KoAlana Ukulele

3.9/5 (4)

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KoAlana ukuleles are KoAloha‘s budget range of ukes. These ukuleles are still solid wood but sapele rather than koa. They are produced in China and finished in KoAloha’s Hawaii factory.

The comments I’ve read on the net about them seem very positive. At their low price (under $200), they do seem like a very good deal. The only downside is that they’re pretty hard to get your hands on (probably because of the high demand and low price).

On Video

dbexx playing his KoAlana concert fingerstyle.

On eBay


  1. Steen November 26th, 2011 4:19 am

    I’ve had my KoAlana concert for 5 years now & I LOVE it!

    Compared to other ukes it has a warm sound while still being able to be loud. It sounds really “natural” to me if that makes sense. I often play gigs with a friend on guitar, and my koalana cuts through nicely. I get a lot of compliments on it’s tone.

    The only complaints I have about it concern the turning pegs, which aren’t geared. They tend to get loose and I have to carry around a mini screwdriver with me to tighten them occasionally. It used to annoy the heck out of me but I’m used to it by now.

    Despite 5 years of constant use, there are only a couple dings which you can only see if you’re closely examining it, and a crack on the bottom where the neck meets the body that hasn’t affected the sound. This uke is definitely sturdy.

    If you can get your hands on one I would totally recommend it – it has a unique look/sound and to me seems to sound better with age.

  2. Don West April 19th, 2017 10:25 pm

    I just ordered my second Koalana tenor. The first I’ve had for about a year and set up with a Low-G. It is the best sounding (to my ear) ukulele I have ever purchased I have a Koaloha Opio Tenor (costing twice as much) and, in my opinion, the Koalana is the sweetest player of the two.

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