KoAloha Koa Tenor (KTM-00, TUS#20785)

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KoAloha Koa Tenor (KTM-00, TUS#20785)

Regular Price: $1,430.00

Special Price: $1,216.00

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New KoAloha Gloss Koa Tenor w/ Ebony and Abalone Accents

Pictures show ukulele now available!

This is one of the best tenors you will find!! Tons of volume and clarity, easy to play, and 100% Hawaiian! This is the new model with ebony fretboard and bridge, abalone logo inlay and a new and improved gloss finish. Video shows the same model. 

The KoAloha sound and feel is entirely unique to their line of instruments. Mr. Alvin Okami and his son Paul have developed their own bracing, designs, and at times, completely new instruments. They have approached ukulele making like artists and have given us a wonderful sounding koa ukulele in each size. Here in Hawaii the tenor size is the most popular. Many of KoAloha’s endorsed artists play this model, like Herb Ohta Jr., Raiatea Helm and tons of others. We guarantee that you will love the radiant sounds from this splendid Hawaiian Made koa tenor!

If you had yours eyes open for a good Hawaiian made instrument, this one sounds great, feels great, and as you can see is a beautiful instrument.

This is a tenor-sized instrument and comes with a tenor hardshell case.

We are selling this model with a canvas-covered hardcase and humidifier included!

Get an ukulele from experts in the ukulele market! Get an ukulele from Hawaii! Home of the ukulele!

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  • All Hawaiian koa body
  • CNC-cut sapele tenor neck
  • TUSQ(tm) nut and saddle
  • KoAloha 5-pointed crown headstock
  • Ebony fretboard and straight design bridge
  • 20-fret straight-cut fretboard, joined at the 15th fret
  • Single-piece sidewall construction
  • 4-strings – standard GCEA, setup with either high or low g
  • KoAloha’s patented “Musubi” soundhole
  • High gloss finish
  • “Better than the Weather” Warranty
  • Tenor Canvas Case and Humistat Model1 included

We always final quality control to insure you get the best setup!

Options

This ukulele comes with an Ukecrazy canvas-covered Hard Case. You can upgrade to a wooden hard case in the options below. The included canvas covered case as well as the optional Harshell case -- can be seen in our cases category under the Accessories tab at the top of this page.

Setup Options

Most people shop with us because of the extensive quality control and final setup work we provide at no extra cost on all ukuleles we ship out. However, this is time consuming work and creates a delay in shipping. We now offer "Expedited Setup" for those wanting to receive their instrument faster. See details on the Full Setup and Expedited Setup options, along with current turnaround times for each, at the link- HERE.

Extra Options

One of the options for this ukulele is to trade out the Humistat Model 1, included humidifier, for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18 or OH-5+) at a discount. This is required if you live in a low humidity area (parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc.), or also areas with winter seasons, especially if you heat the air in your house. For more info, refer to the Ukulele Care link at the bottom of this page. If you need to humidify the instrument, then you need a hard case for a humidifier to properly work. Maintain the humidifier by refilling it as needed. 

After adding this instrument to your cart, create your own package by adding a case or accessories from the website.

Under the Accessories tab, customize this instrument by adding strap button(s) or your choice of pickup for plugging in. We recommend either the MiSi or the LR Baggs pickup for this ukulele.

Get a free shipping quote by adding this to your cart. If your cart reaches $400 dollars or more, orders to the US will receive free UPS 2 day shipping. Two days is the time in transit. Before being shipped, your instrument will first go through our setup department so that you get the best instrument for your money. For more information on our setup process, turnaround time, shipping, and return policies refer to the links below in our footer.

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

Aloha!

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An absolute incredible instrument
First of all, the people at Hawaiian Music Supply are wonderful people to deal with. They are concerned about the customer and make one feel like you are the only one.
Now to the instrument. The Koaloha Tenor with "low" g tuning is absolutely magnificent!! The beautiful Koa wood is breath taking to look at, and the sound is the best I have ever heard. It is mellow,plump and projects very well. The timbre of this instrument is so rich one could not want anything more. It responds to musical phrasing making it an instrument capable of great music expression. The sky is the limit!!
The ukulele is a serious instrument, and I am only beginning to unlock some of it's great potential as a solo instrument,for Bach,S.L.Weiss, and just about any music.
This instrument in my opinion is one of the best money can buy. Get one yourself and you will love it for life!
Enjoy!
Dr. Dennis Poland
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Review by Doc Poland / (Posted on 11/18/2014)
Excellent.
I was looking at buying a Koaloha concert uke in January of this year. As I went to make the purchase, I found the instrument I wanted had been snapped up by someone else (possibly seconds before). I e-mailed Andrew asking what went wrong - he explained and assured me they would be receiving new concerts from Koaloha very shortly. The next day he e-mailed me with an offer for a discounted tenor. It had a cosmetic flaw, he said, and if I was interested he'd knock the price down to almost the price of the concert I had previously had my eye on. I said yes, asked if I could get the Oahu hard case added onto my order, and made the purchase.

The uke arrived a few days later via FedEx in Ontario. It sounds great, looks great (I THINK I found the "flaw" - I wouldn't so much call it a flaw as a barely noticeable, slightly different pattern in the wood) AND I found out that the case had been included for free. Andrew gave me a $300 discount on what is (to my eye, and the eye of anyone else who is not a trained luthier/ukulele expert) a flawless instrument and included a hard case for free because he is the best guy.

I cannot recommend the Koaloha KTM-00 or Hawaii Music Supply highly enough.
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Review by Brock / (Posted on 11/5/2014)
Great Uke & great work from TUS!
Just an amazing sound! First time I almost have an acoustic feedback, this uke fills the room! And TUS did a perfect job installing the pickup. You guys were very understanding and quick to answer! Merci beaucoup !
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Review by Johnston / (Posted on 6/5/2014)
Feeling Blessed!
My KoAloha Tenor is a real beauty! That's what I like about KoAloha, there can be such variation in how the koa wood looks between one model and the next which makes each one unique. Joel helped me not only with the set up, but also quite a bit on the business end of things. I've got the feeling I'm not the only one he helps in this way. The sound from my KoAloha is sweet! Very rich and resonant. This is an easy ukulele to play and I can't recommend it enough. Andrew also played a roll in helping me get just the right uke so my thanks go to him too.
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Review by o / (Posted on 4/24/2014)
Very Pleased!
This ukulele has so much to offer! The sound is rich with a resounding sustain that goes on and on. I had Joel fit mine with Fremont strings with a low wound G and it sounds great! One thing that I also really like is its playability. It's easy to play. This is why I would recommend this as a first ukulele or tenor ukulele to anyone looking to get into playing the ukulele.. Yes, it's more expensive than other good models but because it sounds so good and plays so easy you'll be more likely to play it often and stick with it too. Joel and Zach did a great job answering my ton of questions and Andrew was so cool in helping me with my fickle mind. If you take into consideration the free shipping costs, an excellent setup that who's importance I can't stress enough, a free high quality hard case, great service all around from the people at HMS, an already lower price than most ukulele stores, than you are actually getting a really, really good deal on this ukulele and others at HMS. Aloha!
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Review by Doc Ro / (Posted on 2/20/2014)
I Love My Koaloha Tenor!
I have the experience of now owning, and the extreme pleasure of playing, a beautiful Koaloha Tenor. The intonation is perfect all the way up the neck! Furthermore, the tone is responsive to my playing in every way: loud, soft, bright, mellow, delicate and articulate finger picking, or free and expressive, rhythmic strumming. The Worth strings with a low G are a great match for this instrument. The beautiful Koa wood and the pleasing and distinctive head stock, sound hole, and bow tie bridge are a wonderful blend of form and function. The grover tuners allow for precision tuning with ease. The only thing I would wish for in an improvement would be some dots marking the positions on the top side binding to match the beautiful inlaid position markers on the fingerboard. Otherwise, this musical instrument is perfect in every way! I love my Koaloha Tenor!
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Review by osybowl / (Posted on 12/31/2012)
Great sounding tenor
Excellent choice for a Hawaiian built koa tenor. I've had more ukes than I care to mention. This KoAloha tenor is one the best sounding ukes I have played, on par with more expensive or custom ukes. I have only played it in low G, because it sounds so good in low G. It has a clear tone with great bass and mid range frequencies. The wider, thinner neck make it really easy and fun to play. The bound fret board and nicely finished frets also ease playing. It is very light. There is no kerfing in the build. The unibracing works well. Sound-wise the ukes is perfect.

The only small issues I found in the uke that kept if from perfection (5 stars) were in the finish. There was tiny ding (1/8") on the top around the sound hole, under the finish, and a ding on back of middle point on headstock crown, also the "KoAloha" inlay on the bridge had dark smudges (can be corrected with light sanding). While these are hard to notice, you would not expect these on a Kanile'a or Ko'olau. I prefer the sound of this KoAloha tenor to a Kanile'a tenor.
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Review by Doc / (Posted on 12/29/2012)
loud and resonant uke
I love my KoAloha tenor. It is incredibly easy to play, it has incredible tone and unbeatable volume. When strung low g, it is also very balanced. KoAloha also has unparalleled customer service and warranty. Their styling is not for everyone (musibi shaped soundhole and crown headstock), but if you like the looks you cannot beat its sound or value.
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Review by stac / (Posted on 12/29/2012)
Beautiful Ukulele!
This ukulele looks beautiful, is well made and has a very warm and full sound. KoAloha Company is doing it right and I like the "Musubi" patented opening. Not sure if that particular shape has acoustical enhancement value, but it is different and makes me hungry for good Hawaiian musibi hahaha.
I recommend Hawaii Music Supply. Aaron spent so much time with me on the phone explaining the differences in the various uke's. It's as if we got to know each other on the phone. Andrew then helped prepare the uke and it was done in the first class manner. Every uke is tuned by HMS prior to shipping. A great bonus because uke's are like a living thing, everyone is slightly different and tuning makes all the difference in the world. Enjoy!
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Review by Harold of Michigan / (Posted on 12/28/2012)
Great Hawaiian Tenor
Bought my KTM-00 from Music Guy Mic earlier this year. Still in love with it. It's louder and warmer than my Kamaka Tenor. Neck has a great feel, not too thin but not too thick either. Intonation is great. I keep mine in Low G tuning, and have been preferring the Worth Low G clears or PHD Low G strings. There are some building flaws, issues, characteristics depending on how you few them. Fretboard extension has some gaps between it and the body, there are some finish flaws and other minor non tone, structure things with it. But I've seen these minor things with Kamaka and KoAloha. None of these things would stop me from buying these ukes. Great playing and sounding uke, dont regret buying this uke at all!
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Review by Aaron / (Posted on 12/26/2012)
My main addiction!
This beautiful KoAloha tenor is my "go to" uke for any situation. When shopping for my first handmade Hawaiian instrument earlier this year, I spent a long time comparing this against both a Kamaka tenor and a Keli'i koa tenor. Three different price points and three very different ukes, but the KoAloha was the one I kept coming back to. The feel of the neck, the comfortable fretboard, and killer tone and volume just overwhelmed me. And what a cool headstock! Just like Willie Nelson's famous guitar, this ukulele has quickly become my "Trigger".
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Review by ck / (Posted on 12/24/2012)
One of the very best!
I have purchased 2 of the KTM 00 over the past two years from Hawaii Music Supply. What a sweet sounding ukulele especially with the PhD high density strings with Low G. They are best strumming ukuleles I have ever played. Don't get me wrong, individually played notes are very clear, it is just that the ease and beauty of strumming is outstanding. The strings are at a perfect height to make even more difficult chords easier to play.
Friends at music sessions have tried my KTM 00 and they agree that the sound and playability of this instrument make it a great choice for any serious ukulele enthusiast.
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Review by Bo / (Posted on 12/24/2012)
Favorite Tenor
This is my favorite tenor. I really like the brightness of Koaloha ukes, but I also like the way the tenor size gives a little more depth and complexity.

For a Hawaiian made Koa tenor, but the price is actually reasonable, especially considering that this is a glossy finished model.

Playability is great. I love the neck on this tenor.
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Review by Sherr / (Posted on 12/24/2012)
THE Best Tenor Around, Hands Down!
The KoAloha tenor is the best Hawaiian tenor out there! In fact, it is the best tenor in the entire world! I should know, I own three different variations of their tenor models. If you're looking for a resonant instrument that sounds great and plays like butter, look no further. That, together with the legendary KoAloha Better-Than-The-Weather Warranty, make this THE best deal in all of ukedom! Buy this tenor now and you will not be disappointed. Having purchased all six KoAlohas that I own through MGM/Hawaii Music Supply, take it from me, you'll be getting the best deal around!

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Review by Matty C. / (Posted on 12/24/2012)
Ukulele heaven!!!
I looked for months for the right sound...listened to clips, etc. Then at an open mic one night, I heard this ukulele. I thought I was in ukulele heaven. It has the most beautiful full sound. You can hear every note play when you strum and the resonance is amazing, it just rings!! Very nice to hold and play. Great set up done at HMS and this will be my favorite for many years to come.
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Review by Teena / (Posted on 12/23/2012)
Sweet sweet tone
I purchased a KoAloha tenor from a mate of mine, and I couldn't be happier.
It sounds fabulous and just keeps getting better over time. The Koa on this ukulele opens up over time and the ukulele just matures and sounds better and better (Of course, practicing regularly helps tremendously).
It doesn't lose it's clarity after going up the neck and has a ton of sustain on the C string.
Possibly the best tenor I have played.
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Review by Alex / (Posted on 12/23/2012)
beautiful ukulele!
Mike was very helpful in processing my order by phone (long distance call from California). excellent customer service and setup. HMS, thank you!
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Review by marcos / (Posted on 12/22/2012)
slow processing/shipping, good quality
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Review by nooben / (Posted on 8/13/2012)

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