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Pete Howlett
01-11-2011, 01:54 AM
My design built by aNueNue. Lovely tone and depth - just as it should be. Make a line because these are going to be limited to less that 100 I believe...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi4wls8ddms

ukeeku
01-11-2011, 02:10 AM
I saw this and thought "how cool, but how do I play it?" Still excited to see it.

Gmoney
01-11-2011, 03:38 AM
Congratulations! Sounds lovely - those extra bass strings add so much depth!

Lori
01-11-2011, 05:39 AM
Loving the Harp Ukulele! Is that a tenor size? How much are they going for? I expect they have to come with a case too. I remember when you were posting the plans for the early prototypes. Very exciting.

–Lori

Michael Smith
01-11-2011, 08:33 AM
What a sweat sound. Very Very Nice.

thehappyukulele
01-13-2011, 05:52 PM
That is really wild looking. And hey, a UkeLeash would still work just fine. ; )

Vic D
01-13-2011, 07:31 PM
I'd love to have one of these. What a remarkable instrument.

Pete Howlett
01-13-2011, 11:25 PM
I'm not sure where aNueue are going with this project - we have exchanged mails and they have use of the plans; apart from producing the prototype, that is as far as they have gone.

The difficulty this company has is that it works as a 'wholesaler' and does not deal directly with retailers. They also have no 'on-line' shop. Bearing in mind the limited market for such an instrument I am not sure how they are going to distribute them - if they cannot resolve the issue I will seek to act as the sole distributor for these since I have confered the license to build to them.

In my days of making harp guitars I was amazed at the purity of the tone of these instruments and the clarity/bell-like sound of notes played passed the 2nd harmonic. When I built my prototype the same clarity was in the tenor harpuke. It is truly a fingerstyle instrument that lends itself to the lyrical style that harp-style instruments ellicit from performers. I am particularly impressed with aNueNue's build and tone. If you see this IRL (I haven't received mine for appraisal yet) please review here.

ksquine
01-15-2011, 02:35 AM
Sounds really nice. I hope you can work out the business side with them. Harp ukes may be a small slice of the uke market...but the uke market is much bigger than it used to be. I'm sure quite a few of these would find a nice home.