Tuesday, September 15, 2009

KoAloha 1996 First Generation Soprano All Koa


Here is a very special piece. This is one of the first KoAloha to be produced by Alvin Okami and family. A first generation soprano with the original label! This ukulele features an ALL KOA construction. Koa neck, fingerboard, bridge, and bracing. This ukulele is so early that it does not feature the "unibrace" system that KoAloha now uses on all of it's instruments. Single panel front, back, and sides create more resonance and sustain in my opinion. The newest KoAloha are great as well, but there is just something special about this first generation of instruments. They are becoming increasingly hard to find, especially in good condition. This one came from the KoAloha factory, so it is in prime condition! I will follow this up with a first generation concert tomorrow. Mahalo!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is cool. Out of curiosity, how much is this worth?