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    Default Ohana quality control query?

    Ok, have bought an O'Nino and when I got it home it I saw that there was glue clearly visible inside in at least 3 areas where it hadn't been cleaned off. Is that normal for Ohana? I would have thought that was a sloppy build. Have messaged Ohana Australia and waiting for a response.

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    Maybe a wee bit sloppy, but if the uke plays well, I wouldn't give it a second thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    Maybe a wee bit sloppy, but if the uke plays well, I wouldn't give it a second thought.
    Agree with this advice. Ohana is generally a lower to mid range ukulele made in Asia that is mass produced. Shining a light into areas that you generally do not see without close inspection should be of lesser concern than how it plays and sounds. Ohana has a good reputation compared with equivalently priced ukuleles.

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    No worries...I'd schmooze with that ooze.
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    Awesome. Thanks for the replies! Another quick question about the tuning. Have seen recommendations for alternate tunings of D, F or Eb tuning. Obviously I still have the original strings on it. Do I need to change the strings to get any of those or is one of them possible with the original strings?
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    Most strings will allow for about 3 half steps up, (no guarantees though).
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    So as a newbie are any of those three tunings three half steps up?
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    Bb, Eb, G, C is probably what you're thinking. With that short scale, the tension should be about right.
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    Sweet, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGiblet View Post
    Ok, have bought an O'Nino and when I got it home it I saw that there was glue clearly visible inside in at least 3 areas where it hadn't been cleaned off. Is that normal for Ohana? I would have thought that was a sloppy build. Have messaged Ohana Australia and waiting for a response.

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    Visible glue is something that reviewers look for when they do a review. Aside from someone at the factory not taking the time to clean it up, that doesn't bother me at all. Given the choice of a gluey uke and a non-gluey uke, I'd take the one without glue showing, though. I certainly wouldn't return a uke because of glue showing.
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