View Full Version : Ohana Delta Resonator Ukulele - VIDEO REVIEW

Ken Middleton
01-25-2010, 08:10 AM
Here is a review of the new Ohana Resonator Ukulele with a hand-spun cone from Delta Resonator Cones.

This collaboration has produced a tenor instrument with a wonderfully sweet, rich tone with lots of sustain.

Here is the video:

OHANA DELTA RESONATOR (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwzx3qSJytY)

01-26-2010, 01:24 AM
The sound on this is fantastic. I like it's picked sound quality better than strummed, it's almost "too much" strummed.
I'd adore this more in a concert, but just might have to adjust my sensibilities to a tenor spaced neck. It's fantastic and might now be on my instrument bucket list.

01-26-2010, 07:19 AM
Nice review Ken. Fascinating prototype. I would like to see a gloss version offered too. I think it would really look nice with the nickel plated resonator. I would even be willing to pay a few dollars more if that could make it happen. I know it is more trouble to do a gloss finish, but it can really make plain grain woods look nice. The tone was really nice. I wonder how the concert size will sound? Will there be a soprano too?

01-27-2010, 02:38 AM
Nice job, Ken. :)

01-28-2010, 12:48 AM
I suspect price will be the tipping point, but if it's reasonable, it could be a hit. I've been looking for a good resonator/tenor that wouldn't bankrupt me, and this may just be the ticket.

01-28-2010, 03:20 PM
Do we have a price, Ken?

Ken Middleton
01-28-2010, 07:14 PM
Do we have a price, Ken?

No, it is still a prototype. After the Franfurt Trade Show we will have a better idea of costs. When you consider that the body is specially made and then shipped to the UK, the metal parts are hand-made and fitted individually, the cost is going to reflect this.

Pete Howlett
02-01-2010, 03:19 AM
That ain't going to be cheap! Might as well go for a MyaMo...

Pete Howlett
02-01-2010, 03:31 AM
Ken, this is actually a 'promotion' and not a review. You cannot strictly review products you endorse or as in your case companies you represent. If another person unconnected with Ohana had posted this then it would be a review - in the strictest terms...

I know this is a very open forum but since you have become associated with Ohana then your opportunity to be objective, which is what a review is, was compromised or even withdrawn. Therefore, as a representative of Ohana these offerings are more of a sales pitch than anyhing else.

Pukulele Pete
02-01-2010, 04:11 AM
I agree with you Pete, it's not a review , it's a promotion. I enjoy watching Ken's promotions but like you say, they cannot be considered reviews. Ken , if you want a real unbiased review you can send me an Ohana ukulele and I'll try it out and send it back to you.

02-01-2010, 09:17 AM
Sounds schweet! A beautiful looking instrument. Yeah price will be a big bottom-line factor... but I'd like to have one... VeRy CooL.