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MincerRay
06-17-2016, 05:10 AM
These are fairly new and I haven't seen anyone post up a NUD with one yet. I ordered mine from HMS and got it a week ago. I am very impressed with the pattern and finish! It has more gloss than the sapele version, and a lot more grain. It also sounds amazing with similar sustain to the sapele, but seems brighter like the regular KoAlohas. The set up is spot on with good intonation. I think these are a hell of a deal!

-steve

jollyboy
06-17-2016, 05:24 AM
Oh, I want one of these so bad...

Congrats! Enjoy :)

PhilUSAFRet
06-17-2016, 05:29 AM
Makes sense the acacia sounds more like the koa model as koa is also acacia. Congrats...wish I could play it.

hawaii 50
06-17-2016, 06:16 AM
I have seen and played the concert and tenor Acacia Opio ukes and like them....they sound nice and the Acacia is hard to beat looks wise....for the price you can not go wrong....and the finish is smooth and shiny...... close to a gloss finish..IMO

kvehe
06-17-2016, 06:26 AM
That is a lovely specimen! Enjoy!

drmosser
06-17-2016, 06:37 AM
I recently purchased the KoAloha Opio Tenor in Acacia and I agree that these Acacia Opio models are an incredible deal. I had a hard time making any significant sound or build quality distinction between these Opio models and their corresponding Koa models. At about 60% of the retail of the Koa models they are an excellent option for those who always wanted that KoAloha sound, with exceptional sustain and volume, at a more attractive price point.

DownUpDave
06-17-2016, 08:39 AM
Fabulous to look at and no doubt to play and listen to. I have the older sapele concert and the grain on these new acacia models are much more beautiful. Congrats and thanks for sharing

wayfarer75
06-17-2016, 08:58 AM
That's a really nice looking one; I hope they sell well.

mds725
06-17-2016, 09:08 AM
Congratulations! That's some pretty acacia, and any ukulele with a KoAloha pedigree is a good uke!

Ukejenny
06-17-2016, 10:03 AM
Looks very nice - love those grains!!!!

Camsuke
06-17-2016, 12:33 PM
Congratulations Steve, an excellent choice.

Uke182
06-17-2016, 01:13 PM
I'm a KoAloha fanboy so two thumbs up! :rock:

MincerRay
06-17-2016, 02:40 PM
I"m a new KoAloha fan boy, too! I had uke envy when my friend recently bought a Kanilea tenor, but I can't afford a real K uke at this time. This Opio satisfies that itch for now. Now another friend recently bought a Mya-Moe and OMG! :-)

Nickie
06-17-2016, 02:45 PM
Wow, that grain is strikingly beautiful. Congrats!

etudes
06-17-2016, 04:01 PM
Classy and a fabulous value I would think. You've got me thinking about getting my third Uke now!

OhioBelle
06-17-2016, 05:36 PM
That's really beautiful! Dang! Now I want one!