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Pippin
05-14-2011, 04:45 AM
I have assembled the Wolfelele tenor uke kit (Last night), finished it this morning... and strung 'er up.

Here are a couple of pics...

http://www.tricornpublications.com/images/wolf1small.jpg

http://www.tricornpublications.com/images/wolf_small.jpg

The kit was very easy to assemble, virtually idiot-proof. The GHS strings don't sound bad on the finished model. It is coated with matte Krylon Spray clear-coat. I will have a video teaser later. The review of the kit and lots of pics will be in the coming issue of Ukulele Player.

This was a fun little project.

Mandarb
05-14-2011, 04:47 AM
Wow - that was quick. Look forward to a sound sample.

Hippie Dribble
05-14-2011, 04:52 AM
Can you tell us at what price the kit retails at Mickey?

Pippin
05-14-2011, 04:58 AM
Can you tell us at what price the kit retails at Mickey?

$99 plus shipping. I will have all the contact information in the next issue. This is really a great project for people that want to teach music to kids and give them a uke that they can build, too. I love the concept and that is the thrust of Wolf's marketing on this. Wolf is his actual name. He is a world-famous harpsichord maker.

Hippie Dribble
05-14-2011, 05:07 AM
Mmmmmm, sounds fantastic to me. I'll very much look forward to reading more about it in Ukulele Player next issue mate. Thanks.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-14-2011, 06:50 AM
Wow, I love that case! A bit bulky but well protected.

Pippin
05-14-2011, 06:59 AM
Wow, I love that case! A bit bulky but well protected.

Inside the steamer case are fly tying materials... exotic feathers from around the world. I am well-known in the fly fishing scene as a fly tyer and have written a book on the subject. I have taught fly tying all across the USA in shows, and that trunk holds all the supplies.

mm stan
05-14-2011, 09:08 AM
Aloha Mickey,
Does it come with any internal bracing...

Pippin
05-14-2011, 12:37 PM
Aloha Mickey,
Does it come with any internal bracing...

Stan, it doesn't need it. The top and back are plenty rigid enough because the laminate is about 1/8 inch thick and it is birch. The grain on the surface runs the length of the body.

I posted the video in the LINKS section here...

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?46974-The-Tenor-Wolfelele-Uke-Kit-Teaser-Review

v30
05-14-2011, 03:20 PM
Wow it sounds pretty darn good!

ichadwick
05-15-2011, 12:45 PM
Design seems based on Chalmers Doane's Northern Ukulele...