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Thread: New Keith Ogata Mo'olelo Tenor Ukulele

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    Default New Keith Ogata Mo'olelo Tenor Ukulele

    Beautiful custom Keith Ogata Mo'olelo SE Tenor ukulele. Keith has been building custom ukuleles here in Hawaii for over twelve years and has mastered a design that is both aesthetically appealing and wonderful in tone. Constructed of a premium Hawaiian Koa face, back, and sides, this custom piece also emphasizes a solid Koa fretboard, bridge and neck as well. Maple wood binding around the soundboard. Neck is also accented with maple inlay. Professional Grover Mini Rotomatics machine tuners. Maple wood position marker inlays and much more. A beautiful and rare piece that rings true the wonderful tones, rich and clear, of Hawaii. The ‘オ’ on the headstock is the Japanese character for the phonetic sound ‘O’ as in Ogata. This symbol is branded into the headstock of each ukulele and was something passed down to Keith over three generations. The character has always been the symbol of the family business. Keith’s grandfather, who had initially requested the brand to be made, owned a small business in Hawaii selling handcrafted Japanese ‘Geta’ or ‘wooden sandals’ on which he would burn this symbol into each sandal. This tradition has continued for three generations beginning with Japanese ‘Geta’ and continuing on in its tradition with beautiful custom ukuleles. Overall length: approx. 28.00" Upper bout: approx. 7.00" Waist: approx. 5.75" Lower bout: approx. 9.50" Body length: approx. 12.00" Body depth: approx. 2.88" Scale length: 18.25" Fret width at nut: 1.50" Fret width at body: 1.63" Finish: Clear Satin

    This is from the last batch of Ogata ukes that will sell at this discounted price. Keith will be raising his prices from those built here on out.

    For more info email syacavone@gmail.com or check out additional photos at http://ukulelefriend.com

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    Sean, any sound samples available?

    Nana ka maka; ho`olohe ka pepeiao;
    pa`a ka waha.

    Observe with the eyes; listen with the ears; shut the mouth.
    Thus one learns.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanaka916 View Post
    Sean, any sound samples available?
    Here's a couple vids. Not the exact model. These have the sound hole on the side, not the top.

    From Shawn's site -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KBU1ZpJZgk

    and a couple more.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MktyUqB520o - strung low-g
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsi06rgyiEk - 2 together, one low-g, the other high-g.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAbhrjM-MNs - low-g tuned a full step down
    Last edited by deach; 01-22-2009 at 08:38 AM.

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    Aloha All,

    I don't have a soundfile of this instrument at the moment but I'll try to get one up on youtube over the weekend, time permitting.

    I'll be sure to post the link here thereafter.

    Mahalo,
    Shawn

    http://ukulelefriend.com

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    I looked but did not see the price.....How much????

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    I believe it was posted for 650$ on the FFM site. Now I had one of these and they have a heck of a sound fr the price. They should be in the 1100-1200 range.


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    Looks pretty sweet!

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