Ohana SK39 Solid Mahogany Soprano Ukulele (Vintage Martin Inspired)
The secret to a decent soprano ukulele is a good, stiff and lightweight body, and the Ohana SK39 does it perfectly. Too much weight in the body kills the vibrations and therefore the sound is quieter. This cleverly designed model has a beautifully lightweight body, and you do notice that the sound is a bit louder than other cheaper Ohana sopranos, and other sopranos from different brands at the same price.
This soprano ukulele is modelled after the 1930s Martin Style 3M ukuleles. This cracking little uke has bundles of character, wonderful sound and vintage looks. Check out the fretboard stripe and the beautiful inlay on the bottom bout.
Although not reliced, they have a pronounced vintage quality to the finish in that a lot of the grain, pores and features in the wood are visible. If you want a mirror sheen gloss finish, choose something else, but if you want that vintage soprano mojo in spades at a reasonable price, with a big and bold sound this is worthy of your shortlist.
Solid Mahogany top, back sides
Ovangkol fingerboard and bridge
Maple binding with black and white purfling
12 frets to body, 17 in total
35mm Nut Width
28mm String Spacing at Nut
Gotoh friction tuners
Aquila Super Nylgut High G strings
Bone saddle and nut
Vintage satin finish