Saturday, December 31, 2016

What Ever You Do, Please Play The Taro Patch!


UKE Republic was the first to premier the Ohana CK-35-8 Solid Mahogany Taro Patch Concert Ukulele at the Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway 2016. It was met with much applause and interest. Daniel Ward takes it out for a spin (below).

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Ohana Taro Patch Eight String Concert CK-35-8

Its here! First to Uke Republic, Ohana brings us another classic- Taropatch! These haven't seen production for some time.

Made popular in the early part of the 20th century, this eight string concert is tuned in unison C, so gg CC EE AA. Scale is concert.

The tone is ethereal with its chorus like tones driven by an all solid mahogany body. Gorgeous notes pour out with either finger style or strumming.

We love the featured slot head with classical styled geared machines. The satin finish is smooth and compliments this rich toned solid mahogany instrument.








*Uke Republic includes professional set up for optimal tone and playability using genuine Aquila strings.

FEATURES: 
*Concert Scale 
*Solid Mahogany 
*8 String Slothead w/ Classical Tuners 
*Rosewood Headplate 
*Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge 
*Bone Nut and Saddle 
*Classic White Rosette 
*Pearl Position Dots 
*Side Position Dots 
*Satin Finish 
**UKE Republic Setup Includes Upgraded Aquila Strings 
**UKE Republic Includes Setup for optimal sound and playability

Due to the larger headstock we recommend the RBX Concert and Fremont Concert Cases, found on our website.





Thursday, December 29, 2016

Introducing The NEW! Ohana O'Nina Willow Wood Sopranissimo Ukulele



 Uke Republic is first to offer the new Ohana Willow Wood O'Nina sopranissimo. Small on size but big on fun! Could this be your new travelling companion? These new Ohanas are a blast to play! The total length is about 17" So smaller than Ohana's 19" sopranino. Its body is figured willow wood paired with rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The Strings are genuine Aquila from Italy. A well-crafted ukulele with quality materials. List Price is $199.00 - UR's Price $129.00 *Pro Set Up Included for optimal sound and playability. 
FEATURES: * Small-Bodied Compact Sopranissimo * Willow Top, Back & Sides * Satin Finish * Mahogany Neck * Rosewood Fingerboard & Bridge * Bone Nut & Saddle * Top & Back Body Binding * Aquila Strings * Geared Tuners w/ White Buttons Currently there isn't an exact fit bag for the O'Nina so we recommend with a little looser fit is Ohana's sopranino padded black gig bag. 







Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Ohana TK-50WG Solid Cedar/Willow Tenor Ukulele Demo by UKE Republic





Ohana TK-50WG Solid Cedar Top, Willow Back & Sides Tenor Ukulele

What a magical combination! Solid Cedar Top, Figured Willow Back and Sides. This Ohana Ukulele and others available at UkeRepublic.com

 An instrument that's perfect for a beginner or advanced player. Unique and beautiful, this ukulele combines the tone of a solid cedar top with the beautiful mellow sound of figured willow on the sides and back. Ample projection and brilliant sustain. Outstanding!







FEATURES: Tenor Scale Solid Cedar Top Solid Willow Back/Sides Rope Rosette & Purfling Wood Body Binding Rosewood Fingerboard & Bridge Bone Nut & Saddle Aquila Nylgut Strings Gloss Finish Includes UKE Republic Setup for optimal sound & playability

Saturday, December 10, 2016

One More String, Makes The Ohana CK-35GS Sing!


OHANA CK-35GS Solid Mahogany 5 String Concert Ukulele

Do you have a 5 String Ukulele in your collection?

UKE Republic was first to premier the OHANA CK-35GS at the Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway 2016. Attendees oohed and ahhed!

This five-string concert ukulele has such a rich warm tone and easy playability. The five string gives you both low and high G which makes beautiful harmonies with fingerstyle or strumming. People seem to love the honest and rich tone of the solid mahogany, but the sweet detailing doesn't hurt either! UKE Republic includes setup with Aquila strings for optimal playability and sound.







FEATURES:
* Solid Mahogany Top, Back and Sides * Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge * Rosewood Binding/Headstock Overlay * White Rosette * Geared Tuners * Pearl Fretboard Position Markers * Side Position Markers * Setup with Aquila Strings * Bone saddle and nut * Gloss Finish

Available at http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/ohana-ck-35g5-solid-mahogany-5-string-concert-ukulele

Sailor Solid Cedar Top, Koa Super Soprano Ukulele



So much WOW! Cedar, Koa, Concert Scale Neck, Soprano Size Body! This Sailor Brand Ukulele and others are available at UkeRepublic.com

Sailor Brand Solid Cedar Top, Hawaiian Koa Super Soprano Ukulele

Sailor Brand Ukulele Co. - Hand-crafted, luither made in the USA
Ukulele hand-crafted the classic way. Beautiful sustain and resonance are standard on all models.

High quality, great sound, nothing sacrificed - Stay the course.







FEATURES:
KC-LN-S
Concert Scale/Soprano Body
Solid Cedar Top
Solid Poplar Back/Sides -
covered inside/out w/ Hawaiian Koa Veneer
Rosewood Fingerboard & Bridge
Mahogany Neck
Bone Nut & Saddle
Abalone Inlay Position Dots
Satin Varnish Finish
Grover Geared Tuners w/ Black Buttons
Three Point Headstock
Fluorocarbon Strings
Setup Included

http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/ohana-ck-35g5-solid-mahogany-5-string-concert-ukulele

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

LoPrinzi Solid Mahogany Soprano Ukulele Demo Video by UKE Republic



Looking for a soprano ukulele with a nice warm vintage vibe? LoPrinzi All Solid Dark Mahogany Soprano Ukulele, Hand-Crafted in Florida, USA. This one and other LoPrinzi Ukuleles are available at UkeRepublic.com.







LoPrinzi Solid Dark Mahogany Soprano Ukulele 
Hand-Crafted in Florida, USA

FEATURES:
Soprano Scale
Solid Honduran Mahogany Top
Mahogany Back/Sides
Rosewood Fingerboard & Bridge
Bone Nut & Saddle
Gotoh Friction Tuners w/ Black Buttons
Dark Vintage Satin Stain
Mother of Pearl Position Markers
*UKE Republic includes Setup for optimal sound and playability*

Thursday, May 19, 2016

All NEW KoAloha Opio Ukulele Series for 2016

It was January 2016 at the winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show when I found out about the new KoAloha Opio. I was very excited to find out KoAloha was using solid acacia and were implementing a satin semi-gloss finish on these. Surely this would be a winner.

Well fast forward into spring 2016 and we received our first shipments of these new KoAloha Opios and I must say we are very impressed. The first look and play on these ukuleles said it all!

KoAloha Opio All Solid Acacia Concert Ukulele
  • The fit and finish are top notch. KoAloha is making these in Thailand but with trained luthiers building the KoAloha way with KoAloha's molds and jigs. The tonewood is solid acacia which looks and sounds very close to its Hawaiian koa relative but priced at a fraction of the cost.
The KoAloha Opio Series Features: Signature Musubi Soundhole, Signature Orange Etched Friction Tuners, Etched Headstock Logo, and Signature KoAloha Embossed Rosewood Bridge.
  • The sound is all KoAloha. Rich with plenty of projection we all love. The sustain lingers and lilts, like an ocean wave.
  • Playability is once again total KoAloha. Easy, lean, fast neck that's perfect for any style of player. Strum it, pick it and you'll feel how good these really are.
Currently, KoAloha offers these new Opios in soprano standard, concert, and tenor.
Uke Republic is an authorized KoAloha Ukulele dealer and carries their full line of Hawaiian and Opio ukuleles including special editions and limited series. Uke Republic ships all over the world since 2007, so please don't hesitate to order your KoAloha Ukulele from Uke Republic or come and pay us a visit at our store right outside of Atlanta.

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