- Jul 9, 2015
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Hey everyone, Of all things, a KoAloha soprano has popped up on my local Craigslist for what I think is a good price and I’m going to check it out today. It’s an older one with the crown shape at the end of the fretboard and their name laser engraved on the bridge. I think it’s a KSM-00, but...
From my other thread, I saw this uke on Craigslist for a very goood price and I ended up getting it. It is a May 2012 KoAloha soprano, the KSM-00, I think. It’s in really nice shape, with only a couple minor bumps here and there.
I like the aesthetics of this era with the engraved bridge and the crown at the end of the fretboard.
It’s nice and loud. A little more neck heavy than I expected, but nothing bad, just different. The neck is also a little thicker front to back and a more round shape than my vintage ukes. Again, not bad, just different.
I really like the koa, particularly the back. This is the first koa and Hawaiian made uke that I’ve owned, and pretty pleased to pick it up.
Sorry for the poor pics, the light is t very good inside, and it’s a bit too cold to take it outside today.