Our first Noodler's Neponset shipment will be available for purchase on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 1:00pm Eastern US time.
Update 11/6 at 1:26pm, All Noodler's Neponsets have sold out!
We're so sorry if you missed them, we have no ETA for the next shipment at this time. We will do our best to update as soon as we know more, but until then sign up for the email notification on the pen color of your choice to be notified when we get more in.
The Noodler's Neponset pen with the flexible 3-tined music nib is a pen that I found out about in a phone call with Nathan Tardif (the Noodler's mastermind) almost 4 years ago, and even then I could hardly wait to see this pen. It's been a long, long time coming, and we are finally going to receive them at GouletPens.com.
Noodler's is known for value-priced flex-nib fountain pens like the Nib Creaper, Ahab, and Konrad, and the Neponset has been rumored for years. Once Stephen Brown got his hands on one and put it up on YouTube (check that out here), it began an endless stream of emails to me and my team about when we'd be getting these puppies in stock. What makes this pen so unique is:
- Ebonite- the hard-rubber material screams classic vintage homage, in 5 different color options
- Music flex nib- the first I've ever seen like it, a flexible 3-tined nib gives crazy line variation
- Large size- about equal in size to the MB149, it's big and it's meaty
- Large ink capacity- it has the same piston as the Noodler's Ahab that pushes a 2ml ink capacity, and can be eyedropper-converted for an insanely large ink reservoir
- $75 price tag- just unheard of for an ebonite pen of this size with a flex nib, it's quite unique
|Noodler's Neponset Music Nib, 3-tined nib with flex, unique to this pen model|
But here's the thing, we're not getting enough. I don't know exactly how many people want this pen, but I can tell you that it's more than we'll have pens to sell. That's why I'm doing this blog post, to give you a chance to get a fair shot at getting a Neponset for yourself at this initial release.
So we're going to do something we haven't done in a long time, a scheduled release of the pens. So on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 1:00pm Eastern US time, we're going to put all of our Neponsets in stock and they will be available for purchase first-come-first-serve.
It's best to load up your shopping cart with other items first before 1pm, then checkout as close after we list them as possible. The items in your cart aren't reserved or guaranteed until you checkout, so you'll want to be as quick as you can in the checkout process. We are getting an okay stock of each color of Neponset, but we know that demand will far exceed our supply so we predict we will run out quickly. You will want to rearrange your schedule so that can be there right at the time we release the pens, or have someone available who can be on your behalf.
We're not establishing an 'official' limit on how many Neponsets you can buy, just try to be reasonable to allow the most number of your fellow writing enthusiasts to get them as possible. You can also sign up for the 'email me when back in stock' notification on the product page to be sent an email as soon as they're put in stock.
We're not taking any pre-orders for these pens, so you'll need to be there to grab it when it's available. I'm incredibly sorry if this timing is not ideal for my friends on the other side of the world, I had to pick a time that accommodated the most people as I could. Because this is the first release of pens I really don't have any idea when I'll be getting more. There are some colors of Noodler's pens that have been released that have never had a follow-up shipment, others restock after a matter of weeks, we will just have to see. I do plan to play with these pens and shoot some videos when I can, so more information will be forthcoming.
So if you want to get your hands on a Neponset, you know where to be and when. You've officially been informed :) Hit me up in the comments with any questions.