View Full Version : Soprano - Kiwaya or KoAloha?

09-13-2015, 04:40 AM
I'm looking at HMS and see that the Kiwaya KS-5 and the KoAloha Opio sopranos are both listed for $369. I actually already own the Opio and I love it but I'm also curious to how the Kiwaya compares with it. The fact that it's a laminate and thus less susceptible to climate changes is a plus. Any opinions?

Ukulele Eddie
09-13-2015, 05:56 AM
KS-5 is a great sounding uke and a super value. Had UPT's put mine.

09-13-2015, 08:23 PM
I bought a Famous FS-5 from ebay Japan a saved some cash. I had the chance to try a Kiwaya KS-5 and they are the same instrument, just with a different brand on the headstock. A very good soprano, but I like my Ohana SK 300G better.

09-14-2015, 08:23 AM
Thanks for both your replies. I think I'll probably ask HMS their assessment since they sell both.