View Full Version : FS New Distson body style concert by Pete Howlett

Pete Howlett
06-28-2014, 11:23 AM
I don't normally offer items for general sale but this is a mercy mission - my bandsaw is dying and I need to sell this in order to replace it :)

It is of course premium curly koa with a 15.125" scale. Built in a Hawaiian style it has loads of volume, comes with a gloss nitro cellulose finish and a Stagg tweed case. Gotoh planetary tuners are fitted as standard.Please contact me for details at pete@petehowlettukulele.com.

Note: This item is located in the UK. Shipping overseas fully insured is around $120. This ensures it gets to you undamaged!

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Jim Hanks
06-28-2014, 12:15 PM
I guess this is one of those "if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it" items. :rolleyes:

06-28-2014, 12:17 PM
Shoot. I thought the price was included in the shipping. :rolleyes:

06-28-2014, 12:18 PM
All kidding aside, that is one beautiful ukulele. Very nice work.

Pete Howlett
06-28-2014, 01:45 PM
Thank you for your comments and playful jests :) Now I have your interest, here is a link (http://www.petehowlettukulele.com/index.php?id=28). Go see :)

06-28-2014, 02:47 PM
Nice! So that's where KPK got their headstock design from?

Pete Howlett
06-28-2014, 02:53 PM
I think we all inspire each other - I first saw a similar shape on some 1930's catalogue guitar back in 1998. As a maker, I'm a bit like a sponge absorbing influences from far and wide, synthesising them and then getting them out of my head into the wood. Never stop designing and refining. These used to have a Lyon and Healey style bridge for instance. Now they have a different one...

Jim Hanks
06-28-2014, 02:56 PM
It's a beauty Pete. For any Yanks interested, xe.com says this is about $1550 total shipped across the pond.