Ko'olau CS Spruce Rosewood Slothead Tenor

Ko'olau CS Spruce Rosewood Slothead Tenor

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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.


Additional Information
  • Sitka spruce top
  • South American rosewood body
  • Nitrocellulose semi-gloss finish
  • Ebony fretboard & tie bridge
  • Satin nitrocellulose mahogany neck
  • Macassar ebony faceplate gloss faced slotted headstock
  • Gotoh "Stealth" tuners
  • Ko'olau slim CS hardshell plush case
  • Oasis humidifier
  • Lifetime warranty

Every Ko'olau comes with a deluxe wooden Ko'olau case.

Extra Options

* Put a note in the Special Instructions if you would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything.

* Under the Accessories tab you can also customize this instrument by adding strap button(s) or your choice of pickup for plugging in. We recommend either the Mi-Si or the LR Baggs pickup for this ukulele.

* After adding this instrument to your cart, you can shop further to create your own package by adding other accessories from the website.


Brand Ko'olau
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HMS - Consistant quality ukuleles - Ko'olau CS is amazing
The Ko'olau CS slimline arrived today in perfect condition, this is my 3rd Hawaiian made ukulele that I've received from HMS, every instrument is wonderfully set-up. With all of the great photos, and sound clips of the ukes, you have a pretty good idea of whats going to arrive, but this Ko'olau CS is beyond my expectations. The best ukulele I've ever seen or played by far...
Thanks to the team at HMS and Ko'olau for providing these incredible instruments.
Review by Douglas / (Posted on 9/11/2015)

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