Top Wood Solid Hawaiian Koa and solid Mango Body Wood Solid Hawaiian Koa and solid Mango Neck Wood Mahogany Nut and Saddle TUSQ Headstock Shape KoAloha 5-pointed Crown Number of Frets 17 (joined at the 13th Fret) Fretboard Wood Rosewood Fret Markers Paua Bridge Wood Rosewood Tuners KoAloha Friction Tuners Soundhole Shape KoAloha’s “Musubi” Soundhole Finish Buffed High Gloss Case No Case - Please Call To Add A Case
There is a Hawaiian legend that tells of two lovers with an unbreakable bond, but who are destined to be apart. KoAloha’s interpretation tells a more joyful story. Our Naupaka unites the unlikely couple of Koa and Mango to produce an ukulele with a truly unique aesthetic and tone.
Naupaka ukulele are available in the basic sizes of Soprano, Concert, and Tenor. In this version of the story, Koa is used on the bass side to enhance the richness of tone, while Mango is used on the treble side to compliment with sweetness and a higher register.
Although the legend tells of two separated lovers, we will continue to tell our tale through different combinations of wood. Stay tuned for the next story...