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Pete Howlett
05-16-2011, 10:28 PM
This ought to teach me not to change lacquer suppliers - see photo #6 on ebay: Item number: 280678590412

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p66/PeteHowlett/BE1.jpg

ichadwick
05-17-2011, 01:07 AM
Are those steel or nylon strings?

Pete Howlett
05-17-2011, 02:55 AM
Aquila Nylgut

Pukulele Pete
05-17-2011, 03:04 AM
This is probably a dumb question but.......can't you just respray lacquer over it and the new lacquer will "melt" the old and make it look new again ? By the way, that is a beautiful looking instrument. One more question - why is there one peg in the bridge with a black inlay ?

Pete Howlett
05-17-2011, 03:39 AM
OK Pete... the lacquer is faulty. It has no plasticizer in it and isn't instrument lacquer even though it was sold as such so it will keep crazing.... The 'eyes' in the bridge pins are abalone - that one is clearly avoiding the light!

phiba
05-17-2011, 05:24 PM
Hi Pete. I'm tempted. Is this model semi-acoustic, that is, does the body have a cavity, or is it truly a solid body? The wood is gorgeous! Could you ship to France?
Phil

Nixon
05-18-2011, 12:56 AM
It's semi hollow, just loud enough to practice with but you need an amp to play it with others. I own the original one and it's easily one of my favourite ukes, and its pretty.

Pukulele Pete
05-18-2011, 11:50 AM
OK Pete... the lacquer is faulty. It has no plasticizer in it and isn't instrument lacquer even though it was sold as such so it will keep crazing.... The 'eyes' in the bridge pins are abalone - that one is clearly avoiding the light!
Well........Bob's your Uncle .

ksiegel
05-18-2011, 01:03 PM
I can't find this on eBay - put the item # in the search field, and "item not found". The same for word "Uklectic".

Any better clues where to find it?

-Kurt

mm stan
05-18-2011, 01:38 PM
Aloha Kurt,
Did you try to punch the item number in????

ksiegel
05-19-2011, 05:31 AM
Aloha Kurt,
Did you try to punch the item number in????

About the 5th time I did it, it took - must have been a cut 'n paste issue...

It is a beauty, but well beyond my price range at the moment, unfortunately...

-Kurt

phiba
05-20-2011, 06:25 AM
It seems this one followed me home. Gulp! That makes #5.:o
Phil
SF Bay Area

Nixon
05-21-2011, 07:21 AM
Guessing you bought it Phiba. Hope you enjoy it :)

phiba
05-21-2011, 10:17 AM
Yep, I am really looking forward to playing it. I should say, Nixon, all your favorable reviews played a big role in my choice. That and all of Pete's uklectic build videos - that is impressive stuff!
Phil