This new Opio series from KoAloha is undeniably beautiful! They now have a gorgeous figured acacia body in a semi-gloss finish, and the crown fretboard, maple fretmarkers, and engraved logo makes them nearly indistinguishable to their classic Hawaiian Koa line. Beyond the great looks, this tenor has a huge tenor tone we think you'll love!
KoAloha's top Hawaiian workers have spent the last few years teaching these talented Thai wood workers how to be true KoAloha craftsmen. The result is a fantastic value in a professional quality instrument.
Pictures show the exact ukulele available here. Video shows the same model.
KoAloha's Opio line is built exactly the same as their acacia koa line here in Hawaii. The photos and video are stock typical but every single one we tried looked and sounded consistently great. If you wanted the tone and playability of a KoAloha for less money than this is the way to go.
The Crown Jewel of Tenors 2 people found this helpful
This is such a special ukulele, I felt the need to let others know about it. Thanks to Andrew who listened to what I wanted from a ukulele, he recommended this one. I am enjoying it tremendously. The look is beautiful in its simple, understated elegance. The lovely sound hole compliments the soft beauty of the spruce and acacia woods. It is a piece of art that I never tire of looking at. It is very comfortable to play and the sound is warm yet clear, articulate with excellent projection. It constantly beckons to be played. I can't even imagine, if it sounds this good now, how it will sound when it is more seasoned. The quality of this instrument is exceptional for it's price. Andrew and the entire HMS team are friendly, knowledgable and easy to work with. It arrived perfectly set up. So, if you are looking for a professional quality tenor ukulele that is great value, I highly recommend the Koaloha Opio Spruce and Acacia tenor ukulele. I would not buy a ukulele from anyone other than HMS. The experience has been so positive for me that I purchased a second ukulele from them.