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    On the 20.6 "episode" of HMS, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbmQUcvn8Q0&t=3452s, they featured four custom ukes from Pigeon Tree, http://pigeontreecustomukulele.com/.

    5:36 Pigeon Tree “Winter” Cedar Top African Blackwood Tenor
    12:47 Pigeon Tree “Spring” German Spruce Top African Blackwood Tenor
    20:51 Pigeon Tree “Summer” Adirondack Spruce Top African Blackwood Tenor
    27:10 Pigeon Tree “Fall” Toerrefied Spruce Top African Blackwood Tenor

    If you've seen the video that was uploaded 3 days ago, it probably wouldn't surprise you to know that they are all gone. At the price point, it was but a dream, but still I would have loved to own Summer.

    One thing I noticed is the common use of African Blackwood for back/sides. I'm curious as to what other builds might be using this tonewood.

    So... is anyone at UU an owner of one/all of these beauties? Do you have experience with African Blackwood, which I understand is distinct from the Tasmanian wood.
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    It’s not one of the Pigeon Trees, but good_uke_boy posted a NUD of his Adi Spruce/African Blackwood Hive a little over a year ago. Link below. I think he may have posted a YouTube video as well if I’m not mistaken.

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...Blackwood+hive

    He even posted a great rendition of I Still Can’t Say Goodbye by Chet Atkins. It sure sounds lovely to me.

    https://youtu.be/7epRs9IIeh8

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnb128 View Post
    It’s not one of the Pigeon Trees, but good_uke_boy posted a NUD of his Adi Spruce/African Blackwood Hive a little over a year ago. Link below. I think he may have posted a YouTube video as well if I’m not mistaken.

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...Blackwood+hive

    He even posted a great rendition of I Still Can’t Say Goodbye by Chet Atkins. It sure sounds lovely to me.

    https://youtu.be/7epRs9IIeh8
    Cool! Thanks for sharing this! Very similar body shape, which seems to also be similar to the Barron River ukuleles. So much temptation!
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    I picked up Spring

    I had been eyeing Summer as well from HMS's vimeo. When I opened HMS yesterday, I think it was Fall and Spring that were left. As I was thinking about it one sold. That gave me some encouragement to pull the trigger for Spring.

    I had been itching for a new uke and think it will complement my Ko'olau CS Myrtle very well. Can't wait for it to come in. I'll post something once it gets here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtoe View Post
    I picked up Spring

    I had been eyeing Summer as well from HMS's vimeo. When I opened HMS yesterday, I think it was Fall and Spring that were left. As I was thinking about it one sold. That gave me some encouragement to pull the trigger for Spring.

    I had been itching for a new uke and think it will complement my Ko'olau CS Myrtle very well. Can't wait for it to come in. I'll post something once it gets here.
    Well done. Looking forward to your review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtoe View Post
    I picked up Spring

    I had been eyeing Summer as well from HMS's vimeo. When I opened HMS yesterday, I think it was Fall and Spring that were left. As I was thinking about it one sold. That gave me some encouragement to pull the trigger for Spring.

    I had been itching for a new uke and think it will complement my Ko'olau CS Myrtle very well. Can't wait for it to come in. I'll post something once it gets here.
    Huzzah! Can't wait and thanks in advance for sharing with us! (Also congrats on what I'm sure is going to be an awesome uke!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1 View Post
    African Blackwood = Dalbergia melanoxylan rosewood family

    Tasmanian Blackwood = Acacia melanoxylon acacia family

    From the Wood Database:

    African Blackwood:
    Sustainability: African blackwood is listed on CITES appendix II under the genus-wide restriction on all Dalbergia species—which also includes finished products made of the wood. It’s also reported by the IUCN as being near threatened. Technically it doesn’t meet the Red List criteria of a vulnerable or endangered species, but is close to qualifying and/or may qualify in the near future.

    Tasmanian Blackwood
    Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
    Thanks, Bill. I knew they were different but it's good to know about the prospective CITES status for the African Blackwood.
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    Congrats on the African Blackwood uke! I’m still a huge fan of mine.

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    Holy smokes.
    Good lord.
    OMG.
    Geezus.

    I just got goosebumps listening to them being played. I shoulda been a millionaire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    Holy smokes.
    Good lord.
    OMG.
    Geezus.

    I just got goosebumps listening to them being played. I shoulda been a millionaire.
    Yes. I think they are pretty amazing. HMS has been bringing in a lot of really special customs lately. They just uploaded a new Petros about an hour ago. Still, I think these Pigeon Tree ukes really are something.
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