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byjimini
10-27-2011, 09:48 AM
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After swearing blind that I wouldn't buy another uke after I got my Sceptre in August, I saw this and simply had to have it. Is is a tenor? Yes. Is it maple? Yes. That's a purchase, in my book! :D

TBH I'm still after a flame maple tenor uke that isn't made by Kala or Lanikai, seems to be a gap in the market for that one. Looks as if I'll have to save up for a Compass Rose.

Anyways, I absolutely love maple tenor-sized ukes. I like the look, I like the smell and I love the sound. I've checkout out the Eddie Finn website and it doesn't say that this is a laminate, but it also doesn't say if it's solid wood. Anyhow, I heard a rumour that the guy that makes them used to work for Bushman; I bought my Mainland after hearing about Mike working for Bushman and I absolutely adore it so I've high hopes for this one. :D

Anyone got one?

Uke Republic
10-27-2011, 09:56 AM
Spalted maple is beautiful:)
I was told by the Eddy Finn rep that their set up guy worked for Bushman. It is a laminate .
They now have car deodorizers that smell like the sound hole. No joke, they really do and they say Eddy Finn on em!

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After swearing blind that I wouldn't buy another uke after I got my Sceptre in August, I saw this and simply had to have it. Is is a tenor? Yes. Is it maple? Yes. That's a purchase, in my book! :D

TBH I'm still after a flame maple tenor uke that isn't made by Kala or Lanikai, seems to be a gap in the market for that one. Looks as if I'll have to save up for a Compass Rose.

Anyways, I absolutely love maple tenor-sized ukes. I like the look, I like the smell and I love the sound. I've checkout out the Eddie Finn website and it doesn't say that this is a laminate, but it also doesn't say if it's solid wood. Anyhow, I heard a rumour that the guy that makes them used to work for Bushman; I bought my Mainland after hearing about Mike working for Bushman and I absolutely adore it so I've high hopes for this one. :D

Anyone got one?

RichM
10-27-2011, 10:21 AM
I don't know much about Eddie Finn, but I do know that if it doesn't say solid wood, it almost certainly isn't. Not an issue if you like the uke, though; I've played many laminates that sounded really nice.

I will say this, though: if you're saving up for a Compass Rose, you won't be disappointed. Great sounding ukes!

byjimini
10-27-2011, 10:33 AM
Hmm, that's a bugger. I already have a laminate flame maple uke that only cost me 50! I've emailed them to cancel, like you say the Compass Rose's are sweet things.

Ronnie Aloha
10-27-2011, 10:51 AM
Pretty nice splated maple tenor here.

http://www.acousticvibesmusic.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=170_181&products_id=888

byjimini
10-27-2011, 11:12 AM
Aww, thanks for the link, but I was looking for something a little less whacky than that! :)

I emailed the eBay seller and they've been such a great help; they've contacted Eddie Finn and found that it is indeed laminate and will update all their listings, and has refunded me too. Billsmusic on eBay has second-to-none customer service, based on what I've just experience. Absolutely faultless. :)

Leodhas
10-27-2011, 11:25 AM
What's the deal with eddie finn? Are the any good?

Trinimon
10-27-2011, 11:34 AM
Congrats on the new uke! :)

PoiDog
10-27-2011, 12:04 PM
Pretty nice splated maple tenor here.

http://www.acousticvibesmusic.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=170_181&products_id=888

Woah! That was a really nice looking little uke! Love the top-corner puka on it. And very unique in being a cutaway but not electric (at least, it didn't say it was electric). I wonder if that cutaway significantly affected the volume.

Ah well, it's sold anyway.