View Full Version : Seeking info about a crown bridge

06-09-2011, 07:02 AM

I've seen a few variations of KoAloha's crown bridge, but I haven't seen a crown bridge like the one that's on my tenor Sceptre.

Does anyone have any information on my crown bridge, for example, whether it was part of a limited run? (There's no visible date stamp in the ukulele.) If not, I can contact KoAloha directly.


Dan Uke
06-09-2011, 07:35 AM
Look inside the hole and they should have a date stamp where the brace is...it was discount a couple of years ago but highly desired. Check out the marketplace and people WTB ads and one was listed recently and sold very quickly.

06-09-2011, 12:58 PM
I believe Paul said it was discontinued because it was difficult to manufacture. See this post (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?39550-Koaloha-Crown-Bridge&p=553713#post553713).

06-10-2011, 05:04 AM
I should clarify my post.

I've seen crown bridges like the ones shown below, but I have not seen the particular crown bridge design on my uke (shown above). I was just curious about the evolution of the bridge designs, from the various crown bridges to the current bow-tie bridge.


06-10-2011, 07:51 AM
For what it's worth, the bow-tie bridge has been replaced by this:



06-10-2011, 07:56 AM
I am pretty sure Koaloha is almost constantly tweeking their ukes. I do not have any info about your bridge specifically but I do remember seeing some Pineapple Sunday ukes with several variations of the same bridge. And I am pretty sure Papa builds all or most of the Signiture series so it boils down to how he is feeling when he builds these ukes.