View Full Version : Original Ohai Ukulele

07-15-2009, 09:31 AM
When I was poking around a Kamaka gallery link from another post I noticed this:


Historic Ka-Lai Pineapple (30's)
Ka-Lai pineapple built in the late 30's. It was built in the Spanish style with one-piece construction of the top and back. The back and sides are made of Philippine mahogany. The top of this instrument is monkey pod, and it is decorated with rope purfling and rosette, as well as a pineapple decal.

Heres the link again: http://www.kamakahawaii.com/ukegallery.html forth from the bottom.

Interesting that ohai has been used by kamaka as long ago as the 30's, I'd like to hear how an aged ka-lai kamaka would sound now.