View Full Version : Hamano H100T - what a find!

05-16-2012, 10:20 AM
I bought a 2nd user Hamano 100T, tenor uke, for £165 (including nice tweed hard case) today. The few that are left still retail for around £350 in the UK, so, although it was a lot of money, I still feel that I got a bargain.

I don’t know how the guy parted with it – it is simply superb.

I already have a Mainland Mahogany Concert which I cannot fault – apart from the fact that she’s probably just a little too pretty to take out to sessions. The Hamano is like the plain girl with glasses – you don’t worry about someone trying to ‘pick her up’, but when the glasses come off, i.e. when you play her, you find out just how sweet she really is….

This really is a terrific ’player’s’ ukulele. It’s a real plain Jane, apparently a close copy of a 20s Martin, but all I can say is that I’ve had a few high end Martin guitars over the years, but the only Martin I’ve never parted with is the old slot head, 12 fret ‘hog’ 000-15s that still hangs next to my chair. I’ve got a feeling that my relationship with the Hamano is going to be the same.

My blog: theukeshed.com

05-17-2012, 08:28 PM
Cool! But you know that we want to see pics... :cool::pics:

05-18-2012, 02:12 AM
Pics on way soon but she's a real 'Plain Jane' so don't be getting any ideas.......
Cool! But you know that we want to see pics... :cool::pics:

05-18-2012, 02:43 AM
I have the soprano version. Apparently Saga Music stopped making the Hamano tenor. It's a lovely instrument, I have a friend who has one and it's a real good player.


05-18-2012, 03:05 AM
Congratulations on getting a good deal on a great ukulele