PDA

View Full Version : ELEUKE GO-AHEAD :D Ideas?



ytmr
12-26-2010, 12:14 AM
YEAH! My mum finally agreed, and is even going to fund 1/3 of it so I'll probably be able to get an amp and new strings and a strap too :D

Which model should I choose? I'm stuck between:

1. Rosewood 100 series
2. Jazz Cutaway Rosewood
3. Jazz Cutaway Sunburst
4. RH Series

I'm leaning towards the Rosewoods, cause it's cheaper, but the Sunburst looks really cool, and I fancy the RH cause the black one looks really sweet. Basically, I'm indecisive, so any help here?

Oh, and does the Mahogany/Rosewood make any difference? Can't see how it would, since it's solid body right?

kissing
12-26-2010, 12:39 AM
They will all sound pretty much the same. So just pick the one that you like the looks of.
Personally I'd go for something with a cutaway, because I think it's more practical on a solid body electric. High fret access.

elisdad
12-26-2010, 12:49 AM
I bought a concert sun burst jazz cutaway a few weeks ago and I really like it. I like the size of the jazz body, but frankly I think all of the EleUke bodies are nice. Good luck on your decision and let us know what you ended up with.

brucemoffatt
12-26-2010, 01:13 AM
If you can wait a week, ask again. I've got a rosewood 100 series on order, due any day now. I hope to be doing a review of it soon. They look great, don't they.

I'd recommend buying from Mim's Ukes. Check out the deals. Great prices, great to deal with, and see if any extras are thrown in.

Plainsong
12-26-2010, 01:16 AM
I've got the jazz concert too. Musique83 didn't have the cutaway at the time so I got the full body. It's pretty spiffy and it's like I'm some 15th fret junkie anyway. If you want to mimic a traditional uke for practice purposes, it might be best to not have a cutaway.

ytmr
12-26-2010, 02:18 AM
Thanks everyone! I'm probably going to go with the Rosewood 100 series, it has a cutaway too (I think, from pictures it looks like it does), and I kind of like this look better than the f-holes. :D

Mim
12-26-2010, 03:53 AM
Thanks everyone! I'm probably going to go with the Rosewood 100 series, it has a cutaway too (I think, from pictures it looks like it does), and I kind of like this look better than the f-holes. :D

Good choice! Why I like the 100 series cutouts, when you are done playing, you grab it through the hole, lift it over you head, and announce "THANK YOU VERY MUCH SINGAPORE!" Like a proper rock n' roll star! Ha!

... not that I do that every time I play... because I dont... I don't say Singapore... I say Charlotte...

ytmr
12-26-2010, 04:21 AM
Good choice! Why I like the 100 series cutouts, when you are done playing, you grab it through the hole, lift it over you head, and announce "THANK YOU VERY MUCH SINGAPORE!" Like a proper rock n' roll star! Ha!

... not that I do that every time I play... because I dont... I don't say Singapore... I say Charlotte...

Great idea, Mim! ;D

Ingrate
12-26-2010, 09:47 AM
...buy this one!

http://cgi.ebay.com/MIM-Eleuke-Concert-Black-100-Series-Ukulele-Tuner-BStk-/170575109709?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b7119e4d

If you don't, I'm not going to be able to resist it much longer...

jeff

Note: Sadly, I'm not affiliated w/Mim.

jop
12-26-2010, 09:53 AM
I have tried to find my way around the jungle of Eleuke model designations but feel a bit lost. I did figure out the size lettering. T(enor), C(oncert) etc. And I also think I've seen through some of the different woods/finishes: P(alisander), M(ahogany), SU(nburst). The rest I've given up on. Do any of you know any further?

Merry Christmas, Jens

fitncrafty
12-26-2010, 10:02 AM
...buy this one!

http://cgi.ebay.com/MIM-Eleuke-Concert-Black-100-Series-Ukulele-Tuner-BStk-/170575109709?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b7119e4d

If you don't, I'm not going to be able to resist it much longer...

jeff

Note: Sadly, I'm not affiliated w/Mim.

Jeff.. go for it.. I am saving my pennies.. I want the violet concert version...

Mim
12-26-2010, 11:17 AM
I have tried to find my way around the jungle of Eleuke model designations but feel a bit lost. I did figure out the size lettering. T(enor), C(oncert) etc. And I also think I've seen through some of the different woods/finishes: P(alisander), M(ahogany), SU(nburst). The rest I've given up on. Do any of you know any further?

Merry Christmas, Jens

Yes, model numbers are a pain. The first number is usually a series & size number and after the hyphen is the finish.

TC100 (Tenor Cutaway 100 series)
CC100 (Concert Cutaway 100 series)
SC100 (Soprano Cutaway 100 series)
TCJ100 (Tenor Cutaway Jazz)
CCJ100 (Tenor Concert Jazz)
FTCJ100 (Full Body Tenor Jazz)
FCCJ100 (Full Body Concert Jazz)
TCK100 (Tenor Cutaway K Series)
CCK100 (Concert Cutaway K Series)
SCK100 (Soprano Cutaway K Series)
TCP100 (Tenor Pineapple)
CCP100 (Concert Pineapple)
SCP100 (Soprano Pineapple)
SLT (Koa Series Tenor)
SLC (Koa Series Concert)
RH series have been historically written in 3 different ways. For the purpose of this infomation, if there is an RH in there... it is RH Series.

After the Hyphen:

SUHP3 - Sunburst
MBK - Metallic Black
BK - Gloss Black
VT - Violet
PHP3 - Rosewood
MHP3 - Mahogany
BL - Blue
RD - Red
WT - White
MP3 - written after models that are self-explanitory before the hyphen. Suck as SLT-MP3... it is Koa, will not be anything else.

OK, I do not know if I got them all, but this is all I can think of off the top of my head.
Took me a YEAR to learn these... and that is only because I am a dealer and Eleukes are my specialty. The other brands I carry, I am not as knowledgeable without a cheat-sheet :)!

Most dealers and listings though should give the model # and then specify what it all means. Example:

SC100-MBK3: Soprano 100 Series Metallic Black Eleuke
SLT-MP3: Tenor Koa Series Eleuke

That kind of thing.

Good luck!

Mim
12-26-2010, 11:18 AM
...buy this one!

http://cgi.ebay.com/MIM-Eleuke-Concert-Black-100-Series-Ukulele-Tuner-BStk-/170575109709?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b7119e4d

If you don't, I'm not going to be able to resist it much longer...

jeff

Note: Sadly, I'm not affiliated w/Mim.

Haha! I love selling B-stocks. It is a good deal. If you ever have any questions about them you can always e-mail me or give me a call before bidding.

jop
12-26-2010, 11:52 AM
[QUOTE=Mim;561453]Yes, model numbers are a pain.



Thanks a lot. It's a lot clearer to me now. Seems I was on the right track :)

Jens

Mim
12-26-2010, 11:58 AM
[QUOTE=Mim;561453]Yes, model numbers are a pain.



Thanks a lot. It's a lot clearer to me now. Seems I was on the right track :)

Jens

I am impressed you knew as much as you did about it! It took me a bit to get used to it and to be honest I decided to figure them all out when I boo booed an order once, but out of all the ukulele brands I sell, Eleuke's model numbers make the most sense to me. They read like a book in a lot of ways. A very simple code, that when figured out makes a whole lot of sense.

ichadwick
12-26-2010, 01:06 PM
Since the electronics are the same, I'd go with the jazz sunburst.

ADD
12-26-2010, 08:12 PM
Haha! I love selling B-stocks. It is a good deal. If you ever have any questions about them you can always e-mail me or give me a call before bidding.

What are B-stocks? And why aren't there two holes in the red, violet and blue ones since they are 100 series cutaways? I want 2 holes in mine.

fitncrafty
12-27-2010, 12:44 AM
What are B-stocks? And why aren't there two holes in the red, violet and blue ones since they are 100 series cutaways? I want 2 holes in mine.

I was curious about that too... hummm.... What color are you eyeing ADD? Me.. violet all the way....

brucemoffatt
12-27-2010, 01:05 AM
B Stocks are [alegedly] b-grade due to a flaw. Examples, some scratching of the finish coat, a ding in the body work. The price is reduced due to the flaw. The description of the items gives a good run down of the reason for B Stock grading.

fitncrafty
12-27-2010, 01:06 AM
B Stocks are [alegedly] b-grade due to a flaw. Examples, some scratching of the finish coat, a ding in the body work. The price is reduced due to the flaw. The description of the items gives a good run down of the reason for B Stock grading.

Thanks Bruce..

Mim
12-27-2010, 02:23 AM
What are B-stocks? And why aren't there two holes in the red, violet and blue ones since they are 100 series cutaways? I want 2 holes in mine.

If you look, there is a K in the model number. So it is actually K series. Therefore 1 hole. I guess some people just like 1 :). Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason.

And yes, Bruce is right. The B-stock usually is a surfact issue. I have had the finish a little messed up around the frets, or right now i have a few gloss blacks that were not buffed properly. I think they would be great if you wanted to customize an eleuke. You would have a black backfround in which to decorate one with. I have an idea for one, but can't bring myself to keep another one for awhile. I treat myself RARELY!

marymac
12-27-2010, 01:08 PM
B Stocks are [alegedly] b-grade due to a flaw. Examples, some scratching of the finish coat, a ding in the body work. The price is reduced due to the flaw. The description of the items gives a good run down of the reason for B Stock grading.

I bought a metallic black jazz cutaway b-stock a few weeks ago and the flaw is extremely minimal. Definitely read the description but many of the flaws are pretty insignificant and you can save some $$$$. I love the Eleuke, by the way. I feel like a rock star when I plug it into an amp. Unfortunately I don't SOUND like a rock star but the coolness factor of the uke helps make up for it.

Thank you very much Singapore! (and Mim)

ADD
12-27-2010, 06:00 PM
I was curious about that too... hummm.... What color are you eyeing ADD? Me.. violet all the way....

At first I thought the violet then decided the red is just so hot. But really want 2 holes, so rules them out.

musiccityuker
12-29-2010, 02:01 AM
I have a brand new concert size jazz cutaway sunburst (played three times) that I'll sell you... willing to take quite a loss since the sale will partially pave the way for a new uke I have my eyes on! I bought my Eleuke recently but quickly figured out that it wasn't what I was looking for. Sticking with my acoustic ukes. Let me know. ukuleleguy@att.net

ytmr
12-29-2010, 02:13 AM
I have a brand new concert size jazz cutaway sunburst (played three times) that I'll sell you... willing to take quite a loss since the sale will partially pave the way for a new uke I have my eyes on! I bought my Eleuke recently but quickly figured out that it wasn't what I was looking for. Sticking with my acoustic ukes. Let me know. ukuleleguy@att.net

Ah, sorry! I've gotten that exact model, in a tenor size today!

fitncrafty
12-29-2010, 02:33 AM
At first I thought the violet then decided the red is just so hot. But really want 2 holes, so rules them out.

I am pretty sure that the violet comes in a two hole model.. The red is pretty hot too.. I have a red makala dolphin.. (with wonder woman design) so purple for me... Let me know what you decide to get...

marymac
12-29-2010, 05:51 AM
I am pretty sure that the violet comes in a two hole model.. The red is pretty hot too.. I have a red makala dolphin.. (with wonder woman design) so purple for me... Let me know what you decide to get...

ooo - Wonder woman! Good idea. I'm still coming up with a theme for my Dolphin. She needs some stickers...

ItsMrPitchy
12-29-2010, 06:22 AM
The eleukes look really nice, cant wait for your review.

Sanagi
01-03-2011, 05:09 PM
Thomann.de lists a baritone eleuke (http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_eleuke_bcj100_fmh_ukulele.htm). Has anyone seen or heard one of these creatures in the wild? Granted, at that point you're really stretching the border between uke and guitar, but still I'd love to know what it's like.

Mim
01-04-2011, 02:27 AM
Thomann.de lists a baritone eleuke (http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_eleuke_bcj100_fmh_ukulele.htm). Has anyone seen or heard one of these creatures in the wild? Granted, at that point you're really stretching the border between uke and guitar, but still I'd love to know what it's like.

I keep meaning to post about these. I have 4 of them. Had 5, one sold. Need to get them on Ebay quick... but have been so stinkin' busy with the holidays!

But I can tell you this. They are jazz body, flame mahogany finish, and boy are those suckers BEUTIFUL! If you want I will take a few pictures and post them for you! Sah-weet looking ukes! But there ain't much about Eleukes I dont like :) But I had forgotten when I got my first one that I ordered it. I didn't know it was flame mahogany either... I pulled it out of the bag and thought "Oh my gosh! Is this for ME?" Hahaha! No, I had ordered it. Silly Mim!

bottlegreen
01-04-2011, 03:03 AM
I like the 2 cutouts on the 100 series, but I was wondering if they are ever done in a more "stripey" wood. Some of the koas Mim has now are so stinkin' hot I can't stand it, so I'm curious to know if I'll have to choose between stripes and holes.
Maybe this question doesn't belong in this thread, but... could someone help me choose between a concert and a tenor? I have an acoustic concert, and I like it a lot. But I'm wondering if I should try a tenor for electric, or if I should stick with concerts since my hands are small and I'm kinda clumsy. I have a feeling I'll be playing pretty high on the neck and the cutaway will only be for show. I plan to get a soprano with pickup later on, so this will be my big rockstar purchase.

Plainsong
01-04-2011, 12:14 PM
The concert is a little bigger than a standard concert, at least from my limited experience.

Here are two concert ukes. As you can see, the Eleuke is a bit bigger.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5241/5316156990_5dceaed9e7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/apollostowel/5316156990/)

bottlegreen
01-04-2011, 12:41 PM
Wow. I tracked down a pic of a guy holding a tenor and I thought it looked teeny. I almost went for it. Now I'm thinking it might be too much to handle.

marymac
01-04-2011, 01:11 PM
Wow. I tracked down a pic of a guy holding a tenor and I thought it looked teeny. I almost went for it. Now I'm thinking it might be too much to handle.

The thing is, the Eleuke is only about 3/4" thick while the Mainland shown is 2.5-2.75". So the Eleuke has a bigger outline but it has the same scale (approx 15") and doesn't feel any bigger when you hold it.

Plainsong
01-04-2011, 01:49 PM
But it does feel bigger when you hold it!

Is it uncomfy or unplayable? No, but it is bigger and feels bigger.

marymac
01-04-2011, 02:58 PM
Guess it doesn't feel any different to me but I have the concert Eleuke. Maybe the tenor would feel bigger.

ADD
01-04-2011, 03:42 PM
I am pretty sure that the violet comes in a two hole model.. The red is pretty hot too.. I have a red makala dolphin.. (with wonder woman design) so purple for me... Let me know what you decide to get...

Well, needed to use my eBay Bucks Certificate, so got this black one. Figure I can decorate it, paint, stickers, thin etched copper pieces and maybe small silver notes I've made. Can't bring myself to put anything on my wood ukes. So I can have some fun with this one!

fitncrafty
01-04-2011, 04:49 PM
Well, needed to use my eBay Bucks Certificate, so got this black one. Figure I can decorate it, paint, stickers, thin etched copper pieces and maybe small silver notes I've made. Can't bring myself to put anything on my wood ukes. So I can have some fun with this one!

There's no link.. but you got the eleuke?! Awesome. I can't wait to hear how you like it! Please share when you get it decorated too... yeah!

ADD
01-04-2011, 05:34 PM
There's no link.. but you got the eleuke?! Awesome. I can't wait to hear how you like it! Please share when you get it decorated too... yeah!

Go up to post # 13 or 11 or 9. It's the ebay link in red. At least it's still on my computer. Will let you know.