before guessing.
My second and third guesses are you either got the fretboard wrong or the headstock. Got it all covered now.

Timbuck
10-06-2009, 04:18 AM
you got the slotted headstock on the wrong uke....???

HaileISela
10-06-2009, 04:21 AM
twins? did they want to give the Uke to the other one?

paw123los
10-06-2009, 04:23 AM
The only diffrence I see is that on that Neil tenor the fretboard goes a little more over the soundhole.

cornfedgroove
10-06-2009, 04:29 AM
I'm with Timbuck on this one...but I cant imagine why you wouldnt looooooove that slotted headstock, I know I do

Matt Clara
10-06-2009, 05:07 AM
I think the two guys were actually the same guy, with divergent personalities. Kinda like Fight Club.

They likely just changed caps between visits. Not that I'm suggesting Pete's easily confused--he was probably just over-tired...
;)

Pete Howlett
10-06-2009, 05:23 AM
You are right Ken - the slotted one went the wrong way... Slotted guy is fine but its a quick rebuild for the other one.

Timbuck
10-06-2009, 05:29 AM
You are right Ken - the slotted one went the wrong way... Slotted guy is fine but its a quick rebuild for the other one.
Finish it off and hang it on the wall, all ready for Hollesley next year Pete.

Pete Howlett
10-06-2009, 05:47 AM
Not sure about Hollesley...

Timbuck
10-06-2009, 08:26 AM
And I laughed and laughed when I realised what went wrong...

I'll bet you did......Is there a dent in the plasterwork the same shape as your head??. :wallbash:

Pete Howlett
10-06-2009, 08:44 AM
Truly Ken - this sort of thing cracks me up. Can't get annoyed because it is the constant reminder that I have feet of clay, really nice and forgiving clients and that it's not the end of the world...

ukuleG
10-06-2009, 11:37 AM
Truly Ken - this sort of thing cracks me up. Can't get annoyed because it is the constant reminder that I have feet of clay, really nice and forgiving clients and that it's not the end of the world...

yeah thats in 2012.

Milla
10-06-2009, 12:57 PM
I would give my left foot for one of your ukes. My woodworking skills are similar to those of a 3 year old and that ukulele would be doomed if it ever landed, unfinished in my hands. Lol @ the 2012 comment.