November 27, 2018

The Newbie:

This year, Ohana introduced our new Starter Pack. The Packs include an SK-10, PK-10 or SK-10 Colored Soprano with installed strap pin, plus the following accessories to get started with: GB-21 bag, CT-22 tuner, USS-1 shoulder strap, sticker, get started booklet, and a FREE lesson with Jeffrey Thomas. A great choice for those that want to bring a little more music into their lives!


ukulele starter pack set


Each Starter Pack is lovingly put together at Ohana HQ in Long Beach, CA; ensuring the new musician in your life starts out with everything they need to get playing!



Not only that, Jeffrey Thomas offers lessons via Skype, so any time or location is within reach! A second great gifting option is our classic SK and CK DIY Ukulele Kits in Mahogany. Not only will you be giving the gift of music, you can also decorate and assemble the ukulele with the giftee for some serious quality time. And who couldn’t use more of that!? A particularly great fit for those with an extended holiday break for school this year, or for spending a little time in grandpa’s woodshop!



Louis’ Pick:

“What can be more fun and approachable than the Shakerlele?! These ukulele-shaped wooden shakers are great fun for everyone, even those new to music and rhythm.”


The Collector

Need something for the collector who seems to have everything?  We carry a number of unique instruments perfect for a new tone! This year, Ohana released Concert and Tenor scale Banjoleles in Open and Closed Back styles–these Maple Body Banjoleles fast becoming popular for their plucky voice. These lovely instruments project like none other!


Ohana -120 Banjolele Series

  What’s tiny, sweet, and loved by all? Our TTPK-25G and TTPK-70G! The Sopranissimo ukes are tiny, but don’t sacrifice tone. The -25G, in all solid mahogany, features a pineapple cutout headstock. Abalone purfling compliments the high gloss of the -70G in solid spruce and mahogany. The DB-17BK is worth including, this deluxe bag is made especially for our 17 inch ukes, and will keep these all-solid beauties safe.


Ohana TTPK/ TPK-25G and TTPK/ TPK-70G

Calling all ‘lefty’s! In honor of Friend of Ohana (and left-handed wonder!), world class bassist Jennifer Lietham, we’ve made our short scale bass, the OBU-22, available in a left-handed version. Ohana is also proud to unveil our -35GCE-LH models for the left-handed player. These models feature the same great appointments as our -35GCE series; including a sweet cutaway and built in pickup.


Ohana CK-35GCE-LH and TK-35GCE-LH


Steph’s Pick:

“Our new collaboration with Marcy Marxer is a pretty sweet instrument. The all-solid BK-35CG got a new cutaway and eq option, perfect for the more accomplished player. I think having a baritone in your collection is a great idea, and many arrangements sound darn good on one, too!”


The Artiste’:

Our DIY Kits have become the go to for a quality customizable option that retains the instrument quality. Each DIY Kit is set up, just like our typical line, and includes everything needed for a completely playable instrument once put together. Our NEW -15W Kits are based around our SK-15WG in laminate willow. The natural patterning of willow allows for a wily canvas, perfect for accentuating with a transparent color wash, or sunburst pattern.


The kits are incredibly versatile allowing you encourage the receiver’s inner artist and self expression. The choices are endless!


The Jet-Setter:

Ohana has been lucky enough to work with a number of professional musicians over the years. One thing they all have in common is a need to travel between gigs and venues. With those folks in mind we have a few suggestions for the traveler in your life! During a tour, the last thing you want to worry about is the safety of your musical instrument. With the ever-decreasing number of allowed bags and space for passengers, it can be tough to travel with peace of mind. Our UCFG series cases are the ultimate protector. Featuring a fiberglass shell, premium hardware and denim cover you’ll also be traveling in style.


Ohana Fiberglass Ukulele Cases: UCFG Series

A great lightweight option is our ABS series cases in ABS plastic. Fit to the Ohana line and available in three colorways, these cases are a wonderful accessory to compliment your ukulele. 


abs ukulele casesOhana ABS Ukulele Cases

The DB2-XX is a perfect option for those who have more than one ukulele they’d like to travel with. The well padded bag is a safe option for carrying two ukes, plus your most essential accessories. We especially like the hands-free option;  backpack style straps make this bag a breeze to carry through an airport. (or to run frantically to your gate for that layover!) 


Steph’s Pick:

"I just love the UCS-XX faux leather cases, and I am so happy we added a purple and yellow colorway this year. Additionally, we’ve upgraded the case to include a neck pillow for the instrument, and I absolutely LOVE the loop for hanging the bag– it keeps it off questionable surfaces like bathroom floors!”


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