"Nothing can bring my stress levels down quicker than playing the Ukulele on the beach. My Oceana uke means a lot to me. It's a well made instrument with a rich, beautiful tone crafted by like-minded, saltwater souls up in Washington.
A Hawaiian instrument, crafted by Washington surfers, played on the shores of California. Feels like a Pacific Ocean brotherhood with more commonalities than differences."
-Jon Foreman of Switchfoot,
San Diego, CA
"Since I own an Oceana ukulele, I'm picking it up often and exploring all the lovely places one can go with this sweet four-stringed instrument. These are really wonderful instruments and when you play an Oceana, the sound harkens back to a sweet and simpler time of music-that's at least how it affects me."
--Phil Keaggy, Nashville, TN
Phil Keaggy is an American acoustic and electric guitarist and vocalist who has released more than 50 albums and contributed to many more recordings in both the contemporary Christian and mainstream markets. He is a seven-time recipient of the GMA Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, and was twice nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album. He has frequently been listed as one of the world's top-three "finger-style", as well as "finger-picking", guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine readers' polls.
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Bob "DaDawg"'s Octavìn
"Say hey, i got da Supa-Uke home...90.7dBthat is 'bluegrass loud' my friends, aka KILLER ;-)way cool great workmanship and quality of sound.super well balanced with no barking/wolf notes.i am sooo happy with this monster axe, luv ya baby."
-DaDawg, Santa Cruz, CA
"I was at the Northern California Wine Country Ukulele Festival, I spent quite a bit of time talking to the guys in the Oceana both. They were one of about 20 fine luthiers. They had something the called a Supa’lele which was a five fret short beautiful guitar ADGCEA. My ukulele buddy Bob “DaDawg” (see the coment above) from Santa Cruz swiped it up into his collection without much hesitation!
I thought that the rosette designs were quite beautiful and perhaps they have an Equadorian flair. See the Oceana site gallery. The fronts were quite thin and the polish was much like my DaSilva ukulele. And the prices were a bit lower that other custom luthiers."