OHANA SK-28 12-fret, Premium Solid Mahogany Top/Back/Sides, Vintage Nunes/Dias Styling, Rope Binding (Limited Edition)
And since I am an ole coot, I am particularly fond of icons that have stood the test of time because they continue to be remembered and loved. Icons are everywhere.
What determines if a ukulele becomes an icon? Well, they must be broadly accepted, they must be outstanding to compared to others available when they were made.... and most importantly they must stand the test of time.
Wonderful things can happen when a ukulele is so revered that it is reissued so their history and memory can be enjoyed today by many people... not just the elders that remember them from years gone by.
Sometimes, an iconic ukulele is so revered that they are reissued so uke players today can enjoy the power-house instruments of years past. Louis Wu of Ohana Music seeks to reissue the great ukuleles of the past only when skilled craftsmen are found for their limited production. I am really pleased that Ohana Music does not have "me-too" cookie-cutter ukuleles.
Manuel Nunes was one of the earliest ukulele makers and crafted ukuleles for more than 40 years. It is interesting that Samuel Kamaka and his son Leonardo Nunes were apprentices and continued making quality ukuleles. In 1998, the Ukulele Hall of Fame inducted Manuel Nunes into their honorees.
We are excited to say that Ohana now has the Ohana SK-28 soprano and the CK-28 concert, which are vintage Manuel Nunes re-issue ukuleles. Available quantities are limited.