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I have been impressed with the quality of the items I've received (especially the fretboards). You've been very helpful with some unusual builds (the suggestion to order a bass fretboard slotted from both ends for two short-scale necks was brilliant). I was very surprised at how quickly I received an order of custom-length truss rods. You have a very happy customer."

Koa

BSKoaBradDavis600Acacia Koa

Hawaiian Koa is easily one of the most sought after tonewoods available, with colors ranging from brown to gold with rich and varying grain. It is also becoming a rare commodity. As a result, you will see some minor defects in the pattern area that we now consider acceptable due to it's scarcity.

Koa looks as exotic as the region it's from. With an open pore structure like Mahogany, it needs to be filled, but works well in all respects with the usual care taken for curly figure.

Grading is based primarily on the amount of figure within the pattern area. We grade the backs and match the sides to the backs after, so the figure on the sides may be slightly greater or weaker than the backs, but will be a good color match. Figure may be tight or broad (we do not grade higher for tight curl).

PLEASE NOTE:
Due to the scarcity of good material, Koa is undeniably expensive. If you are looking for something less expensive, consider the Black Acacia. It is a very close cousin of Koa. Possessing all of Koa's most desirable traits, it is nearly indistinguishable!

Back & Sides Dimensions 
Wood Grading article 
Figured Wood Terms 


B&S, Koa, strong flame, steel string

BSKASSSG005 -  $350.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, steel string

BSKASSSG006 -  $350.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, steel string

BSKASSSG007 -  $350.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, steel string

BSKASSSG009 -  $350.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, steel string

BSKASSSG011 -  $350.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, steel string

BSKASSSG012 -  $350.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, steel string

BSKASSSG013 -  $375.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, steel string

BSKASSSG014 -  $330.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, steel string

BSKASSSG015 -  $350.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, class/OM

BSKACLSG001 -  $340.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, class/OM

BSKACLSG002 -  $340.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, class/OM

BSKACLSG003 -  $275.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, classical only

BSKANSSG002 -  $325.00



B&S, Koa, good flame, steel string

BSKASSGD012 -  $285.00



B&S, Koa, good flame, steel string

BSKASSGD015 -  $295.00



B&S, Koa, good flame, class/OM

BSKACLGD003 -  $275.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, parlor/uke

BSKANSGD001 -  $290.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, parlor/uke

BSKANSGD002 -  $275.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, parlor/uke

BSKANSGD003 -  $275.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, parlor/uke

BSKANSGD004 -  $275.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, parlor/uke

BSKANSGD005 -  $275.00



B&S, Koa, subtle flame, steel string

BSKASSSB010 -  $225.15



B&S, Koa, subtle flame, steel string

BSKASSSB008 -  $225.15



B&S, Koa, subtle flame, steel string

BSKASSSB009 -  $225.15



B&S, Koa, subtle flame, class/OM

BSKACLSB003 -  $217.25



B&S, Koa, subtle flame, class/OM

BSKACLSB004 -  $217.25



B&S, Koa, subtle flame, class/OM

BSKACLSB005 -  $217.25



B&S, Koa, subtle flame, class/OM

BSKACLSB007 -  $217.25



B&S, Koa, subtle flame, class/OM

BSKACLSB008 -  $217.25