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Tele295
07-25-2013, 08:14 AM
My birthday present from my darling appeared a few days early. I have the best wife ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She wants me to use it at the Kanikapila this Sunday (my actual birthday.

So it's an Ojai Valley uke. I haven't heard them discussed here, but it is really a fine instrument. Solid Koa back and sides, California redwood top. My local dealer, Anacapa Ukulele, carries them, and this tenor had so much more presence and punch, even more than the Kanile'a premium and Koaloha on the wall next to it. It came stock with Worth Browns, but I may change those out in a while.

Since it didn't happen without pix, here they are:5630756308

If you'd like to see more, OVHU website is http://www.ojaivalleyhandmadeukuleles.com/. No formal affiliation with me.

Tonya
07-25-2013, 08:39 AM
Congrats on the ukulele--and the wife! I'll bet that redwood gives an amazing sound.

SailingUke
07-25-2013, 08:58 AM
Congrats & Happy B'day.
See you Sunday at the Kanikapila !!!

Tele295
07-25-2013, 09:08 AM
It is also due to have a K&K Aloha Twin pickup installed soon!

Newportlocal
07-25-2013, 09:12 AM
Congratulations on the new uke day. Looks great. Sounds like you have a great wife.

Kayak Jim
07-25-2013, 09:13 AM
About the uke: Very nice! I especially like the dots in place of a rosette. Give a unique look.

About the wife: Does she have a sister? :rolleyes:

Tele295
07-25-2013, 09:26 AM
About the wife: Does she have a sister? :rolleyes:

Yes she does. Beauty pageant winner, too, but very high maintenance ;)

mm stan
07-25-2013, 11:29 AM
Congrat and happy birthday....I guess you won twice...the uke and the wifey....Happy Strummings..

PhilUSAFRet
07-25-2013, 01:04 PM
Congrats...great looking uke. K&K twinspot.....gonna enhance that sweet redwood sound.

connor013
07-25-2013, 01:08 PM
Congrats! Any spouse who can choose -- and buy! -- a uke is good people.

Hammond
07-25-2013, 06:43 PM
Congratulation & Happy Birthday to you! Ukulele is a good loyalty best friend:D

Dan Uke
07-25-2013, 07:27 PM
Would love to hear a sound sample...I've seen them advertised on CL.

tigersister
07-25-2013, 09:02 PM
Tele295, redwood and koa is a great combo. Congrats on the new uke, a wonderful spouse, and well wishes for your birthday!

Tele295
07-27-2013, 12:57 PM
Would love to hear a sound sample...I've seen them advertised on CL.

Here's a quick vid - no charge for mistakes!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZD-cQkuUyU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Cheeso
02-25-2014, 08:07 AM
I know this is an old thread, but I just saw and played one of these this weekend at U-Space, and it sounded great. You're right about the punch and presence. I loved the tone of this baby.

Are you still loving this uke?