Legendary KoAloha - The Finest Handcrafted Ukuleles
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Hawaiian Koa Series
Our Hawaiian Koa series began in 1995 with one model, the humble soprano. Alvin hand crafted them one at a time and even made his own labels out of wood. While our ukulele have been through a series of improvements, they still ring with the same signature KoAloha sound. As a tone wood, koa produces a nice harmony of warmth and brightness.
The tonal balance of these instruments is a fit for all types of music. From finger picking to strumming, from classical to jazz, the Hawaiian Koa series will play and sound great. All of our koa instruments are produced in our factory in Kaka’ako.
Pikake’s are back!
All Pikake’s come with the same features and specs as the gloss models but with a satin finish. If you are looking for a KoAloha with a more subtle look, the Pikake’s are for you!
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 their koa models.
Hawaiian Mango Series
When people think of Hawaii, images of island scenery, hula dancers, and tropical fruits come to mind. While they are not native to Hawaii, Hawaii mangos are a prized commodity to both locals are visitors alike. People with fruiting trees share with friends and neighbors, exemplifying our local culture. Mango wood is naturally a creamy off white color, but the sugars in the tree sometimes cause spots of yellow, pink, or black.
Like the fruit tastes, mango ukulele sound bold and sweet. Since it’s not a native tree, there are no mango forests and the lumber is only available when a tree needs to be trimmed or cut down. All of our Mango series instruments are produced in our factory in Kaka’ako.