While similar multi-string instruments have been made for 100s of years, the North American Tiple was introduced by C.F. Martin in 1919, and it was hugely popular through the '40s amid the ukulele craze of the first half of the 20th Century. Similar in scale to a Tenor ukulele, Tiples traditionally have a deeper body and 10 steel strings that are tuned in four courses (2-3-3-2) with mixed octave strings.
In the 21st Century, Ohana is one of the only brands to reintroduce this 100-year-old design, and in keeping with the popularity of ukuleles these days, it is tuned G-C-E-A (with low octave strings on the G, C, and E courses). The Ohana TK-35-10 is made entirely of solid Mahogany, and it sports proper details such as a bone nut, bone saddle, and a genuine Rosewood bridge.
The Ohana TK-35-10 Tiple offers lush, complex tone with warmth and low register not found on a ukulele. For those who just can’t get enough, the Ohana 10-string Tiple can give those fluttering fingers a proper workout.