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Rebel Cedar/ Tabaek Tenor N.E.O. II

Rebel Cedar/ Tabaek Tenor N.E.O. II
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N.E.O. II Tabaek

This is the best yet from the amazing Rebel ukulele company. Just phenomenal tone up there with the best we've ever heard. The soundboard is western red cedar that many of you know and love. The sides and back are curly pyinma, a beautiful, highly figured exotic hardwood that has deep penetrating curl.

Bound in sathon wood and protected with a gorgeous lacquer finish, this is an attractive instrument. It also features a new slim slotted headstock with the Stealth 18:1 gear ratio tuners from Gotoh. A special one of a kind new tenor and we love it!

Pictures AND video show the exact ukulele available here. Take a listen to a "dry" sound sample from Corey playing this tenor now available to you. This ukulele is setup with a low G set but we can set it up high G for you of you prefer that.

Our sound samples are recorded for true reference and have no alteration or enhancement. Use quality playback for the most accurate listening. 

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This is the best yet from the amazing Rebel ukulele company. Just phenomenal tone up there with the best we've ever heard. The soundboard is western red cedar that many of you know and love. The sides and back are curly Tabaek wood, a beautiful, highly figured exotic hardwood that has deep penetrating curl.

This custom one off tenor is bound in sathon wood and protected with a gorgeous glassy lacquer finish. It also features a new slim slotted headstock with the Stealth 18:1 gear ratio tuners from Gotoh. This is a special one of a kind new tenor and we love it!

Pictures AND video show the exact ukulele available here. Take a listen to a "dry" sound sample from Corey playing this tenor now available to you. This ukulele is setup with a low G set but we can set it up high G for you of you prefer that.

Our sound samples are recorded for true reference and have no alteration or enhancement. Use quality playback for the most accurate listening. 

N.E.O 2 (Not Even Original Project II)

Same as the first project. "It is better to be good than to be original"
"Not Even Original" is because it's not just an original. It's totally something else. It's not just a prototype to make more copies after. It's the possibility to discover something new from old.

For project II, we did the experiment with Red Cedar top and coupled it with different woods on back & sides. It is very exciting! It's a challenge to work with local Thai woods that are highly prized, rare and are lesser known to the world. There are over 60,000 of tree species in this world* and it's worth exploring them. You might be surprised to find that the chosen woods from the other part of the world has given you the sound that you've never heard before. Each feature and element that was added, or lack thereof, to the final design is thoughtfully selected and handcrafted. Less is more. Nature is simple.

We hope that when you're holding one of the N.E.O 2, it's a reminder that we're all citizens of the world and we are one with nature. There's no border and there's no limit. If it inspires you to explore something new, do something you've never done before or open up your mind to new creative ideas, we, the Rebel, have accomplished our goal.

Hope you enjoy!

The Rebel Ukulele
Beyond Natural Selection

This ukulele will come with an oahu hardshell case.

 

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Specs

Specification
- Size: Tenor
- Top: Red Cedar
- Back and Sides: Lagerstroemia Floribunda Jack / (Tabaek ตะแบก)
- Scale: 17-3/32"
- Fretboard: 18-Fret
- Neck: Mahogany 
- Nut & Saddle: TUSQ 
- Headplate: Ebony 
- Slotted Headstock Rebel Logo: Woods Inlay
- Internal Bracing: Varied
- Fretboard & Bridge: Ebony
- Fret Markers (Rebel Signature): Maple wood Inlay
- Fret Stripe: Ebony
- Top & Back Binding: Millettia Leucantha Kurz (Sathon สาธร)
- Heel Cap: Ebony
- Tuners: Gotoh StealthTuners
- Finish: High-Gloss

Options

This is ukulele comes with a wood Oahu hard case.

Setup Options

Most people shop with us because of the extensive quality control and final setup work we provide at no extra cost on all ukuleles we ship out. However this is time consuming work and creates a delay in shipping. We are now offering an "Expedited Setup" for those wanting to receive their instrument faster. See details on the Full Setup and Expedited Setup options along with current turnaround times for each at the link- HERE.

Extra Options

One of the options for this ukulele is to trade out the Herco HE-360 included humidifier for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18 or OH-5+) at a discount. This is required if you live in a low humidity area (parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc.) or also areas with winter seasons, especially if you heat the air in your house. For more info refer to the Ukulele Care link at the bottom of this page. If you think you need to humidify the instrument, then you also need a hard case for a humidifier to properly work, and you need to maintain the humidifier by refilling it as needed. 

After adding this instrument to your cart, you can still create your own package by adding a case or accessories from the website.

Under the Accessories tab you can also customize this instrument by adding strap button(s) or your choice of pickup for plugging in. We recommend the MiSi pickup for this ukulele.

Get a free shipping quote by adding this to your cart. If your cart reaches $400 dollars or more, orders to the US will receive free FedEX 2 day shipping. Two days is the time in transit. Your instrument will first go through our setup department so that you get the best instrument for your money. For more information on our setup process, turnaround time, shipping, and return policies, refer to the links below in our footer.

Put a note in the Special Instructions if you would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything. 

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Setup Options

 

Current Turnaround Time: Amount of time before shipping-
Full Setup: 8-11 Days
Full Setup RUSH: 2-4 days
Basic QC Only: 2-4 days

Basic Quality Control - $0.00 (Always Free)

BASIC QUALITY CONTROL covers inspecting the instrument for any major defects that would have been missed by the factory and any faults in construction that could potentially damage or limit the functionality of the instrument over time. Any defective instruments are rejected and replaced.  We make sure that each Ukulele meets the basic standard for a brand new instrument and will be ready to play once you receive it. A final cleanup is also included after inspection before packing and shipment.

Full Setup - Free for all Ukuleles $399 and over / $20.00 for Ukuleles from $300-399 / $30.00 for Ukuleles Under $300


Includes:


-Overall QC evaluation: To find defects in construction as well as to get an overall view of the instrument and note the areas that need extra attention and adjustment during the setup.

-Saddle Adjustment: The height of the saddle is lowered to reduce the distance between the strings and the fretboard, making it easier to play than the factory setup, especially higher up the fretboard.

-Nut Slot Adjustment: The depth, width, and angle of the nut slots are adjusted to create a more comfortable playing experience especially on the lower frets.

-Fret Dressing: After adjusting the nut and saddle heights, high spots in the fretboard or uneven frets will potentially cause fret buzz, dead spots, or other unwanted problems. The frets are filed to create a more consistent level across the fretboard. We then crown the frets to return their rounded curvature back to the top of each fret creating a clear contact point for each string. We then smooth and polish the frets and condition the fingerboard to bring them back to new condition.

-Final Cleanup: We always do a final overall cleanup of the instrument to make sure it is in new condition and ready to play before it is prepared for shipment.

Rush Setup & Delivery - Additional $50.00
The RUSH SETUP AND DELIVERY service is for customers who would still like to receive everything included in the full setup but on a shorter time frame. One of our setup technicians will work overtime outside of normal business hours to complete the setup within 2-3 days of the order being placed and immediately hand it over to the shipping department for packing and shipment. The $50.00 rush charge is in addition to the cost of the full setup. 

Additional services (see individual product listings to add these services to your order)
Re-stringing: We will replace the factory installed stock string set with a new set of your choosing. Select the “replace stock strings” option when adding your desired string set to the shopping cart.

Strap Button Installation: 1-2 buttons are installed to allow the use of a strap. Color options available. 

Pickup installation: for players who would like the option to play or record with amplification.

Friction Tuner Upgrade (friction tuners only): We offer upgrade options for select instruments with friction tuners to be retrofitted with new geared tuners for better precision and comfort when tuning.

Left-handed Setup: Left-handed setups are also available upon request. Occasionally an additional charge may be added for compensated saddles on select models. 

 

 

 

 

 

Shipping Information

 

For more even more details and FAQ visit our Shipping Page under the Company Info tab at the header menu.

SHIPPING CARRIER OPTIONS:
FedEx is our primary shipping carrier, all orders that qualify for free domestic shipping will be sent using FedEx. UPS and DHL can also be chosen as alternative options upon checkout, USPS is only used for smaller accessory orders. 

As soon as the shipping label is created you will be automatically notified via email with tracking information. All packages will be shipped with a signature requirement by default. If you do not wish to have a signature requirement you will need to notify us, either by leaving a note in the “special instructions” when adding the item(s) to your shopping cart or by emailing our shipping department directly. Any shipping related requests (hold/delay/address change) should also be directed to our shipping department ( veronica@theukulelesite.com). 

NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: You may also be required to pay import duties/taxes, this will vary depending on your location and the value of the item(s). To estimate these taxes, you can contact your local customs office. Fedex also offers a helpful estimation tool: https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping/international.html

UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE PERMIT: If your ukulele contains any amount of shell inlay (abalone or pearl) it will require a permit to be shipped internationally. The cost of this permit is $93.00 USD. We will handle the paperwork and file the permit for you, but the cost of all duties and fees are the responsibility of the customer.

SHIPPING COST will vary depending on the size dimensions and weight of the package as well as the destination. To get a quote, use the “Calculate Shipping Cost” link located next to the “Add to Cart button” on each listing.

This is made even easier when you are already logged in to your customer account. Follow this link to create an account if you don’t already have one go HERE.

FREE SHIPPING: All orders within the USA with a total over $500 will qualify for free FedEx 2-day air shipping.

SHIPMENT AND TRACKING NOTIFICATIONS are sent automatically via email as soon as the shipping label is created so please make sure your email address is accurate when placing the order. Outgoing shipments are picked up by our shipping carriers Monday through Friday. 

ACCESSORY AND CASE ORDERS: While non-instrument orders for cases and accessories do not require the same processing time needed for instruments, they do require time for processing and packing. The typical processing time for accessory/case orders is (1-4 business days) depending on current order volume. 

CURRENT SETUP PROCESSING TIMES AND DETAILS ARE LOCATED UNDER THE “SETUP OPTIONS” TAB.* 

*If you would like to receive your instrument as soon as possible you can forego the full setup process by selecting the “Basic QC Only” option or by selecting the “Full Setup RUSH” option when adding instruments to your shopping cart. More details are available under the “Setup Options” tab.

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