Kanile’a have really upped their game even further with their most recent batch of Oha models. They were always well done but these are now meticulous. In fact apart from the solid mahogany back and sides these are the same build and quality as the full cost satin models.
With the price of Koa going up all the time all koa Kanile’a ukuleles have gone up in price considerably. It’s the same with all the big four K Hawaiian brands now. So Kanile’a have created these new models made with solid koa tops but paired with solid mahogany back and sides. As most of the tone is produced by the top these Ohas maintain that classic bubbly Hawaiian Kanile’a sound.
To keep the costs down we also have a satin finish. This is no bad thing because to my ears Kanile’a’s satin finished ukes have a slightly more open woody sound that I really like. They’re not as glamorous as their more expensive siblings but they sound every bit as good.
This one is a super tenor abs also features upgraded premium koa on the top. It maintains a tenor scale but has a widened bout at the bottom and a bigger body size. You can definitely hear the difference – there is more bottom end to the tone and more volume. I love the sound. It comes strung high G but would handle a low G beautifully.
Ours come with a deluxe padded case to keep your ukulele safe and in great condition. These are top of the range and cost over £100 if bought separately.