These do not come around often, so get yours while you can! The KoAloha Naupaka models have a unique look, but with the tone, projection, crispness, and full bodied sound you expect from a KoAloha. The purpose of the mixed Koa and Mango is to mellow out the high tones and add punch to the low tones, giving this ukulele a nice even tone. It has a beautiful even tone without sacrificing resonance and volume. It has that full bodied resonance and volume! I can not say enough about them! This batch also had exceptional cuts of Mango and Koa, so you will be getting a wood grain work of art. The sides are even "mismatched" going from Koa to Mango to Koa To Mango to Koa To Mango. These are absolutely and absolutely gorgeous and unique to KoAloha model!
This one is priced a little more because it comes with the KoAloha Brand Hard Case which costs me quite a bit more, but I pass on some savings to you by not having to buy it separate. My setups and upgraded humidifier are free! And they also come with a Oasis humidifier. Please keel your all solid instruments humidified. No need to upgrade to these items checkout, that is what it comes with :) Your baby will be well protected. And shipping is free.
The uke you see in the picture is the uke you get. No surprises. So the beautiful quilted Mango and the striped Koa that you see on this model is the combination you will be getting. I take individual pictures of every ukulele I sell because I think it is important for you to have as close to a local buying experience as possible.
From the KoAloha Website:
There is a Hawaiian legend that tells of two lovers with an unbreakable bond, but who are destined to be apart. KoAloha’s interpretation tells a more joyful story. Our Naupaka unites the unlikely couple of Koa and Mango to produce an ukulele with a truly unique aesthetic and tone.
Naupaka ukulele are available in the basic sizes of Soprano, Concert, and Tenor. In this version of the story, Koa is used on the bass side to enhance the richness of tone, while Mango is used on the treble side to compliment with sweetness and a higher register.
Although the legend tells of two separated lovers, we will continue to tell our tale through different combinations of wood. Stay tuned for the next story...
- Hawaiian Koa and Local Mango body
- CNC shaped Mahogany Neck
- TUSQ Nut and Saddle
- KoAloha 5-pointed Crown Headstock
- Thinlam Paua Headstock Logo
- Rosewood Fretboard and Fretboard Binding
- Paua Fret Markers
- Rosewood Bridge
- KoAloha Friction Tuners
- KoAloha’s “Musubi” Soundhole
- Buffed High Gloss Finish
- “Better than the Weather” Warranty
*International Buyers – Please Note:
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.