KoAloha Spruce Top Purpleheart Tenor (Special Issue #17687)

KoAloha Spruce Top Purpleheart Tenor (Special Issue #17687)

Regular Price: $2,200.00

Special Price $1,890.00

Availability: Out of stock



A Rare & Beautiful KoAloha Tenor

This year KoAloha is doing a few small batches of unique Special Issue models.This one has a spruce top and the striking purpleheart wood for the sides and back. It has a striped ebony bridge and fingerboard, trimmed off with curly koa binding, and protected with a gloss lacquer finish. This Special Issue has a different bracing system from the stock KoAloha, and the sound is extra balanced with exceptional sustain. 

Pictures show the "Special Issue" that just came in! Video shows the same model from this batch. Corey samples it for us. Our sound samples have no post production. Listen on quality speakers or headphones to hear the true tone.

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 and this is one of the finest in sound and look that we have experienced. We guarantee that you will love the radiant sounds from this splendid spruce top Hawaiian made tenor!

This is a tenor sized instrument and comes with a canvas covered hard case.

Get an ukulele from experts in the ukulele market! Get an Ukulele from Hawaii, home of the Ukulele!

Additional Information
  • Body - Purpleheart sides and back, North American Englemann Spruce
  • Neck - Genuine Mahogany with Paua logo inlay
  • Fret board and Bridge - Ebony/koa
  • Tuners - KoAloha geared tuners
  • Finish - Gloss

Includes hard case and Herco humidifier (up-gradable). We always final quality control and insure you get the best setup!


This is ukulele comes with a UkeCrazy canvas-covered hardcase. Optional upgrades can be chosen at the Cases section under the Accessories tab at header menu after adding this to your cart.

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 are now offering an "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 Herco HE-360, 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 home. For more info refer to the Ukulele Care link at the bottom of this page. If you think you need to humidify the instrument, then you also need to keep it in the hardcase when not playing for a humidifier to properly work, and you need to maintain the humidifier by refilling it as needed. 

This ukulele comes with a low g unless you want high G. There's a checkbox option for that.

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

Free domestic and international shipping.

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


Brand KoAloha

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