Traded Opio soprano and concert

Price
1000
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Included
Location
Michigan, USA
Size
Soprano and concert

MattyNaylor

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I am looking to trade my koaloha opio soprano and concert. Both instruments have been kept at optimal humidity levels and in my smoke free home. I've had the concert for almost a year. It has a lot of figure in the acacia and the neck as shown in the photos. Upgraded to gotoh upt tuners with matching acacia buttons. Has a kala transit series heavy duty gigbag with neck support.
The soprano is brand new. I recieved it from Koaloha just yesterday as a replacement for an old sapele koalana I had for years. The soprano has some figure in the acacia and neck as well but not as extreme as the concert. Has beautiful sapwood to contrast the heartwood. Original tuners and koaloha gigbag.
I play exclusively tenor now so I have no need for the soprano and the concert barely gets any play. I'm looking to trade these two for a decent tenor. If needed I could also throw in up to $300 to cover extra costs. Not exactly sure what tenor I'm looking for so if you're interested feel free to make an offer.
 

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Oh yeah hahaha. The original koalana line were made with sapele that wasnt properly dried and they all eventually cracked. Mine made it a long time before it finally recently cracked. I had to humidify it even when the relative humidity in my house was in the goldy locks zone. I'm willing to bet there are no survivors. But the original koalana line evolved into the opio line and there are plenty of sapele opios still around. You can find one of those if you are dedicated and patient.
 
I’ve been wanting one of the Sapele KoAlana instruments. I might have to write them! Was something wrong with it?

Oh yeah hahaha. The original koalana line were made with sapele that wasnt properly dried and they all eventually cracked. Mine made it a long time before it finally recently cracked. I had to humidify it even when the relative humidity in my house was in the goldy locks zone. I'm willing to bet there are no survivors. But the original koalana line evolved into the opio line and there are plenty of sapele opios still around. You can find one of those if you are dedicated and patient.
I’ve got both a concert and tenor Sapele Opio!
 
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