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lefty dan
02-12-2017, 07:26 AM
I lost my source for Koa wood. Anyone have a good place to buy?
I'm in CA. USA
Thanks
Dan

gabefranco
02-12-2017, 10:24 AM
Only place I've ever specifically bought koa at is Notable Woods. Bruce is great and should have almost anything you're looking for.

tparse
02-12-2017, 10:43 AM
These folks have a large selection and are very nice people.
http://www.hearnehardwoods.com/

gabefranco
02-12-2017, 12:09 PM
These folks have a large selection and are very nice people.
http://www.hearnehardwoods.com/

Oh yes, forgot about Hearne. Awesome wood, just haven't bought koa from them yet. Also, they have a fairly high minimum order.

gspears
02-12-2017, 05:03 PM
Check with Bob at Pegasus guitars on the big island. He has sets on his website. Very nice stuff.

lefty dan
02-12-2017, 09:24 PM
Thanks guys I appreciate the tips.
If I remember correctly there was a guy out of Oregon that sold guitar and ukulele wood at a reasonable price. Does anybody know who he is or the name of his company it was a real easy site to order from online.

Ukemakinmecrazy
02-13-2017, 02:37 AM
Are you referring to Oregon Wild Woods?
Thanks guys I appreciate the tips.
If I remember correctly there was a guy out of Oregon that sold guitar and ukulele wood at a reasonable price. Does anybody know who he is or the name of his company it was a real easy site to order from online.

mzuch
02-13-2017, 03:35 AM
If I remember correctly there was a guy out of Oregon that sold guitar and ukulele wood at a reasonable price. Does anybody know who he is or the name of his company it was a real easy site to order from online.

You're thinking of Hawaiian Hardwoods Direct (https://www.curlykoa.com/).

lefty dan
02-13-2017, 04:42 AM
Yes Hawaiian hardwoods that's it thank you so very much. I had good experience with the company in the past.
Once again the great people on this form are so very helpful.
Dano

UkulelesRcooL
03-05-2017, 10:35 AM
Here is a link to the page that oregon wildwoods has the ukulele woods on
http://ukuleletonewood.com/ukulele-tonewoods
Here is another site... Ive bought from him once... No problems
http://www.curlykoatonewoods.com/533221/koa/

UkulelesRcooL
03-05-2017, 10:37 AM
Only place I've ever specifically bought koa at is Notable Woods. Bruce is great and should have almost anything you're looking for.

Ive used Bruce a couple of times and he is very good..I would definitely recommend him.
http://www.notablewoods.com/index.html

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
03-05-2017, 01:59 PM
Your not going to do too much better than buying from Bob Gleason @ www.pegasusguitars.com. When I can I like to buy my wood from luthiers, they know what our requirements are. Bob has been both a luthier and koa collector for some 40 years on Big Island and he'll be fair with you. Many of the builders here buy their koa from him.