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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!

Because these sets are one-of-a-kind, they cannot be reserved.  Once a set is purchased, it will disappear from the page. If a set was already put in another persons cart, they will not be able to check out until they remove it.

Back & Sides Dimensions 
Wood Grading article 
Figured Wood Terms 


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, class/OM

BSKACLGD003 -  $275.00



B&S, Koa, subtle flame, steel string

BSKASSSB009 -  $225.15



B&S, Koa, subtle flame, steel string

BSKASSSB010 -  $225.15



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

BSKACLSB007 -  $217.25



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

BSKACLSB008 -  $217.25