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Thread: NUD: KoAloha Opio concert in acacia

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    Default NUD: KoAloha Opio concert in acacia

    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
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    Lanakai LU21-C cheapo concert with PHD strings - my first uke
    Kala KA-PWT Walnut tenor with Worth browns low G
    Kala KA-SSLNG long neck Soprano, spruce top with stock Aquillas.
    KoAloha Opio concert in acacia currently with Worth clears and low G.
    Klos Tenor Deluxe on order.

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    Oh, I want one of these so bad...

    Congrats! Enjoy

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    Makes sense the acacia sounds more like the koa model as koa is also acacia. Congrats...wish I could play it.

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    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
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    That is a lovely specimen! Enjoy!
    Kathryn

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    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.

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    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
    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields walnut pineapple super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Enya Nova *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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    That's a really nice looking one; I hope they sell well.
    Laura

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    Congratulations! That's some pretty acacia, and any ukulele with a KoAloha pedigree is a good uke!

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    Looks very nice - love those grains!!!!
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