Zac Steimle, a ukulele maker based in Ecuador, contacted me last week to mention some videos he has made of two Peruvian friends of his, Wilfredo and Paul Hermoza, playing his own ukulele. So we get to carry on our tour of Latin America with the sound of a handmade Ecuadorian ukule from Oceana ukuleles.
Here is Zac‘s description of his ukulele, which you will see featured in the videos :
“It is the first uke I built; it has a Bolivian Rosewood back and sides and a Western Red Cedar top (sinker Cedar). It has great tonal qualities bright and bold but not overly so, cedar helps maintain some warmness in it’s tone.”
Listen to what Wilfredo Hermoza, a guitarist from Abancay in Peru, makes out of his first attempt at playing a ukulele :
And this is Paul Hermoza, another guitar player from Peru having a first go at the ukulele :
Thanks to Zac for pointing me to these videos. For more videos of Oceana ukuleles, visit their site.