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Thread: New Uke Day: Hive Adirondack Spruce / African Blackwood

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    Default New Uke Day: Hive Adirondack Spruce / African Blackwood

    Hi, UU. I'm excited to report I just received what I expect will be the last ukulele I'll acquire in my lifetime. The instrument was built for me by Jake Maclay of Hive Ukuleles. The specs are:

    * Hornet Model Ukulele
    * African Blackwood / Adirondack Spruce
    * Side Soundport
    * 14 Fret Body Joint
    * Gotoh UPTL Tuners- Gold
    * L.R. BAGGS 5.0 Pickup

    Pictures below. I've had it for a couple of days now. When Jake asked for my reactions, I wrote: "It's perfect. If viewed just as an object it's a work of art. But it's not just an object. It's an instrument that's a cannon when strummed and has voicing with depth and complexity like a fine grand piano. Kind of shockingly good, really."

    I highly recommend Hive Ukes!

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/b8zEgss64KRdiqZ58
    Last edited by good_uke_boy; 01-06-2019 at 10:06 AM.

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    Wow! Congratulations! I can hardly wait to hear it!
    Kathryn

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    It's very pretty. congratulations!
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    Congrats!

    looks amazing

    Quote Originally Posted by good_uke_boy View Post
    Hi, UU. I'm excited to report I just received what I expect will be the last ukulele I'll acquire in my lifetime. The instrument was built for me by Jake Maclay of Hive Ukuleles. The specs are:

    * Hornet Model Ukulele
    * African Blackwood / Adirondack Spruce
    * Side Soundport
    * 14 Fret Body Joint
    * Gotoh UPTL Tuners- Gold
    * L.R. BAGGS 5.0 Pickup

    Pictures below. I've had it for a couple of days now. When Jake asked for my reactions, I wrote: "It's perfect. If viewed just as an object it's a work of art. But it's not just an object. It's an instrument that's a cannon when strummed and has voicing with depth and complexity like a fine grand piano. Kind of shockingly good, really."

    I highly recommend Hive Ukes!

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/b8zEgss64KRdiqZ58

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    I finally got the pictures open ! Itís gorgeous
    What a nice new year gift to yourself
    I look forward to you playing it in the 2019 video
    Congratulations! You deserve it!
    May be you will bring it to Canada when you visit us ?
    Brenda

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    It’s a beauty, congrats!!

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    It's a beauty. Congratulations, Kevin.
    A day without playing uke is a day not well lived.

    Joseph

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    Quote Originally Posted by good_uke_boy View Post
    Hi, UU. I'm excited to report I just received what I expect will be the last ukulele I'll acquire in my lifetime. The instrument was built for me by Jake Maclay of Hive Ukuleles. The specs are:

    * Hornet Model Ukulele
    * African Blackwood / Adirondack Spruce
    * Side Soundport
    * 14 Fret Body Joint
    * Gotoh UPTL Tuners- Gold
    * L.R. BAGGS 5.0 Pickup

    Pictures below. I've had it for a couple of days now. When Jake asked for my reactions, I wrote: "It's perfect. If viewed just as an object it's a work of art. But it's not just an object. It's an instrument that's a cannon when strummed and has voicing with depth and complexity like a fine grand piano. Kind of shockingly good, really."

    I highly recommend Hive Ukes!

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/b8zEgss64KRdiqZ58
    just 2 pics? :-(
    congratulations!!
    how did you go about fixing the spec?
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    Congrats, and welcome to the Hive family!

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    Congratulations Kevin, it is gorgeous, but two pictures........come on buddy we need more ukulele porn then that with a NUD

    To state that this is possibly the last uke you will ever buy means you must be very impressed
    Ukuleles.............yes please !!!!

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