Pete Howlett Revelator Mastergrade Korina Electro Acoustic Tenor Ukulele w/Case #1033
The Revelator is something of a legend... It's a thin body tenor ukulele with offset soundhole. It's sleek aesthetics just glow at you. Whether you're plugging it in for a top notch amplified ukulele tone with a more natural body fit or playing unplugged to produce a sweet and full bodied ukulele sound, we're sure you'll love this ukulele.
This Pete Howlett Revelator was crafted in February/March 2022 by the man himself in Gwynedd, Wales. At this stage in his career, Pete has really bonded with certain tonewoods and many of his real legacy instruments are made of Korina. Korina gives off an extremely rich and open sound and is the perfect companion to the slimline Revelator design that Pete has hit his stride with. I only wish he had several more pairs of hands to make them faster!
It's sound is textured and clear, punctuated by the slightly mellower tone produced naturally by the slimline body design and position of the sound hole.
For more information on the Revelator, we highly recommending searching back through Pete Howlett's Facebook group where he has documented the design and various building decisions made nearly every day for the past 4 years. It's a fascinating journey and worth a bit of exploring if you like the idea of getting the full picture on what brought this instrument to life.
This Revelator features a radiused fretboard for the first time, which when Phil played it made him go "Oooh", as it makes it really slick and easy to play. It also adds a little bit to the cost, hence this one being more expensive than other Revelators of late, but it is a very welcome addition in our view.
Pictures show actual instrument, whilst videos show different ukes to give you an idea of the sound to expect.
Solid Mastergrade Flamed Korina top
Korina back and sides
Nautilus soundhole design
17'' tenor scale length
Strung high G GCEA with Worth Brown strings
Kingwood fingerboard and faceplate
Indian Rosewood bridge
Pin bridge design with matching wooden pins
Corian nut and saddle
36mm nut width with 30mm G to A string spacing
Artec passive undersaddle pickup
Supplied with a Risa hard case by us
We have fantastic audio samples of previous Revelators that you can listen to for reference.