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I saw another owners club thread and thought it'd be fun to gather up us Rebel owners! Do you have a Rebel you'd like to share? Your favorite version they made? Have an old Quark variant or something from the "King" series? Let's see it!
 
I saw another owners club thread and thought it'd be fun to gather up us Rebel owners! Do you have a Rebel you'd like to share? Your favorite version they made? Have an old Quark variant or something from the "King" series? Let's see it!

Hi everyone I m Yo from the Rebel team
Nice to meet you all and thank you for your kindly support us
and Teddy set up this thread

If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, ideas
I would like to hear from you. And I do appreciated to help

Hope this comments not distracted you out of the topic

But if I may joining this topic

I ll choose the Alchemist model because, it's how we started doing something
imaginary and might be too strange for many peoples it's starting from the idea that
I can't choose between the sound of spruce or mahogany so I ended up combined it together
To kept the character of both wood tone and that's remind me how we entered into the ukulele world
And bring us to meet many great peoples and opportunity 😊

It's too far from perfect but we do learned a lot from this boy
that paving the ways to do it better.
 
I ll choose the Alchemist model because, it's how we started doing something
imaginary and might be too strange for many peoples it's starting from the idea that
I can't choose between the sound of spruce or mahogany so I ended up combined it together
To kept the character of both wood tone and that's remind me how we entered into the ukulele world
It's such a neat idea! Innovation in building is so intriguing. Not everyone likes the results, but I am so thankful that you and your team take the path of experimentation to explore options different than traditional and well known. How else can we make discoveries if not through exploration?
 
Ah Yo, we have another reason to welcome you! We're always thrilled to see builders participate in the UU forums!
Hello Tim thankyou for warm welcome the community here is awesome i learned a lot of things glad to joined here

It's such a neat idea! Innovation in building is so intriguing. Not everyone likes the results, but I am so thankful that you and your team take the path of experimentation to explore options different than traditional and well known. How else can we make discoveries if not through exploration?
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Sure please feel free to asked. :)

In the past few year, i don't have much time to communicated or posting on social media much
due to a lot of things happened. and don't have much confident about my work much so it's take quite sometimes to cracked it up

but since i found you guys in this community I think it's would be better to talked to you directly in here and got the feedback
to improve and learned.

Actually, I m just finished digging into my hard drive and found the picture that i never posted lol

Please keep in mind that i m not much good in English and all of my knowledge is still limited
all i had learned is just from my experienced and humble thought so it's just my point of view and some might be biased

The rebel logo is an origami bird for a reason

1. the bird is represent the freedom to go anywhere without any boundaries to blocked it.
they leaned how to fly by evolution their species for generation to generation until one day the owned the sky

2. paper is like a represent human creativity we earned knowledge by passing through the paper in book and once it was folding into the shape it as an origami it's can be anything that you may think of no language blocked to the universal shape that we clearly understand

3. The story of One thousand origami cranes of the little girls grant the wish it's so touching me about the wish created by the good feeling to wishing well and it's become the cultured

so i take this symbol to put it on the headstock and if you noticed not all the same model got the same color wood of origami bird it's kinda small gimmick that we hide it

The copy "Beyond Natural Selection" I twisted the theory of Charles Darwin on natural selection to be something more cuz we selected by our own hand toward the many experiment and failure the next one gonna be more way better even a little by little.

so this is a concept and method that i interpret into the work flow but due to the work is involved many peoples and factor so it's take quite sometimes to push the ideas that need to push to team and believed also accept all the bad result that might happened

to be honest it's a hard way and take a lot of time to prove
since we didn't come from the mainland or Hawaii so
it's always started from the bottom that got a perception of cheap and fancy ukulele
nothing else to worth a strum


sorry that i wrote such a long post
 
Forget to mention that JulyBangkok also one of the team and if you guys want to know more on the process of the difference in each series and model please let me know

I ll come back and post more :)
Thank you
 

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I saw another owners club thread and thought it'd be fun to gather up us Rebel owners! Do you have a Rebel you'd like to share? Your favorite version they made? Have an old Quark variant or something from the "King" series? Let's see it!
Thank you Teddy for making this thread. I am really happy to learn more from this community.
Please give us more feedbacks, we will try to make more better ukuleles.

For me, I love all the model of Rebel Ukulele, but if I have to choose one. I will pick the Cedar top, Livingston. The sound is warm and melodic.
The design and the ornaments are about right not too much and not too less. And the concept is about the Jonathan Livingston: Seagull, "A Bird" which is the Rebel's Logo and also my nickname. So I am quite biased to this one. :LOL:
 
Hello Tim thankyou for warm welcome the community here is awesome i learned a lot of things glad to joined here


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Sure please feel free to asked. :)

In the past few year, i don't have much time to communicated or posting on social media much
due to a lot of things happened. and don't have much confident about my work much so it's take quite sometimes to cracked it up

but since i found you guys in this community I think it's would be better to talked to you directly in here and got the feedback
to improve and learned.

Actually, I m just finished digging into my hard drive and found the picture that i never posted lol

Please keep in mind that i m not much good in English and all of my knowledge is still limited
all i had learned is just from my experienced and humble thought so it's just my point of view and some might be biased

The rebel logo is an origami bird for a reason

1. the bird is represent the freedom to go anywhere without any boundaries to blocked it.
they leaned how to fly by evolution their species for generation to generation until one day the owned the sky

2. paper is like a represent human creativity we earned knowledge by passing through the paper in book and once it was folding into the shape it as an origami it's can be anything that you may think of no language blocked to the universal shape that we clearly understand

3. The story of One thousand origami cranes of the little girls grant the wish it's so touching me about the wish created by the good feeling to wishing well and it's become the cultured

so i take this symbol to put it on the headstock and if you noticed not all the same model got the same color wood of origami bird it's kinda small gimmick that we hide it

The copy "Beyond Natural Selection" I twisted the theory of Charles Darwin on natural selection to be something more cuz we selected by our own hand toward the many experiment and failure the next one gonna be more way better even a little by little.

so this is a concept and method that i interpret into the work flow but due to the work is involved many peoples and factor so it's take quite sometimes to push the ideas that need to push to team and believed also accept all the bad result that might happened

to be honest it's a hard way and take a lot of time to prove
since we didn't come from the mainland or Hawaii so
it's always started from the bottom that got a perception of cheap and fancy ukulele
nothing else to worth a strum


sorry that i wrote such a long post
Thank you for your wonderful introduction to the Rebel background.
 
Hello Yo & July Bangkok,

Thanks for joining our group. We love to hear about the process of designing and building our favorite instruments. Your insights are fascinating.

I have been intrigued by your company since I first saw the N.E.O. listed on TUS (The Ukulele Site). They were innovative, unique and sounded terrific. And they sold very quickly. Not to mention Baz' review of the Quark tenor. Which I really like.

I also loved the Pluto design. I was too slow to buy that as well. Timing is everything.

Your custom designs are beautiful. And someday, I may be able to acquire one.

In the meantime, I am content to play my The Rebel Mango Tenor Double Creme / Matte 1-Series (what a name). It's a joy to play. With a very high "fun" factor. I think it sounds and plays way above it's cost.

I really admire your organizaton's philosophy of pushing the boundaries while also making terrific, affordable, lovely, more conventional ukuleles.
 
Hello Yo & July Bangkok,

Thanks for joining our group. We love to hear about the process of designing and building our favorite instruments. Your insights are fascinating.

I have been intrigued by your company since I first saw the N.E.O. listed on TUS (The Ukulele Site). They were innovative, unique and sounded terrific. And they sold very quickly. Not to mention Baz' review of the Quark tenor. Which I really like.

I also loved the Pluto design. I was too slow to buy that as well. Timing is everything.

Your custom designs are beautiful. And someday, I may be able to acquire one.

In the meantime, I am content to play my The Rebel Mango Tenor Double Creme / Matte 1-Series (what a name). It's a joy to play. With a very high "fun" factor. I think it sounds and plays way above it's cost.

I really admire your organizaton's philosophy of pushing the boundaries while also making terrific, affordable, lovely, more conventional ukuleles.
I have missed buyers regret on a few other models as well.
 
Forget to mention that JulyBangkok also one of the team and if you guys want to know more on the process of the difference in each series and model please let me know

I ll come back and post more :)
Thank you
Thanks Yo. Earlier this year an ukulele friend visited Thailand and I suggested she visit Rebel factory and maybe buy uke there at Thai price. Though I was not sure if the factory can actually be visited and if there is a showroom with ukes to buy. So is this possible?
 
Hello Yo & July Bangkok,

Thanks for joining our group. We love to hear about the process of designing and building our favorite instruments. Your insights are fascinating.

I have been intrigued by your company since I first saw the N.E.O. listed on TUS (The Ukulele Site). They were innovative, unique and sounded terrific. And they sold very quickly. Not to mention Baz' review of the Quark tenor. Which I really like.

I also loved the Pluto design. I was too slow to buy that as well. Timing is everything.

Your custom designs are beautiful. And someday, I may be able to acquire one.

In the meantime, I am content to play my The Rebel Mango Tenor Double Creme / Matte 1-Series (what a name). It's a joy to play. With a very high "fun" factor. I think it sounds and plays way above it's cost.

I really admire your organizaton's philosophy of pushing the boundaries while also making terrific, affordable, lovely, more conventional ukuleles.

Hello Kenn2018 thank you for having us too. and noticed our team from the other side of the world!!?

wow you saw since the n.e.o (Not even original) that was an early stage of us.
Back in 2016 but i still feel like it only yesterday (time flies) lol

TUS (the ukulele site) always a very good place to visited it was like heaven for the ukulele lover
saw a lot of legendary ukuleles out there. also the professional works from them we met Andrew and Corey in NAMM Show 2015
such an awesome energetic guy.

But since NAMM was like a Disney land for me so i spend all the time visiting every hall and boots playing an instrument as much as i can
like a kid in the toys store .so when i m back to booth i can only say hi and just a small talk😢

2016 was a memorable year especially for me. so many things happened at this period start from
The Alchemist, The Livingston, Supernormal, and Elysium too (sketch) but we finished it on 2017

To be honest my first ideas was i just want to make a ukulele for myself 😆
the sound that i want to hear and playing. so i started to research and come up with the 4 types that i want to make

1. a mixed of wood tone
2. a luxury traditional
3. a minimal simple one
4. a new material that never used before or a rare one
5. mixed all 5 above

so i think you can guess. which model was the mother of each types

1. Alchemist (tenor)
2. Livingston (tenor)
3. Supernormal (Baritone)
4. Elysium (6 strings)

but the problems that we found during the process is tons of it since we changing the mold, the scale, the size, the bracing and techniques it's totally new for us. Every time we start a new model it was like we start from the scratch again and that really a hard time for us to continue in each day

and i want to make sure that the sound of the ukulele is good enough for the next projects so that's how the N.E.O was born

due to the hard K series model that required master technique of craftsmanship to push it happened
we had only one luthier that can make my imagination to reality (at that time)

so we need something that team can show and mastered their skilled by making a ukulele that had a good sound and also consistency
+ experiment

then i think in the scientific method way with the hypothesis about the position and size of the sound hole how does it effect to the sound
and which one is best for us (during that time) this project happen between Livingston and supernormal

the bracing was develop by
Alchemist 3 prototypes >>> picked best one to make alchemist no.1-6 to see the consistency
then changing the wood, switch the position of wood also the sound hole in model no.7-9

and that how I found the position of sound hole and wood position amaze me
so we use the best bracing in Livingston but not forget to experiment with the wood factor that has a close characters tone like cedar compared with spruce same spec size by size

and then we increased the size of sound hole on this one a bit larger that we used to make
Since we can make more sustain sound from the last bracing model so it might be possible to released

then we thought about the bigger or body like baritone to test
The idea does this bracing fit with it yet and I also want one (hidden agenda)

the n.e.o is like an acceleration and the jumping point for our development due to the limit of factor such time skilled and especially funds without you guy that kindly support in here we would gone for long thx again

Quark is the result that we proud of from n.e.o (Q series) the name of it come from the science due to the very small part like that combined it into many great things happened that what I m intention

the one who supported this was like a custom one
because we make only one of each.

then all the bracing and knowledge that we got we put it in our J series so you get a different bracing cuz we changed it all the time according to this work method

J series focus on the sound as a first priority best bracing is always put itin
Q series is for a special unique one with a diversity among there own series unique sound on their own
K series is signature series with the different kind of new possibility we want to try on

And the last one that we thought it's time that we ready to make after all this years
A series (Areté) create your own custom that we didn't officially announced yet.

to me it was like a dream that I can walked to this far and still continued on this road
so all I want to say is like creating a song we need a melody a counter melody a rhythm to go along
missing one part of this it won't not be the same especially the lovely audiences like you guy

Without you we are nothing :)
Thankful for a million times

And here is the song from the quark model playing by my lovely brother Zen
now he became a jazz musician already just sharing the old days with you guy

 

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Thanks Yo. Earlier this year an ukulele friend visited Thailand and I suggested she visit Rebel factory and maybe buy uke there at Thai price. Though I was not sure if the factory can actually be visited and if there is a showroom with ukes to buy. So is this possible?
this year we had planned to open the showroom in the city it easy for travel and might had all the prototypes that we ever make there because the factory now is out of town (not in the bangkok) and hardly to go so if i had any update i ll let you guy know asap thank you
 
Hello Yo & July Bangkok,

Thanks for joining our group. We love to hear about the process of designing and building our favorite instruments. Your insights are fascinating.

I have been intrigued by your company since I first saw the N.E.O. listed on TUS (The Ukulele Site). They were innovative, unique and sounded terrific. And they sold very quickly. Not to mention Baz' review of the Quark tenor. Which I really like.

I also loved the Pluto design. I was too slow to buy that as well. Timing is everything.

Your custom designs are beautiful. And someday, I may be able to acquire one.

In the meantime, I am content to play my The Rebel Mango Tenor Double Creme / Matte 1-Series (what a name). It's a joy to play. With a very high "fun" factor. I think it sounds and plays way above it's cost.

I really admire your organizaton's philosophy of pushing the boundaries while also making terrific, affordable, lovely, more conventional ukuleles.
Oh kenn2018 i m glad that the one you got in your hand served you well thats make us happy already even we start from the design and strange model but my goal is to make a simple good one that everybody can enjoy

the only main reason that i start from the hard part is just trying our best to prove the point that we work hard enough to earned you trust
that s all the once somebody supported we can move to another one because, sometimes even we making an opio for Koaloha is not strong enough to tell everybody else that we earned the good quality enough even that is one of the best brand in the world

so we need to earned the recognition of ourselves and thank again for giving a chance by support us to make this going on
 
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