The Koaloha Hawaiian Koa series began in 1995 with one model, the humble soprano. Alvin handcrafted them one at a time and even made his own labels out of wood. While Koaloha ukuleles have been through a series of improvements, they still ring with the same signature KoAloha sound. As a tonewood, koa produces a nice harmony of warmth and brightness.
The tonal balance of these instruments is a fit for all types of music. From fingerpicking to strumming, from classical to jazz, the Hawaiian Koa series will play and sound great. All of Koaloha’s koa instruments are produced in their factory in Kaka’ako.
We inspect each and every instrument we ship out for maximum playability. We adjust the action and adjust intonation when needed. If you would like a specific adjustment, just add it to your order notes and we would be happy to adjust to your liking.
The exact appearance of new instruments vary. These photos may not be of the actual instrument you will be receiving. Actual photos available upon request.
Body: Solid Hawaiian Koa
Neck: CNC Shaped Mahogany
Nut & Saddle: Tusq
Headstock: KoAloha 5-Point Crown
Fingerboard & Bridge: Ebony
Fingerboard Binding: Ebony
Logo: Thinlam Paua
Frets: 20 (15th Meets at the Body)
Tuners: KoAloha Geared Tuners
Soundhole: KoAloha “Musubi”
Finish: Buffed High Gloss
Case or Gig Bag Not Included.
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary.