Kamaka "Ohta-san" Concert (HB-2D, S#182246)

Kamaka "Ohta-san" Concert (HB-2D, S#182246)

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Pictures AND video shows the ukulele for sale! This one sounds incredible and looks exquisite!

Also known as the "Ohta-san," this bell-shaped ukulele was designed by Sam Kamaka, Jr. and Herbert Ohta in 1965. It produces sharp, clear tones and was designed primarily for fingerpicking purposes. Deluxe features are rosewood binding, rope purfling and a rope rosette around the sound hole. The fingerboard and bridge are ebony!

The HBD-2 is unique. The scale length is almost an inch longer than their normal concert. With the bell shaped body and factory set wound low G it provides very deep in tonal range. The low G but in this scale is more like the tones of a baritone but in the regular GCEA. It's a wonderful tone and as easy to play as you can imagine.

Corey gives a "raw" sound sample below. We are dedicated to showing true tone so use quality playback for the most accurate listening. 

This is an amazing musical instrument from a legendary company. It is our honor to share the beauty of this instrument. Pictures and video can only do so much, so buy it here now and experience for yourself the wonderful tones of the Ohta-san model Kamaka!

We always include a humidifier with all solid wood instruments. Optional upgrade for low humidity areas.

Additional Information

*Figured koa top, sides, and back

Concert bell-shape

  • Overall length: 24-3/4"
  • Scale length: 15-15/16"
  • Total # frets: 18
  • Frets to the body: 14
  • Gloss

This is ukulele comes with a deluxe wooden Kamaka hardcase

Setup Options

Most people shop with us because of the extensive quality control and final setup work we provide at no extra cost on all ukuleles we ship out. However this is time consuming work and creates a delay in shipping. We are now offering an "Expedited Setup" for those wanting to receive their instrument faster. See details on the Full Setup and Expedited Setup options along with current turnaround times for each at the link- HERE.

Extra Options

One of the options for this ukulele is to trade out the Herco included humidifier for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier OH-18 or OH-5+. This is suggested if you live in a low humidity area (parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc.) or also areas with winter seasons, especially if you are heating the air most of the day and night. For more info see our Ukulele Care page

This comes from the factory with a low G but can be ordered with a high G. Tell us in the Special Instructions box if you would like this and any other our setup or shipping instructions.

After adding this to your cart, take advantage of great deals on Ukulele Accessories. With the purchase of this ukulele you won't pay shipping!

A pickup with installation can be added and you can see more details about them at THIS LINK

Strap buttons can be installed by going HERE


Brand Kamaka

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