The Aloha Stadium dealer I know also has a booth at Ohana Hale Marketplace , 333 Ward Ave . (former Sports Authority location)If I didn't already have a uke, I probably would have got one at the Aloha Stadium swap meet when I was there a couple of years ago. It could be worth the drive/bus ride.
Mahalo for your feedback . I'm intrigued by this uke .Nut width is about 32mm going to about 45mm at body join, 12th fret.
Neck is very comfortable, just slightly chunkier perhaps than my Kamaka which has quite a slim neck in comparison.
I took the saddle down a little, as well as the nut grooves. Got a lovely low action about 2mm at 12th fret.
Neck almost straight, maybe relief in the middle is about paper thin. No fret buzz. All the notes ring clean right down the neck. Perfect.
I actually had a Mainland concert a few years ago which I believe is the the Ohana, albeit under a different name.Mahalo for your feedback . I'm intrigued by this uke .
I'm also considering the Ohana CK-35 concert .
I actually had a Mainland concert a few years ago which I believe is the the Ohana, albeit under a different name.
It was a very good uke, well made with a nice gloss finish. Was good to play.
The Gretsch being just a stained finish doesn't look as nice, pretty much just basic, but as far as I remember, it resonates a lot better, louder, and I love the tone.
I'm sure you will be happy with either. Good luck.
So you went for the Gretsch in the end!
I tough decision, but I think you made the right one.
I hope you're as happy with it as I am with mine.
I have 3 ukes. An Ohana baritone (BK20 I think), which has a nice mellow sound and made a nice alternative when I played in a uke group.
Also 2 tenors, both Kala, an acacia model, solid top back and sides, that was expensive as ukes go, and also a solid spruce top model. The spruce top one is fabulous, the best sounding uke in our group by a long way, it has a wonderful sweet sound. The acacia one is gorgeous to look at but a little bit lacking in depth.
If I had to recommend a uke to anyone it would be one of the Kala spruce top series.