The 'Oi No Ka 'Oi

Hawaiian Steel Guitars

Pure Tone

Unparalleled Sustain

Noiseless Signal Change

Fantastic Unplugged Response for Practicing

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 preconception 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.

Standard Features

Mango flitches laminated to maple core

1¼” thick 7.5# with double truss rods

1:21 Guyker Professional black medium peg tuning heads

D’Addario balanced nickel strings

Brass nut & intonated brass saddle

10-1, SS, PF1 or TW GeorgeL’s humbucker

Volume and 2 stage tone Bourns audio potentiometers

Torrified ash marker board

Mother of Pearl inlays

Felt bottom pick & bullet tray

Felt fiber anti-skid leg pads

Rubber table feet

Conversion varnish finish

12mm padded gig bag (lap models)

Custom integral carbon fiber legset (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 tray for the bar and picks.

I am enjoying the tone and feel of your guitar."

Alan Akaka

Virtually unlimited possibilities ~ built to your specifications

Limited to 20 laps and 30 legged collector’s instruments. 

Priced from $2795 for a 6 course AA lap guitar with gig bag to 

$3895 for a 10 course AAAA with integral carbon fiber legs and custom flight case.

The 'Oi No Ka 'Oi Tone Bar

The slide steelers 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


You'll find all 'Oi instruments to be easy to handle, a pleasure to look at, and resonant to your ears.  Demos of each instrument are on hand to try out; all new instruments are made to order to your specs & choice of woods. Read on through the menu to find your perfect handmade 'Oi instrument, and send 'Oi a note.

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The 'Oi Acoustic Family


Concert Ukulele


5 String Tenor Ukulele


Baritone Ukulele


Grand Tenor Ukulele


Grand Baritone Ukulele


FC Crossover Guitar


Steel String Guitar


Tenor 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)

'Oi Artists


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.

Andre Feriante

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a hui hou ~ until the next time