Quex Timber

 

Quex House

Quex Park is an oasis of old woodland on the Isle of Thanet where a tree planting program was instigated by John Powell-Powell in the early 1780’s. The beauty of the Park that we see today is thanks to his vision. Now, some 230 years later, these woodlands and specimen trees are still managed throughout the Estate and we have managed to acquire some of the resultant timber for the production of musical instruments.

Manuel Nunes et al. invented the Ukulele with the use of local timber, and here at Ukulian we intend to continue that tradition by building all of our future instruments with timber sourced from Quex Park itself. Uke No 3 is built primarily from Cherry grown and felled on the Estate.

No2, a concert, is from Mahogany with a spruce top.

Although the park is not managed for timber production, the extensive woodlands have produced some Continue reading Quex Timber

Painted Ukes

Painted Ukes

Another week passes, and with it, another three or four painted Ukuleles have found their way into the public domain. Despite being stocked for the youngsters, it is becoming obvious that two thirds of the basic Ukes that we sell are, in fact, going to the adult population! :)

It is also noticeable that the same proportion are coloured black! Despite stocking Red, Yellow Continue reading Painted Ukes

Craft Fair

The weather just about held, except for a couple of short showers on the Sunday. There was a steady stream of folks passing by, many stopping for a nose or listen, and some even had a little tinkle on one or more of the various instruments that were available over the weekend. There are certainly a few more that now know we exist, and that can only be a good thing. :)

My Thanks to Danny for keeping us company over the weekend and to Patrick for coming and getting himself a sore throat singing all day on the Saturday. Danny got in some practice time on the Subway Shuffle exercise set by Patrick Costello for his guitar, although he did occasionally get sidetracked…

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