KOA WOOD

Posted by HENRY WILLIAMS on Sun, 07/14/02 - 00:26:00.

What can you tell me about koa wood. I have an opportunity to order a custom koa body and neck left-handed electric guitar (solid body). All my research turns up is that it is similar to mahoghany in tonal qualities. This tells me nothing. I hope you can provide more information on the tonal qualities and sounds I can expect from this instrument. I know there must be some significant differences from mahoghany beyond its appearance. The electronics will include active/passive electronics; two high output humbucking pickups w/a coil splitter for the neck pickup. I am looking forward to receiving your response. Thsnks in advance.



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Re: KOA WOOD

: What can you tell me about koa wood. I have an opportunity to order a custom koa body and neck left-handed electric guitar (solid body). All my research turns up is that it is similar to mahoghany in tonal qualities. This tells me nothing. I hope you can provide more information on the tonal qualities and sounds I can expect from this instrument. I know there must be some significant differences from mahoghany beyond its appearance. The electronics will include active/passive electronics; two high output humbucking pickups w/a coil splitter for the neck pickup. I am looking forward to receiving your response. Thsnks in advance.

Re: KOA WOOD

: : What can you tell me about koa wood. I have an opportunity to order a custom koa body and neck left-handed electric guitar (solid body). All my research turns up is that it is similar to mahoghany in tonal qualities. This tells me nothing. I hope you can provide more information on the tonal qualities and sounds I can expect from this instrument. I know there must be some significant differences from mahoghany beyond its appearance. The electronics will include active/passive electronics; two high output humbucking pickups w/a coil splitter for the neck pickup. I am looking forward to receiving your response. Thsnks in advance.
koa is some great soundind wood better with age gibson , martin,fender gretsh,etc. all made koa body guitars ...i have yet to see a martin KOA drreadnaught!!a weissonborn is an all koa hawaiin guitar i have seen them i have made some sassafras lap steels they are real resonant!!but i am yet to make a koa one...it would be sweet!!by all means i endorse the koa!!!let me know how it works!!!....MARK

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