View Full Version : Koa mele ukulele

01-20-2019, 07:28 PM
Hello! Does anyone have anymore info about koa mele ukuleles? I did See a thread on here a while back with a little info. It sounds actually pretty and and looks nice! I got it for a deal in japan. Does anyone know of the price point or models? Thanks114916114917114918114919

01-21-2019, 02:08 AM
I never heard of that brand, but it looks nice. I always like seeing a label with a handwritten serial number and/or date inside.


01-21-2019, 04:25 AM
Here's a link (https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?17467-Koa-Mele-Question) concerning Koa Mele Ukuleles dating back to 2009. It may offer some insight.

01-21-2019, 10:33 PM
yup I know this brand, I have a few ukuleles, when I sold them people mistake them for mele brand.

the whole ukulele is made of koa including the neck , fretboard, bridge body and even the inner kerf linings from what I have but yours seems to have a rosewood or ebony.
super rare to find as it is kinda old. they all have that round neck headstock and same bridge pattern. also the body is tapered and so far only found them in sopranos only . maybe theres bigger sizes out there. mystery

01-22-2019, 02:03 PM
Nice looking uke, how does it sound?

01-22-2019, 04:10 PM
Actually it sounds pretty good. The frets were coming up due to the dry climate of Hokkaido but time a playability is actually pretty good. In comparison with the famous fog-1g I have it’s brighter and a little more complex sounding.

01-22-2019, 04:18 PM
These seem to be deals in japan. I have seen them on yahoo auctions for 170.00usd. I got mine for 100.00usd!!!

01-22-2019, 04:50 PM
So, what is a ‘fog-1g’?

01-22-2019, 06:37 PM
Sorry ...autocorrect famous Fs-1g soprano ukulele.