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teruterubouzu
02-27-2013, 03:04 AM
Well, it actually arrived on Monday, but I've been a bit too busy to start this thread.

Here's my new to me Ohana SK-38, purchased from fellow UUer, pdxuke. coolkayaker1 nudged me in this direction after I started a thread asking about vintage Martins. Thank you both!

It's a beautiful instrument and in brand new shape. pxduke wasn't joking around when he says he takes good care of his instruments.

It's grey here, so my iPhone snaps don't really do it justice.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/bc8c1eb56b22da5457e7a3483af3568e/tumblr_mivt9vnBui1s3n1tdo3_400.jpg

http://25.media.tumblr.com/f9903c076d9b1080fb5ff351c4a6eeff/tumblr_mivt9vnBui1s3n1tdo1_400.jpg

http://24.media.tumblr.com/f4fbf992455110f2259c2bc1561bc622/tumblr_mivt9vnBui1s3n1tdo2_500.jpg

I was dutifully practicing with Uncle Rod's boot camp book and there were a few moments were it sang so sweetly and gave a hint of how amazing this ukelele can sound in the right hands. My ukulelezaza dreams are a ways off I guess, but this is still the perfect instrument for where I am at right now.

remy26
02-27-2013, 03:22 AM
Congrats on the new ukulele! It definitely looks like a nice one. I'm sure you'll be able to coax all of the sweetness it has to give soon enough!

Nicko
02-27-2013, 04:21 AM
Good lookin' uke! I'll bet you'll be happy with this one. Was thinking about pulling the trigger on this myself; but just asleep at the switch, I guess. (How's THAT for mixing metaphors?!)

aquadan
02-27-2013, 04:31 AM
Looks beautiful! If I ever get the urge to pick up a soprano again, one of those will be on possibilities list.

barefootgypsy
02-27-2013, 06:20 AM
Congrats on your new uke! That particular model Ohana always seems to get good reviews, and they do look good! Enjoy.......! :)

durgidog
02-27-2013, 06:41 AM
It's beautiful! Congrats!

G Hill
02-27-2013, 07:07 AM
I've got the SK38A a fabulous uke. Congrats you're gonna love it to bits
Cheers
Gary

teruterubouzu
02-27-2013, 07:24 AM
Thanks everyone! I'm really thrilled with it. I'm partial to 20s-30s songs and this uke is perfect for that sound.

The soprano size does take a bit of getting used to. My kala concert will probably still be my main practice instrument because it's easier for me to learn chords on that size of neck.

mm stan
02-27-2013, 07:34 AM
Aloha TTB,
Congratulations on your score...looks very awesome...I am sure you will get many years of fun outta it....happy strummings...so what song are you playing first on it...

vanflynn
02-27-2013, 07:39 AM
Congrats on getting such a fine uke. Enjoy that new uke rush! Hopefully you don't have anything else to do today.

dkpianoman21
02-27-2013, 08:59 AM
Very nice! Congrats on the new uke!

LutzSpearo
02-27-2013, 03:13 PM
Congrats!! Have fun! : )

Nickie
02-27-2013, 04:55 PM
Very cool! Congratulations!!!

joekulele
02-27-2013, 07:03 PM
Congratulations on your new uke. It is a classic style, perfect for the tin pan alley tunes.
-joe

pdxuke
02-27-2013, 07:38 PM
It was my pleasure being custodian of this uke for the last several years. It is a marvelous instrument and I have nothing but praise for it. it was time for me to pass it on and i'm pleased that it will be living at your house! :-) Enjoy!

teruterubouzu
02-28-2013, 02:35 AM
Thanks again folks. I'm really loving this thing. I think I got new callouses on top of my old callouses from playing it so much this week.


Aloha TTB,
Congratulations on your score...looks very awesome...I am sure you will get many years of fun outta it....happy strummings...so what song are you playing first on it...
No new songs just yet. I am spending most of of my time learning chords and trying to get better at the basics. Building a good foundation as Uncle Rod says.



Congrats on getting such a fine uke. Enjoy that new uke rush! Hopefully you don't have anything else to do today.
Well as "luck" would have it I am sick with whatever crud seems to be floating around MN at the moment. Playing the uke was good medicine when I was out of the office yesterday.


It was my pleasure being custodian of this uke for the last several years. It is a marvelous instrument and I have nothing but praise for it. it was time for me to pass it on and i'm pleased that it will be living at your house! :-) Enjoy!

Thank you Thom. It will be well cared for. Looking forward to your next NUD thread.

Cornfield
03-25-2013, 03:03 AM
Your PM box is full.

teruterubouzu
03-25-2013, 03:08 AM
Your PM box is full.
Whoops! Should have room now. I guess I am a digital hoarder.

stevepetergal
03-25-2013, 03:10 AM
Looks beautiful, and I'm sure it's an instrument that you can love for a very long time. Congratulations.

teruterubouzu
03-25-2013, 03:11 AM
Looks beautiful, and I'm sure it's an instrument that you can love for a very long time. Congratulations.

Thanks. I'm a beginner so I'm still learning how to make a good sound come from it, but when I do, it's magical.

barefootgypsy
03-25-2013, 03:16 AM
Thanks everyone! I'm really thrilled with it. I'm partial to 20s-30s songs and this uke is perfect for that sound.

The soprano size does take a bit of getting used to. My kala concert will probably still be my main practice instrument because it's easier for me to learn chords on that size of neck.20's and 30's songs - me too! And I swap about between my concert and my soprano - and Gibson banjo-uke! happy strumming - love that Tin Pan Alley....

teruterubouzu
03-25-2013, 04:20 PM
20's and 30's songs - me too! And I swap about between my concert and my soprano - and Gibson banjo-uke! happy strumming - love that Tin Pan Alley....

Those songs are the best to me! Thanks for replying. I really like your blog and love that banjo uke. Wasn't interested in it until I saw your posts. Cheers!

barefootgypsy
03-26-2013, 01:44 AM
Those songs are the best to me! Thanks for replying. I really like your blog and love that banjo uke. Wasn't interested in it until I saw your posts. Cheers!Thank you so much! You've made my day! :D