KoAloha have been very clever here. They have taken their designs for soprano, concert and tenor ukuleles as well as their D6 Guitalele, and had them made in Acacia in a very, very good factory in Thailand. The result? Astonishing value for money!
Most of the design features, the DNA if you will, that make KoAloha what they are are found here: the 5 pointed crown headstock, the slinky feeling neck, the Musubi soundhole shape, the clever internal unit-bracing, the attention to detail, and the sheer flamboyance of the sound. In fact, the sound is very, very similar to the Koa models that KoAloha are so famous for. The build quality is just as tight, and feel in the hand just as good.
As with KoAloha's hawaiian Guitalele, the unique wider thinner neck shape makes this Guitalele especially suitable for a classical guitarist or somebody with bigger hands. The whopping 50mm nut seems strange on an instrument of this size but its easy to feel lost without it when you try other Guitaleles.
This is a really serious alternative to brands such as Pono and Uluru in the mid price point. If you want an instrument overflowing with real capability and bags of charisma, then look no further. I can't bring to mind a Tenor Guitalele that feels and sounds this good as this price point. It really does punch way above its weight!
Pictures show actual instrument.
All Solid Acacia body
Mango wood fretmarkers
15 frets to body, 20 in total
Wide 50mm nut width
Light Gloss finish
TUSQ Nut and Saddle
Closed back geared tuning machines
Fluorocarbon KoAloha strings, tuned A to A