The CE Ko'olau has been used by many local professional musicians because of it’s feedback resistance, big warm sound, and extremely smooth feel. Now there is an affordable version and the quality is right on par.
This model is satin finish with a solid chambered all acacia body. It will come with a Pono passive pickup unless you choose the active Misi pickup in the options below.
Along with a truss rod to fine tune perfect action, it also features a radius fingerboard for a buttery smooth playing experience. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge are stunning and the custom made hardshell case is the finest CE Ko'olau case to date. These are made in the Ko'olau Java factory and pickup installation and setup is done at our workshop right next to the Ko'olau custom shop in Wahiawa Hawaii.
The body is chambered for extra resonance while plugged in, a lighter weight, and that chambering gives it enough acoustic sound to enjoy and practice with it unplugged.
John Kitakis, owner of Ko'olau, has been working with his talented crew across the ocean every month! He is determined to produce a superior product and the finest materials are used. This video shows the Pono next to similar options on the market. More videos soon!
If you would like a pro level Tenor with top of the line live and recording capabilities, a unique and beautiful uke that you can play at night without waking up the kids, and bring on trips without taking up much space. If all that sounds good, then try the TE, we think you'll love it.
This is a tenor sized instrument and comes with a tenor hardshell case made just for it. Pics are stock typical.