View Full Version : Happy birthday, me. My new Pono ohai tenor.

06-25-2009, 12:02 PM
I have been patient, and poor, but finally my birthday came and it was time to get my 2nd uke, a tenor. My first is a laminate Kala soprano. There were a lot of choices in my price range of ~$300 or less. I was set on an Ohana mahogany for a while; then I thought maybe I'd wait for the Kala acacia. But then I saw this one at MGM's store, and I could not resist. The grain is a lot more prominent than some of the others of this model I have seen, and I thought it was beautiful.

It sounds lovely, rich, full, a bit quieter than I expected. I don't like the wound C of the Golds, so I will replace them soon.

Just wanted to share my joy...

I think I'll call the last one "Uke Noir". :)

06-25-2009, 12:08 PM
Nice pictures, love the "Uke Noir". Of course congratz with the bday and your fine uke.

06-25-2009, 01:18 PM
Beautiful uke! Congrats. Is that Koa? :music:

06-25-2009, 01:24 PM
Sweet uke! Happy birthday.

06-25-2009, 01:25 PM
Beautiful uke! Congrats. Is that Koa? :music:

I think it's Ohai judging by the thread title.

06-25-2009, 01:27 PM
Happy birthday and congrats on the sweet uke!

06-25-2009, 04:13 PM
deach said: I think it's Ohai judging by the thread title. Vision was the second to go. Can't remember the first. :eek: And yes, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :)

06-25-2009, 04:16 PM
happy birthday, that uke is a beauty!

06-25-2009, 07:22 PM
Happy Birthday!! :)

06-25-2009, 07:31 PM
Congrats *Holds up O'hai Tenor* mine came this morning from MGM, Fathers day B-day Combo!

06-25-2009, 09:21 PM
Ooooo she's PRETTY!!!!!

Conga rats and happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!! :shaka:

06-26-2009, 05:54 AM
Thanks everybody! I feel like I won't desire another uke for quite a while. Okay maybe a little. Unless of course I hang around this forum too much. ;) Do you think there's a forum about crack that crack addicts visit?

06-26-2009, 05:56 AM
.... Do you think there's a forum about crack that crack addicts visit?

No, crack addicts are way more dedicated than uke players. They'd rather practice than sit on a forum and talk about it.

06-26-2009, 06:44 AM
Now you need a partner with a matching Ohai uke. You can play funk and call yourselves the Ohai Oplayers.

06-28-2009, 05:58 PM
mine comes in three days i'll post pics and review, i can't wait!

06-28-2009, 07:12 PM
I think I love the back of it just as much as the front. Beautiful wood grain!

Ahnko Honu
06-28-2009, 07:29 PM
WOW Beauty, congratz! :shaka:

06-28-2009, 08:05 PM

Thats a nice ukulele!

06-28-2009, 09:37 PM
Play it in good health.

06-29-2009, 07:08 AM
Beautiful! I hope you enjoy your birthday present for years to come! I do agree that ponos are beautiful! A lot of the pono ohais I've seen (online or otherwise) have beautiful woodgrain, especially on their backs. And yours is no exception.

06-29-2009, 06:02 PM
Now you need a partner with a matching Ohai uke. You can play funk and call yourselves the Ohai Oplayers.

Nice. Maybe sing Love RollerKoaster?

06-29-2009, 06:17 PM
Feliz cumpleanos! Happy Birthday! The new uke looks great, play her well!

06-29-2009, 07:07 PM
Looks beautiful, a great birthday present. Happy Birthday!

06-29-2009, 07:46 PM
I'm also purchased an Pono Ohai Tenor from Mike. Will post some pic's later. Congratulations & Happy Birthday!

06-29-2009, 08:38 PM
Thanks again, all. It's only sounding better as the days go by.

07-11-2009, 11:12 AM
I'm really impressed with the Pono ohai ukuleles as well. Just got my first shipment of these instruments in last week and can say without question these are the best sounding (and looking in my opinion) solid wood ukuleles I've been able to find for the price. Personally I prefer the simple satin finish to the glossy chinese made instruments you usually find in this category. Also each instrument has uniquely different wood grain and has a real handcrafted feel to them. My only critique would be that they don't project as well as other woods like mahogany or koa. The sound quality however is excellent with beautiful clear tones and accurate intonation. I like the tenor best as the larger size body makes up for small loss of volume. Can see some pictures I took on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carys-Of-Maui/82081018620?ref=ts&__a=1#/album.php?aid=88515&id=82081018620&ref=mf

07-11-2009, 02:41 PM
Nice to hear a positive review; not all of them have been glowing. But i agree with your comments for sure.

07-11-2009, 06:35 PM
how much u pick this up for?? and happy birthday!!

07-12-2009, 07:52 AM
Hey, thanks. It was about US260 before adding in a hard case, a couple accessories, and shipping.