KoAloha KSM-10RP Royal Pikake Solid Hawaiian Koa Soprano Ukulele Satin #01
KoAloha's koa Pikake soprano is a seriously beautiful ukulele. Updated for 2022 with geared tuners, an ebony faceplate inspired by KoAlohas own custom shop ukes and even a KoAloha branded hard case, It combines effortless playability with bags of tone, projection and stunning natural looks. You won't find a better koa soprano than this.
KoAlohas are the best and most vibrant sounding koa ukuleles currently being made in Hawaii. Their clever internal bracing allows the top to vibrate for longer and harder. That means more volume and sustain, which are hard to achieve at soprano scale.
This soprano model, the Pikake, has a Satin finish, which allows the sound to be a little more open and a little mellower than its glossed sister, the KSM-00. Whilst retaining all of the bombast and vitality in the sound, the Pikake just has the brighter edges smoothed off, sounding a little dreamier and floatier.
KoAloha use no grain filler before applying the satin finish. This allows the instrument to sound as amazing as it does, but it does mean that you have to expect small cosmetic anomalies and flaws, where features and grain in the wood show through the finish.
Pictures show actual instrument that you will receive.
All Hawaiian koa body
CNC shaped sapele neck
TUSQ(tm) nut and saddle
KoAloha 5-pointed crown headstock
12-fret fretboard, joined at the 12th fret
37mm nut width
Ebony fretboard binding
KoAloha's patented Musubi soundhole
Abalone headstock decal
Clear fluorocarbon high G strings
Comed in a KoAloha hard case