Alrighty. Thanks for the schoolin' I dunno anything about makes other than what I've had the chance to play, and from what I've read (note: not extensively searched any of these brands, just literally what I've stumbled across) here, I haven't come across Ko'olau as frequently as the other three. Deepest apologies for any offense given, certainly not intended."Maybe Ko'olau" ; they are arguably the best maker .
Lutherie exists in very murky environmental territory!