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    Default What do you think of the Ohana SK-25Z ?

    I meant to post a CK-25z - the concert size.

    I am considering this as an alternative to buying a tenor uke.
    Uke Republic has them for $229.00 shipped.
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    I like the Zebrawood Ohanas. They are bright and very light-weight. I have always loved zebrawood grain. I used to use it when I did a lot of flyrod building in the Mid 1980s to Late 1990s.
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    I played one of the first SK-25Zs UkeRepublic had. Very nicely made and good sounding instrument. It has a brighter sound than my more mellow mahogany Ohana soprano.

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    I've played one. Looks pretty and sounds decent, but I personally prefer the tone of the mahogany model.

    Are you sure about the price? I thought the sopranos were cheaper than that.

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    I have a SK-25Z, and the suggested retail is $169 on the Ohana website. Maybe they are adding a case to the package. Anyway, I like my Zebrawood uke. Although, I found that string choice was important on that one. I tried Aquila, then Worth Clear, and then Worth Brown. I like the Worth Brown the best so far. So, I have stopped experimenting with that one. I think the Zebrawood gets better sounding with age. I would say about 4 months of playing, off and on, and it really opened up for me.

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    The price on UkeRepublic's site is $148, which includes setup and padded gig bag. I'm not sure how much delivery is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by insaneinthemembrane View Post
    I am considering this as an alternative to buying a tenor uke.
    Uke Republic has them for $229.00 shipped.
    Not sure what an Ohana sk-25z is. Is the Z for zebra wood? Is the s for soprano? Really my post is just a feeble attempt to drive up my post count If this is a zebra wood and it is a soprano then i think that this is a pretty 'ukulele. I do know that UkeRepublic is awesome to deal with and he won't do you wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleadermaus View Post
    I've played one. Looks pretty and sounds decent, but I personally prefer the tone of the mahogany model.

    Are you sure about the price? I thought the sopranos were cheaper than that.
    You are correct, I meant to post a CK-25z - the concert size.

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    The SK22Z has zebra wood back and sides with spruce top. Good sound, light weight, and pretty to look at. About $125. If you are in Southern California, Guitar Merchant has one on the wall you can try out. Otherwise, look here: http://www.ukuleleworld.com/product....id=19954&cat=2

    I know, you were asking about a 25Z. But the 22 is yet another option...
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    I fell in love with the looks of the 22 when I first set eyes on it. The zebrawood is very eyecatching, together with the blonde spruce it comes out like a very nice piece of instrument. So I ordered one.
    I received my Ohana SK22Z just yesterday (one of the last I was told), and I compared it with my first uke, an Aloha 20C (which again is a clone of the low-end Makala), and as I allready noticed in the video by ukerepublic, it's crisp, clear and not to forget loud (in a nice way). Don't know if strings are to be considered as a lot of influence (Aquila on the Ohana, D'Addario on the Aloha).
    First impression was that the Aloha will be the strummer, and the Ohana will be the picker.

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