Ko'olau CS-O Cedar Top Koa Tenor ("Pyro Leaves")

Ko'olau CS-O Cedar Top Koa Tenor ("Pyro Leaves")

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This is a new custom Ko'olau from Noa Bonk. It has a "one-off" design on the cedar top collaborating with local pyrography artist Dino Muradian. Pyrography is a wood burning art and Dino does this art better than anyone we've ever seen. 

For over 20 years Noa has been building fantastic ukuleles, but he never stopped refining his methods and the result is truly exceptional instruments like this one. This lightweight tenor has a big vibrant tone. Tobias and Corey give us a sound sample. Sample with Ko'olau Aho low G set.

This tenor features a Western Red Cedar top and gorgeous figured koa sides and back as well as the faceplate on the slotted headstock. It's protected with a perfect nitrocellulose semi-gloss natural finish for smooth sliding and with the 12" radius fretboard it's extremely comfortable. The fretboard and bridge are ebony as well as the body binding which is accented with purfling strips. 

This one was originally going to be a custom order. So it had an endjack hole drilled for a pickup. SO just let us know what pickup you would like installed and you will get a free pickup install with it as well.

The CS is the contemporary series with a more rounded body shape and radius fretboard. The O stands for Omakase which is a Japanese term which is usually used in restaurants where the customer wants to leave the choices to the master chef. So CS-O is an instrument that Noa has made all the choices on. I find these type of builds where the luthier makes what they want and chooses all the materials to often be the best and this instrument is certainly one of the finest ukes we've experienced.

On top of that, each of these pyrography pieces Dino does for Ko'olau is unique. This is actually the first one he has done for Ko'olau and it's an incredible tenor with one of a kind art. 

The sound of this uke is inspiring and the level of meticulous craftsmanship is unparalleled!

Get this amazing custom CS-O Ko'olau Tenor NOW (if it says, "In Stock")!

Additional Information
  • Western Red Cedar top
  • Koa body, faceplate
  • Abalone rosette
  • Ebony fretboard, bridge, and binding
  • All hide glue construction
  • 12" radius fretboard
  • Pin bridge with snakewood pins
  • Mahogany neck 
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Hardshell plush case
  • Oasis Humidifier
  • Free Shipping
  • Lifetime Warranty

This is ukulele comes with an arched top wooden hardcase.

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.

We include the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier. For more info see our Ukulele Care link at the bottom of the site.

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


Brand Ko'olau

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