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Nixon
02-25-2011, 07:13 AM
My ebay bidding finger slipped and I'm now the proud owner of a Pete Howlett solidbody tenor http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170605299391&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_500wt_1156

Worst bit is I already ordered a tenor off him a month ago:p

dkcrown
02-25-2011, 07:39 AM
Ooooh, the dreaded twitching ebay finger. Congrats and enjoy

Nixon
02-25-2011, 07:43 AM
Thanks, I'm sure I will :)

joeybug
02-25-2011, 07:54 AM
Congrats! Enjoy the new Uke! My eBay finger nearly slipped on a 70 eleuke the other day, but I talked myself out of it!

dnewton2
02-25-2011, 08:02 AM
I did that once on a Howlett Concert Solidbody. I did not have one ordered though, I just put in a low bid and no one else bid. That one has a unique shape though, congrats.

Teek
02-25-2011, 09:10 AM
Oh ho! So that was you that got it! Loved the look of that one. Congrats and enjoy, and a sound clip at some point would be sweet.

tjomball
02-25-2011, 10:37 AM
Congrats! Enjoy the new Uke! My eBay finger nearly slipped on a 70 eleuke the other day, but I talked myself out of it!

I had a fingerslip on Thomann.de . Ended up with a tenor Eleuke. I'm sooooo happy with it. It's brought me lot's o joy..
Best part is it sounds frickin awesome through my Roland amp. You should try one out. It's a different beast compared to acoustic ones. Personally I'll hang on to it for a long time.

Nixon
02-25-2011, 10:43 AM
Mines going to be blasting out an old Vox AC30. My ears will be bleeding this weekend :D

mm stan
02-25-2011, 11:47 AM
Aloha Nixon,
Congrats on the score...being bad is good when it pertains to aquiring ukes...Have fun and enjoy...Happy Strummings, MM Stan

Nixon
02-25-2011, 12:03 PM
Found a video of it done by Pete himself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvhQXdF2yow&feature=player_embedded

ADD
02-25-2011, 08:42 PM
My ebay bidding finger slipped and I'm now the proud owner of a Pete Howlett solidbody tenor http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170605299391&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_500wt_1156

Worst bit is I already ordered a tenor off him a month ago:p

Is the other one a solid body too?

Nixon
02-25-2011, 09:38 PM
Its an acoustic, you can see it here (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?41506-Andaman-Padauk). Going to be a while until its finished though :(

ADD
02-25-2011, 11:21 PM
It'll be a beauty. And you need and want both, right? Be happy Pete made something that you loved and can play until your acoustic is ready. What was neat about Pete's video is how with eyes closed you would never believe that was the same instrument playing. Have fun with it.

Nixon
02-25-2011, 11:53 PM
Don't need but definately want both ;) They'll be the perfect upgrades to my laminate Ashbury. As much as I love it, its now holding me back.

joeybug
02-26-2011, 12:34 AM
Don't need but definately want both ;) They'll be the perfect upgrades to my laminate Ashbury. As much as I love it, its now holding me back.

I just did a post on "Greed" and "Pride" for a photography challenge comm I'm a member of and the subject of both was Ukuleles, that's the not so need bit of information...I do agree though that as much as I love playing Astrid, Lilo and Rhea, they are laminate and the sound I get from Hoa is that much better and feels like I'm earning it the more I learn on her, so I'm familiar with the sentiment!

I think I'm gonna start a fund for my own Eleuke and then a custom and maybe a poiple flea, if I can find all three in the UK!

tjomball
02-26-2011, 03:26 AM
I think I'm gonna start a fund for my own Eleuke and then a custom and maybe a poiple flea, if I can find all three in the UK!

I would strongly recommend thomann.de for the Eleuke. It will be Harley Benton branded. But it's still an Eleuke. Same shape, same electronics. Same instrument.

joeybug
02-26-2011, 03:28 AM
I would strongly recommend thomann.de for the Eleuke. It will be Harley Benton branded. But it's still an Eleuke. Same shape, same electronics. Same instrument.

I spoke to a dealer in the UK and since I'd have to pay 20% VAT on anything imported it's cheaper to go with a different option! Thanks for the info though!

Nixon
02-26-2011, 05:49 AM
If you're looking for an eleuke, Kris from ukulelecosmos is selling one http://www.ukulelecosmos.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=19838

joeybug
02-26-2011, 05:52 AM
If you're looking for an eleuke, Kris from ukulelecosmos is selling one http://www.ukulelecosmos.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=19838

Naa, I don't have the funds RIGHT now, and I think I'm sold on the Tanglewood...thanks for the link though!

Plainsong
02-26-2011, 06:23 AM
But this price _includes_ VAT... http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_eleuke_ccj100suhp_ukulele.htm

joeybug
02-26-2011, 07:08 AM
But this price _includes_ VAT... http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_eleuke_ccj100suhp_ukulele.htm

Ah right..thanks for the info, thought I'd be hit once it was imported...

HornedOne
02-26-2011, 07:42 AM
thomann is a european based music store so you don't get hit with customs got to love the eu XD

joeybug
02-26-2011, 09:43 AM
thomann is a european based music store so you don't get hit with customs got to love the eu XD

You learn something new everyday...I'll bear that in mind in future!