KoAloha’s Opio series instruments are built to the same specs as their koa and mango series, using asian acacia, rather than koa. While they are similar, koa is Hawaii’s native acacia, found nowhere else in the world. Different types of acacia have tonal differences and the asian acacia that the Opio are built from tends to be more dense than most koa. This gives the Opio ukulele a deeper tone, when compared against one of KoAloha’s koa models.
While the difference is subtle, most players with a little bit of experience will feel and hear the difference. Aside from the nuances in tone, the Opio rings with the same KoAloha voice and volume at a much more affordable price range. They are great instruments for both beginners and experienced players alike.
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.
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Solid Acacia
Neck: CNC Shaped Mahogany
Fingerboard & Bridge: Sapele
Fretboard Binding: Sapele
Fingerboard Inlays: Maple Dot
Headstock: KoAloha 5-Point Crown Headstock
Nut & Saddle: Tusq
Tuners: Opio Geared Tuners
Soundhole: KoAloha “Musubi”
KoAloha Padded Gig Bag 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