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Hippie Dribble
10-20-2010, 08:17 PM
howdy all,

I know there are many Mainland flag flyers on the UU, but does anyone own a Honeybee soprano?

Can't seem to find them listed anymore for sale on the mainland site...don't they make them anymore? If not, is there a reason...what is the difference between the honeybee and the standard mahogany Mainland soprano? :confused:

I bought one about 18months ago, and I was thinking of buying one as a gift for a family member...really like the sweet, bright sound and pretty loud to boot...real punchy

thanks much for any help. eugene

Lexxy
10-20-2010, 08:30 PM
I think Nuprin has one! Stumbled upon his old video and noticed he has one.

mm stan
10-20-2010, 08:52 PM
Aloha eugene,
Never heard of a Honey bee,,,hmmmm wonder what's
the buzz on them??? pardon the pun..he he MM Stan..
Do they have a wonderful tone? jus wondering....

beergeek
10-20-2010, 09:25 PM
howdy all,

I know there are many Mainland flag flyers on the UU, but does anyone own a Honeybee soprano?

Can't seem to find them listed anymore for sale on the mainland site...don't they make them anymore? If not, is there a reason...what is the difference between the honeybee and the standard mahogany Mainland soprano? :confused:

I bought one about 18months ago, and I was thinking of buying one as a gift for a family member...really like the sweet, bright sound and pretty loud to boot...real punchy

thanks much for any help. eugene

Last I heard, Mike had a few seconds of these lying around...apparently, the people making them weren't real consistent.

Gmoney
10-21-2010, 02:59 AM
howdy all, I know there are many Mainland flag flyers on the UU, but does anyone own a Honeybee soprano?


Got one here - I begged Mike of Mainland to resurrect one from his dwindling stash of seconds (or thirds as this pile might now be termed). He picked out a couple, set up the best of the lot & gave me a good deal to boot. It's interesting that even the seconds of the Honeybee's don't turn up on the used marketplace. I've seen two others w/friends in Atlanta - one clearly labeled as a numbered prototype. Great little uke. I'd guess that a current model Soprano w/pickup would be an equivalent.

Give Mike a call at Mainland - perhaps he still has a few stashed away that he will be willing to let go...

Nuprin
10-21-2010, 04:10 AM
I think Nuprin has one! Stumbled upon his old video and noticed he has one.

Sorry, sold mine about a year ago. From what I remember, the Honeybees were quite similar to the Mainland mahogany sopranos except they were lighter in color and only came in a matte finish.

southcoastukes
10-21-2010, 05:01 AM
Obviously, you'all are not from the "South Coast".

The Honeybees are here (http://www.nba.com/hornets/dance/1011hb_squad_1.html)!

marymac
10-21-2010, 06:12 PM
Yike - I could have done without that.

TCK
10-21-2010, 07:33 PM
Yike - I could have done without that.
Yeah- that was a bit rough. Those poor gals all need a good southern meal STAT!