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allanr
11-03-2011, 03:06 PM
My Ohana 5-string arrived today!

Got it tuned (more or less - new strings still stretching), Looks awesome, sounds great (besides the octave Gs, it has a similar volume and resonance to my wife's Mainland mahogany).

It arrived with a low, very playable action, but unfortunately the C string was too close to the frets and had a touch of buzz when played hard. I've shimmed the saddle up about 1/16 of an inch until I install a new saddle and get it just right. The action is still medium-low, and the sound now is perfect.

Pictures and a sound sample later in the week.

vanflynn
11-03-2011, 03:36 PM
Congrads. Nice one to add to your nice collection.

mds725
11-03-2011, 03:38 PM
Congratulations on your new ukulele! Will you be posting pics? I got to play Ohana's 5-string at the Wine Country Ukulele Festival in September. It sounded great. I hope yours is as nice.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
11-03-2011, 04:13 PM
Coooool. (Notice there are five "o"s.) Congrats!

Trinimon
11-03-2011, 04:26 PM
Congrats on the new uke. Don't forget da pics! :)

allanr
11-03-2011, 04:32 PM
Here are a few pictures taken with my iPhone:

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The Kala Thinline and the Mainland belong to my wife.

mm stan
11-03-2011, 04:45 PM
Aloha Allan,
Congrats on you new Ohana 5 string..have fun and enjoy...Happy Strummings..MM Stan

allanr
11-03-2011, 04:55 PM
Aloha Allan,
Congrats on you new Ohana 5 string..have fun and enjoy...Happy Strummings..MM Stan

Thank you Stan, I sure hope that you are feeling better again :-)

Trinimon
11-03-2011, 05:01 PM
Nice! She looks pretty!

coriandre
11-03-2011, 07:05 PM
Congrats on the new ukulele and for that wall o ukes :cool:

Coconut Willie
11-04-2011, 09:32 AM
Congrats on you new 5 string!!! Looking forward to hearing how it sounds!!