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“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirey by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a driss press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard

Koa

Acacia 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. 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).

See a Koa guitar by Brad Davis.

Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
Figured Wood Terms




B&S, Koa, premium flame, steel string

BSKASSPR002 -  $415.00



B&S, Koa, strong flame, steel string

BSKASSSG002 -  $350.00



B&S, Koa, good flame, steel string

BSKASSGD001 -  $285.00



B&S, Koa, good flame, steel string

BSKASSGD002 -  $285.00



B&S, Koa, good flame, steel string

BSKASSGD003 -  $285.00



B&S, Koa, good flame, steel string

BSKASSGD004 -  $285.00



B&S, Koa, good flame, steel string

BSKASSGD005 -  $285.00



B&S, Koa, good flame, steel string

BSKASSGD006 -  $285.00



B&S, Koa, good flame, steel string

BSKASSGD007 -  $285.00



B&S, Koa, good flame, steel string

BSKASSGD008 -  $285.00



B&S, Koa, good flame, steel string

BSKASSGD009 -  $285.00