KoAloha started making ukuleles in 1995 and have quickly become very highly respected. There are an impressive number of top ukulelists using KoAloha ukuleles including Herb Ohta Jnr, Daniel Ho, Britt Paiva and Victoria Vox.
KoAloha ukuleles are all made of solid Koa wood (hence the name: koa+aloha=KoAloha) and built in their factory in Hawaii. As a result they are expensive instruments. But KoAloha also have a budget range called KoAlana which are built in China and finished in Hawaii. And the Opio line of mid-range of Thai-made ukes.
CNBC talk to Alvin ‘Pops KoAloha’ Okami.
KoAloha Signature Series
At the moment, KoAloha are working their way through a seven part Masterpiece Collection. This signature series will be seven individual and distinctive new designs of ukulele.
The first was the KoAloha Pineapple Sunday which takes the idea of a pineapple ukulele and takes it to its logical conclusion.
The second in the series was the KoAloha Sceptre. This is an absolutely incredible ukulele design.
Third was the Jukulele – a ukulele that looks like a jukebox.