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Reduced! Martin Style 2K Soprano Koa Ukulele, 1923

Reduced!  Martin Style 2K Soprano Koa Ukulele, 1923

Here we have a Martin Style 2K Soprano Koa Ukulele built around 1923 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania; this model debuted in 1918 as the Style 2, with the 2K Koa option until 1933, and as the Style 2 until 1965. In 1923, nickel patent tuners took the place of the original wooden friction pegs, helping date this instrument; at this point Martin Ukuleles did not receive serial numbers. This Martin Style 2K Koa Soprano Ukulele is in good working order and sounds quite good, with a warm, sweet tone.

Vintage
Price: $1,899.00 CAD
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Larrivee L09 Koa Custom 5 of 10, 2006

Larrivee L09 Koa Custom 5 of 10, 2006

This Larrivee L09 Koa was the fifth of a custom order of 10 guitars by The Twelfth Fret, with woods selected personally by Jean Larrivee for the year 2006. For this Larrivee L09 Koa, the top is Sitka Spruce and the spectacular sides and back are Acacia Koa, found in Hawaii. The body blocks and neck are Mahogany, with Ebony for the head plate, bridge and bound fingerboard. The gold tuners with creme plastic buttons are part of the custom specifications. No electronics are installed, this guitar is purely acoustic.

Used
Price: $3,750.00 CAD
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Twisted Wood Aurora Soprano Ukulele AR-800S Laminate Koa

Twisted Wood Aurora Soprano Ukulele AR-800S Laminate Koa

Here we have a Twisted Wood Aurora Soprano ukulele, with Laminate Koa for the top, back and sides. The neck is Mahogany with Walnut used for the fingerboard and bridge, and Mahogany is also used for the binding and rosette. This is a straightforward, intermediate level Soprano Ukulele, well built and the wood choices provide a full, rich tone with the Walnut on the bridge and fingerboard adding warmth and a hint of chime.

New
Price: $194.99 CAD
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Taylor K24ce Koa Body Steel String Guitar

Taylor K24ce Koa Body Steel String Guitar

The Taylor K24ce is awe inspiring instrument from its striking visuals to its clear and focused voice! One of the first guitars to be voiced with the new V class bracing system, it features stunning sets of Hawaiian Koa on the top, sides and back. This tropical hardwood is harvested on the big island of Hawaii and has a clear and solid note fundamental with warm and complex overtones that increase over time as the guitar is played.

New
Price: $6,999.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Travis Bean TB1000S Koa, 1978

❌SOLD❌ Travis Bean TB1000S Koa, 1978

Built from 1974 to 1979, the Travis Bean TB1000S was the ‘Standard’ version of these innovative instruments, also available as the TB1000A or ‘Artist’ with carved top. 1,422 were built before the company folded and this example is number 1214. Travis Bean had a varied career, including stints as a machinist, luthier, motorcycle racer, movie set builder and rock drummer among other pursuits. Born in 1947, Bean died in 2011. At the launch of Travis Bean Guitars, his partners included Marc McElwee and Gary Kramer – Kramer went on to form Kramer Guitars in 1975.

Vintage
Price: $4,750.00 CAD

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Twisted Wood Koa Concert Ukulele KO-1000C

Twisted Wood Koa Concert Ukulele KO-1000C

Here we have a Twisted Wood Koa Concert Ukulele. Built using solid Hawaiian Koa for the top, back and sides, the neck is Mahogany with Ebony used for the fingerboard and bridge. In a departure from traditional Ukulele construction, a pin-style bridge as found on steel string guitars is used. This type of bridge is much easier to restring than the tie-block type found on traditional Ukes, and on Classical and Flamenco nylon string guitars.

New
Price: $519.00 CAD
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