The Koaloha sound and feel is entirely unique to their line of instruments. Mr. Alvin Okami and his son Paul have developed their own bracing, designs, and at times, completely new instruments. ......
A Truly Unique Hawaiian Made Koa Tenor Ukulele - Pictured Available
(we thought we would not have another of this model for a long time but this one was hiding in our backroom! And it's Amazing!!)
The Sceptre was not created in a board room. It is far too creative for that. In fact it was not even designed in the work shop while trying to think up a new design or shape. The Sceptre was a vision give to Alvin Okami. When people have a vision, if they are not able to replicate or produce it on paper, or craft it into reality, then it is simply a hallucination to be disregarded. Mr. Okami is a true artist because he brought this vision to life, exactly as he had imagined! The Sceptre was the original “Signature Series” from Alvin Okami and is an incredible Modern Hawaiian Original.
Beyond the unique and beautiful looks of the Sceptre is an undeniable voice. It has a quick attack and a bright, yet full sound that amazes those that play it. Here is what KoAloha says about this ground-breaking model- “The Sceptre Tenor is the culmination of divine intervention. Alvin “Papa KoAloha” Okami has created this masterpiece with it’s unique KoAloha Crown shape. Handcrafted with the utmost care, this Sceptre features a booming sound unlike any ukulele ever built. Available in limited quantities.”
We at Hawaii Music Supply feel lucky to be able to offer you a great deal on this custom ukulele.Aaron, Joel, Zach, Mike and I are all very impressed with this instrument. We are sure you will be also!
We are selling this model with a Hard Case and Humidifier included!
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Sceptre Tenor Specifications:
Free Canvas covered hard case!
We always final quality control to insure you get the best setup!
Build Your Own Package!
You can customize your order in many ways. This is ukulele comes with a Canvas Hard Case like this: [Pic 1
2. Choose a book - (if you want)
3. Add a Clip On Tuner - for $5 off normal price
& Add a Double set of Worth CM strings discounted also.
One of the options for this ukulele is to trade out the Herco, included humidifier, for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18). This is suggested if you live in a low humidity area.(parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc..) including cold winter areas if you are heating the air most of the day and night. For more info see our Ukulele Care link at the bottom of the site
None of these options are required. You can still create a package with accessories on the site by going to different product pages and adding to cart.
This ukulele will automatically come with a Canvas Covered Hard Case and a Herco HE-360 Humidifier. The options are just for convenience and to offer an extra discount while you buy such a beautiful instrument.
This ukulele comes from the factory with a set of Worth Low G CT-LG. It is a plain nylon low G string set. If you prefer a certain string set that the ukulele does not come with, then buy the strings you want from strings section of the site, and let us know (under Special Instructions) you want those on the uke. If you simply want your instrument to be a high g instead of a low, it is no extra charge. You can specifiy in Special instructions below.If you are not sure, then check out this video blog - Comparing Hi G with Low G.
With the purchase this ukulele the L.R.Baggs active 5.0 ukulele pickup system is available to be installed. We found this to be the best pickup for this ukulele (KoAloha agrees).
Current Turnaround Time: Amount of time before shipping-
Full Setup: 7-9 Days
Full Setup RUSH: 2-4 days
Basic QC Only: 2-4 days
Basic Quality Control - $0.00 (Always Free)
BASIC QUALITY CONTROL covers inspecting the instrument for any major defects that would have been missed by the factory and any faults in construction that could potentially damage or limit the functionality of the instrument over time. Any defective instruments are rejected and replaced. We make sure that each Ukulele meets the basic standard for a brand new instrument and will be ready to play once you receive it. A final cleanup is also included after inspection before packing and shipment.
Full Setup - $40.00 for Ukuleles Under $399 / Free for Ukuleles $399+
-Overall QC evaluation: To find defects in construction as well as to get an overall view of the instrument and note the areas that need extra attention and adjustment during the setup.
-Saddle Adjustment: The height of the saddle is lowered to reduce the distance between the strings and the fretboard, making it easier to play than the factory setup, especially higher up the fretboard.
-Nut Slot Adjustment: The depth, width, and angle of the nut slots are adjusted to create a more comfortable playing experience especially on the lower frets.
-Fret Dressing: After adjusting the nut and saddle heights, high spots in the fretboard or uneven frets will potentially cause fret buzz, dead spots, or other unwanted problems. The frets are filed to create a more consistent level across the fretboard. We then crown the frets to return their rounded curvature back to the top of each fret creating a clear contact point for each string. We then smooth and polish the frets and condition the fingerboard to bring them back to new condition.
-Final Cleanup: We always do a final overall cleanup of the instrument to make sure it is in new condition and ready to play before it is prepared for shipment.
Rush Setup & Delivery - Additional $50.00
The RUSH SETUP AND DELIVERY service is for customers who would still like to receive everything included in the full setup but on a shorter time frame. One of our setup technicians will work overtime outside of normal business hours to complete the setup within 2-3 days of the order being placed and immediately hand it over to the shipping department for packing and shipment. The $50.00 rush charge is in addition to the cost of the full setup.
Additional services (see individual product listings to add these services to your order)
Re-stringing: We will replace the factory installed stock string set with a new set of your choosing. Select the “replace stock strings” option when adding your desired string set to the shopping cart.
Strap Button Installation: 1-2 buttons are installed to allow the use of a strap. Color options available.
Pickup installation: for players who would like the option to play or record with amplification.
Friction Tuner Upgrade (friction tuners only): We offer upgrade options for select instruments with friction tuners to be retrofitted with new geared tuners for better precision and comfort when tuning.
Left-handed Setup: Left-handed setups are also available upon request. Occasionally an additional charge may be added for compensated saddles on select models.
For more even more details and FAQ visit our Shipping Page under the Company Info tab at the header menu.
SHIPPING CARRIER OPTIONS:
FedEx is our primary shipping carrier, all orders that qualify for free domestic shipping will be sent using FedEx. UPS and DHL can also be chosen as alternative options upon checkout, USPS is only used for smaller accessory orders.
As soon as the shipping label is created you will be automatically notified via email with tracking information. All packages will be shipped with a signature requirement by default. If you do not wish to have a signature requirement you will need to notify us, either by leaving a note in the “special instructions” when adding the item(s) to your shopping cart or by emailing our shipping department directly. Any shipping related requests (hold/delay/address change) should also be directed to our shipping department ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: You may also be required to pay import duties/taxes, this will vary depending on your location and the value of the item(s). To estimate these taxes, you can contact your local customs office. Fedex also offers a helpful estimation tool: https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping/international.html
UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE PERMIT: If your ukulele contains any amount of shell inlay (abalone or pearl) it will require a permit to be shipped internationally. The cost of this permit is $93.00 USD. We will handle the paperwork and file the permit for you, but the cost of all duties and fees are the responsibility of the customer.
SHIPPING COST will vary depending on the size dimensions and weight of the package as well as the destination. To get a quote, use the “Calculate Shipping Cost” link located next to the “Add to Cart button” on each listing.
This is made even easier when you are already logged in to your customer account. Follow this link to create an account if you don’t already have one go HERE.
FREE SHIPPING: All orders within the USA with a total over $500 will qualify for free FedEx 2-day air shipping.
SHIPMENT AND TRACKING NOTIFICATIONS are sent automatically via email as soon as the shipping label is created so please make sure your email address is accurate when placing the order. Outgoing shipments are picked up by our shipping carriers Monday through Friday.
ACCESSORY AND CASE ORDERS: While non-instrument orders for cases and accessories do not require the same processing time needed for instruments, they do require time for processing and packing. The typical processing time for accessory/case orders is (1-4 business days) depending on current order volume.
CURRENT SETUP PROCESSING TIMES AND DETAILS ARE LOCATED UNDER THE “SETUP OPTIONS” TAB.*
*If you would like to receive your instrument as soon as possible you can forego the full setup process by selecting the “Basic QC Only” option or by selecting the “Full Setup RUSH” option when adding instruments to your shopping cart. More details are available under the “Setup Options” tab.