The 'Oi No Ka 'Oi
Hawaiian Steel Guitars
Noiseless Signal Change
Fantastic Unplugged Response for Practicing
The Most Technically Advanced Wood HSG You Can Buy
The 'Oi Na Ka 'Oi ( "the best of the best" ) Hawaiian steel guitar family is the outgrowth of an intense study to develop, from scratch with no preconceptions and with the advice of two of the best players in the world, the most advanced and beautiful instrument possible.
The top and bottom body flitches were cut from a native mango tree I harvested off my land in Honokala, Maui two decades ago. These are the finest grades culled from over 3500 board feet of lumber; as the wood is irreplaceable, these steel guitars are limited to 20 laps and 30 legged. They are true collector's items but meant and priced to be played.
Available in 6, 8 & 10 strings, and built to your specifications from a virtually limitless set of options in 10 categories, these instruments are guaranteed for as long as you own them.
Mango flitches laminated to maple core
1¼” thick 7.5# with double truss rods
1:18 Professional ArtFit black medium peg tuning heads
D’Addario balanced nickel strings
Brass nut & intonated brass saddle
10-1, SS, PF1 or TW GeorgeL’s humbucker
Bourns volume control with treble bleed for consistent tone
2 stage (fine or quick) Bourns tone control
Torrified ash marker board
Mother of Pearl inlays
Felt bottom recessed pick & bullet "ashtray"
Felt fiber anti-skid leg pads
Rubber table feet
Conversion varnish finish in "dull rub" (satin) or "medium rub" (semi-gloss)
12mm padded gig bag (lap models)
Custom integral carbon fiber legset
with high strength 2011 aluminum fittings (legged models)
6, 8 or 10 courses
23 or 24 1/4” scale
C6, C13 or specified tuning
Standard or custom string spacing
Standard medium (25#) or light (21#) per string tension
Pole or blade SteelTronics handmade humbucker (+$75)
AA, AAA, AAAA coral & spalted irreplaceable mango grades
Medium (semi-gloss) or dull (satin) rub finish
Lap with padded gig bag or Legged with custom flight case
" I used your lap steels throughout the entire Aloha International Steel Guitar Club convention and found them easy to play and the tone sounded great. The president of the AISGC play on both and he was impressed. The feel and tone your lap steels were very good.
I’ve been showing your lap steel to almost all my many steel guitar students and all like the "ashtray" for the bar and picks.
I am enjoying the tone and feel of your guitar."
Director, Ke Kula Mele & Chairman, HIMELE
Hawaiian Hall of Fame
Virtually unlimited possibilities ~ built to your specifications
Limited to 20 laps and 30 legged collector’s instruments.
"I've really been enjoying your 'Oi lap steel guitar.
Great harmonic response and tone capabilities."
The 'Oi No Ka 'Oi Tone Bar
The slide steelers with grip issues or who find a standard bullet awkward have been looking for!
5/8” x 3 ¼” SS Chromed Byrd style Hawaiian bullet nose steel tone bar
Curved top, coved side mango, walnut or cherry ergonomic handle
Stable and easy to hold on to
Symmetrical design for right or left handed
Improve your playing comfort, accuracy and speed
Handmade in Santa Barbara
$40 / $50 with shipping within USA
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The 'Oi Acoustic Family
5 String Tenor Ukulele
Grand Tenor Ukulele
Grand Baritone Ukulele
FC Crossover Guitar
Steel String Guitar
CB5 (Hi C)
Compact Acoustic Bass
Acoustic Bass Guitar
OM Baritone Guitar
OM Crossover Guitar
OM Steel String Guitar
Hawaiian Teardrop Slide Guitar
Hawaiian Weissenborn Slide Guitar
Hawaiian 6 String Steel (Electric)
Hawaiian 8 String Steel (Electric)
Hawaiian 10 String Steel (Electric)
I Fell in Love...
Taimane, who recorded "Elemental" with her 'Oi Baritone uke and has taken it around the world.
I just fell in love
with the tone of my
'Oi baritone ukulele.