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savagehenry
02-16-2011, 12:28 PM
I'm so excited, I got my uke today and it's beautiful. I decided that I wanted a pineapple for my first uke so I got a Ohana PK-25G with a hard case. It's an all solid mahogany soprano with the coolest headstock. Mike was so helpful and awesome, I highly recommend Uke Republic to everyone.

As soon as it arrived, I tuned it up and started Boot Camp!

Brian

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molokinirum
02-16-2011, 12:42 PM
That is a nice looking Pineapple...congratulations!!!!!
Are those aquila strings on it?

Ingrate
02-16-2011, 12:50 PM
That's a great looking kit! I love the offset tuners. Smart and chic. Nice case, too. You're all set! Enjoy.

savagehenry
02-16-2011, 01:37 PM
Are those aquila strings on it?

Indeed they are!!! When they need changing I'm going to compare them to Martin and Worth. Keep reading all the different opinions and want to hear it for myself.

70sSanO
02-16-2011, 01:57 PM
Congratulations on your new Ohana. I have always liked the Ohanas I have tried out.

John

fitncrafty
02-16-2011, 02:21 PM
Wow that is pretty!! Congrats, enjoy!

hottoddy
02-16-2011, 02:24 PM
Congrats! I know the feeling, as I just got my first (a soprano) about 1 1/2 weeks ago. It appears you play a bit of guitar, like me. I have found getting into simple chord songs has been relatively easy (but my strumming still stinks). Being able to "jump in" quickly makes it extra fun.

bottlegreen
02-16-2011, 02:26 PM
When I looked at it up close, I sounded like a Toy Story alien: "Oooooh!"
That's a hot-lookin' headstock. Congratulations!

funnyguy0804
02-16-2011, 02:43 PM
That IS a cool-looking headstock!
Congrats!

This thread could bring some UAS back into me! :P

Kalihonu
02-16-2011, 04:31 PM
Very nice, congratulations.

hopkid
02-16-2011, 04:35 PM
Beautiful pineapple! Congrats!

rem50
02-16-2011, 04:50 PM
wow! Congratulations! That is a sweet first uke!

Uke Republic
02-16-2011, 04:50 PM
Awesome pic too!!! :)

pwcgecko
02-16-2011, 04:57 PM
Congrats , great looking pineapple.

Chris Tarman
02-16-2011, 05:35 PM
Congratulations! Now the fun starts!

Nickie
02-16-2011, 07:15 PM
Congratulations! It looks to be a very pretty instrument. How does it sound?

joeybug
02-17-2011, 12:02 AM
Congrats on your new Uke, it's a beaut! Looking forward to hearing how she sounds!

ItsMrPitchy
02-17-2011, 05:40 AM
Congratz on your new uke. Does it sound good as well?

bazmaz
02-17-2011, 07:35 AM
welcome to the community - you wont regret it. Thats a nice first uke too!

BadLands Bart
02-17-2011, 08:27 AM
Sweet...love that headstock!!!
Congratulations!!

808boy
02-17-2011, 08:34 AM
Aloha savagehenry,
Congrats on your new uke. You'll love it cause I got the same one for x-mas. Awesome looks and sound.
Enjoy and have fun with it........................BO...............

Paul Cote
02-17-2011, 08:47 AM
looks sooo high end, shiny... I like how the neck extends down to the soundhole like that. And the friction tuners are good too as they are way faster to tweak and lighter too.

savagehenry
02-17-2011, 04:07 PM
Thanks, I think it sounds as good as it looks. Not sure I know enough to give it a proper review. Plays easy, intonation is spot on, frets smooth, and it rings like a bell. By far my favorite uke (ha ha)!

Gmoney
02-17-2011, 04:41 PM
Beautiful! I'm sure it sounds great too! I really love the looks of the "Bart Simpson" headstock & the way the fretboard end tapers off are nice accents. Mid-60's & 70's Kamaka's fretboards looked similar.

I bought its big brother from Uke Republic on Tuesday - a Mainland longneck Pineapple (Mainland & Ohana's are made in the same factory in China).

You want regret getting the case with it as pineapples are kind of hard to find appropriate cases for...

savagehenry
02-18-2011, 03:46 AM
Beautiful! I'm sure it sounds great too! I really love the looks of the "Bart Simpson" headstock & the way the fretboard end tapers off are nice accents. Mid-60's & 70's Kamaka's fretboards looked similar.

I bought its big brother from Uke Republic on Tuesday - a Mainland longneck Pineapple (Mainland & Ohana's are made in the same factory in China).

You want regret getting the case with it as pineapples are kind of hard to find appropriate cases for...

Thanks, the headstock and the fretboard really caught my eye too. You'll have to let me know how you like your Mainland. Of course I was already thinking about what uke to get next. I thought perhaps a Mainland concert, but then I was playing a tenor the other day and the neck felt like a good size. The concert pineapple with the tenor neck intrigues me. I don't know much about ukes, does the long neck change the sound? How different would the mainland sound from my soprano pineapple? I see that there aren't many tenor pineapples, is this the solution?