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Brewerpaul
06-20-2010, 12:09 PM
I just ordered a Tenor Banjolele from Wim van der Leden in Holland:

http://www.banjolele.net/index.html

I wouldn't associate the Banjolele with Holland, but after much looking I decided to give it a shot. Check out the website, pics, sound clips etc. Looks like a heckuva Uke for around $220 USD, including shipping.
Wim has said he'll send me pictures of it's progress, and if he does I'll post them here. He's a really nice guy (and he communicates VERY well in English, BTW).

This instrument is a combined Father's Day and Birthday gift from my wonderful kids. They're step kids, but I couldn't hope for any better ones if they were my natural children. Thanks Kat and Chris, with spouses Vikas and 'Trina. Love you.

Chris Tarman
06-20-2010, 01:42 PM
I saw these a while back. That seems like a REALLY good price. Let us know how it is when it gets to you.

paw123los
06-20-2010, 07:46 PM
I am sure you will be happy with the Wim's banjolele. I love mine and play it a lot. You can see my tenor banjolele in the video on Wim's webpage (the lower one). Now I ordered the banjolele resonator from Wim to improve the sound as I play in a band and need a little more sound power. Wim is a great guy and I highly recommed his instruments.

Brewerpaul
06-24-2010, 03:32 PM
Bumping the post up, with a picture of my Banjolele in progress:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v69/Brewerpaul/PaulBusman1.jpg

Tudorp
06-25-2010, 01:37 AM
Just went to the site. I'm diggin that. Very resorcefull guy. Now, Im gonna have to look into getting me one of those.

ozbcoz
02-28-2011, 11:17 PM
So - you still happy with the Dutch Tenor Uke ? - would you recommend getting the resonator put on at build ?

cheers

Jim