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Tehillah
08-18-2016, 11:42 AM
Just putting out some feelers if anyone (as far-fetched as it may seem) is selling/trading a Ko'olau Archtop-thanks!

hawaii 50
08-18-2016, 11:49 AM
Just putting out some feelers if anyone (as far-fetched as it may seem) is selling/trading a Ko'olau Archtop-thanks!

try contacting Andrew at HMS ..i think Ryan building a Ko'olau archtop right now.......

Tehillah
08-18-2016, 05:18 PM
Thanks, he is- just seeing if I can find an (albeit rare) preowned one to save me some $$ pehaps-

bearbike137
08-19-2016, 04:50 AM
Have you played one? They sound very different from a regular uke. I played one Ko'olau archtop: loud and punchy - like a mandolin (dynamics-wise). My sense is that it would work best in an ensemble setting as opposed to solo playing. Just my opinion, however.

That said, I know very little about the subject, but I have internet muscles. :)