As part of a bid to use less endangered materials like Koa, Abalone and Rosewood in their instruments, KoAloha have devised the new Rosette series. These features all solid Asian Acacia bodies and CITES friendly adornments such as Ebony inlays and bridge. The use of these more environmentally friendly materials in no way reduces the KoAloha mojo; all the volume, pizzazz and clarity in the sound that you expect from KoAloha ukes is here in spades.
Acacia and Koa are in the same family - Koa is a tropical Acacia tree, effectively. Acacia tends to have a more yellowy tinge, whilst Koa can pop with purples, oranges and pinks, but on the ears the result is pretty much identical. There is a fullness to the bass, and a lovely bite in the mid range, which makes for a very good all round sound suitable to many different styles.
The label inside reads "Assembled in Hawaii" as opposed to "Made in Hawaii" because some of the parts are made in the Opio factory in Thailand. If you've seen an Opio, you will know that this is not a bad thing!
All Asian Acacia Body
Ebony inlays on freboard
CNC Shaped Sapele Concert Neck
TUSQ(tm) Nut and Saddle
KoAloha 5-pointed Crown Headstock
20-Fret Fretboard joined at the 15th Fret
Ebony Binding on the edge of the Fretboard
Black geared KoAloha Machine heads
KoAloha’s Patented “Musubi” Soundhole
Semi gloss finish
38mm nut width
KoAloha Flurocarbon Low G strings
Free pod case included!