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tshall
06-18-2015, 06:22 AM
I'm interested in an 8-string tenor for exploring the four-course Renaissance guitar literature. I'm most interested in the Ohana TK-70 8-string, but it's been "coming soon" on the UkeRepublic website for months, and I can't find it available anywhere else. So, if you have an 8-string tenor sitting around unloved (or know of any TK-70-8's sitting around in stock), let me know. Offers of other models than the Ohana are welcome, but at least a solid top is strongly preferred.

Ukelelelolo
06-18-2015, 07:42 AM
I'm interested in an 8-string tenor for exploring the four-course Renaissance guitar literature. I'm most interested in the Ohana TK-70 8-string, but it's been "coming soon" on the UkeRepublic website for months, and I can't find it available anywhere else. So, if you have an 8-string tenor sitting around unloved (or know of any TK-70-8's sitting around in stock), let me know. Offers of other models than the Ohana are welcome, but at least a solid top is strongly preferred.

Hi, I have this lovely 8 string.

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?106370-Pono-PT-8-Tenor-8-string-Mahogany-with-K-amp-K-pickup-for-sale-or-trade&highlight=Pono+string+tenor

strumsilly
06-18-2015, 07:45 AM
I have one of the Lanikai, same as this one , but mine is a laminate [LU-8], this one's solid. I'm very pleased with it. I've had more expensive ones, but i actually likes the string spacing on this one better. good for fingerpicking too.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MIM-Lanikai-Tenor-8-String-O-8-Solid-Spruce-Ovangol-CLOSEOUT-Ukulele-x117-/171005632935?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27d0bae1a7

PhilUSAFRet
06-19-2015, 12:11 AM
Played and heard several others play the Ohana TK70-8 at the Tampa Bay Getaway in November. The sound is amazing. I'd hold out for one of those myself. Sounds as good or better to my ears than 8 strings costing 2-3 times as much.

SteveZ
06-19-2015, 02:44 AM
There are a lot of decent 8-strings out there at many price points. As with any stringed instrument, the string choice and setup can make a major difference in sound quality and playability. One of the better bargains is the Oscar Schmidt OU28T which is usually available for under $125 shipped. Except for the totally-unnecessary "Aloha" printed on the headstock (covered mine with a VVA sticker) it does pretty well. Sound sample is below:
https://soundcloud.com/steveztv/oscar-schmidt-ou28t-heart-of

tshall
06-21-2015, 05:07 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions. I emailed Uke Republic and they said they will have Ohana 8's in a few weeks - by concidence, I'm going to be in Atlanta for the annual Conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America (http://www.vdgsa.org) in a few weeks, so am going to restrain myself (and play my Kala tenor) until then. I just can't resist all solid wood, and unanimous rave reviews, for roughly the same price as the solid/laminate Lanikai.