Picture and video show the unique and beautiful tenor now available to you (if it says "In Stock"). It's very rare for us to have any available Ko'olau because most of what comes in has been custom ordered through our "Design and Custom Order" listings found HERE. The wait is typically about 10 months one of these finely crafted instruments to be completed. What is very cool about this particular uke is some of the features are not normally offered. Noa made this one for our store and it's special in many ways.
First of all, this Ko'olau has a side sound port. This can open up the sound and clarity of an instrument especially to the player. Another unique feature is the body depth. This CS is 2 3/8" deep at the lower bout and 2 7/64" at the upper bout. A regular CS is 3 1/8" to 2 3/4". This makes it extra comfortable to reach around and also fits perfectly into a thinner case that Ko'olau made for it. What does it do to the sound? Corey had this to say:
"I thought the thinner body wouldn't sound as big and deep, but it does! It sounds great!"
I agree. This is one of the richest tones I have heard from any ukulele.
Take a listen to this completely untouched sound sample, no compression, reverb, or alteration. Just beautiful tones from a phenomenal ukulele played by Corey. This is a w/4 Low G Alohi tenor string set.
Kalei gives us a sample with high G. This is an all plain Ko'olau Alohi string set.
This custom-made tenor was built by Noa Bonk and finished by Ryan Condon. It is from their CS (Contemporary Series) line, which means it has the more rounded body shape, radius fretboard, and this one also has an upgraded slotted headstock and a perfect semi-gloss nitrocellulose finish. It is built using only hide glue and the finest quality wood. The top is sitka spruce. The back and sides are beautiful South American rosewood that is bound in curly Hawaiian koa.
This ukulele is extremely easy to play with nice low action. It's very light in weight, but it has fat tone and is one of the finest ukes to ever come to us. We are proud to offer this incredible from one of Hawaii's top custom builders.
Comes with a Ko'olau hardcase and Oasis Humidifier.