- Genuine Mahogany back and sides
- Select Straight-Grain Koa top
- Solid Genuine Mahogany neck
- Walnut fingerboard and bridge
- Koa head plate
- Black Poplar position markers and logo
- Chrome Kanile`a open geared tuners
- Plastic bridge pins
- NuBone nut and saddle
- Aquila supernylgut strings
- UV cured Natural finish
Available in Concert, Tenor and Super Tenor
In answer to customer and dealer feedback, Kanile`a `Ukulele introduces the Oha Series for 2019. This Kanile`a, handcrafted in Hawai`i, is perfectly priced for the `ukulele player who wants a median-priced Hawaiian instrument.
This solid body Kanile`a is built with genuine Mahogany back and sides with a select Koa soundboard. A Walnut fingerboard and bridge combo make this a perfect gift to ship overseas CITES-free. And the Oha comes with a modified TRU-R (Total Resonating `Ukulele-Redesigned) bracing system. Created by Kanile`a founder and master luthier Joe Souza, the TRU-R bracing system’s touch-release-touch set up guarantees an incomparable resonance and sustain while properly supporting and strengthening the integrity of the instrument’s body. It is completed with a UV Cured Natural finish.
“We quietly introduced the Oha at Winter NAMM this year,” says Kanile`a sales director Nainoa Gibson, “and the response was phenomenal! Like every Kanile`a, people fell in love with the look and the sound of this `ukulele. But it’s the price point that made all the difference.”
Oha has several meanings in Hawaiian. It means “spreading and thriving.” It also means to “show affection and joy.” The creation of this Kanile`a off-shoot is to spread the joy of playing and owning a fine Hawaiian handcrafted instrument at an affordable price.