If you are looking for a top of the line ukulele, you have probably already been introduced to a KoAloha Ukulele. If you have had the pleasure of actually playing one, you will agree that when it comes to quality, KoAloha is way ahead of the curve.
KoAloha Ukuleles have a reputation for being the very best of the best when it comes to these four-stringed Hawaiian instruments; instruments played by musicians like Herb Ohta Jr., Daniel Ho and Victoria Vox.
Hand crafted by Alvin Okami, each KoAloha can be considered a work of art, for not only is Okami a designer, he’s also an inventor and a talented musician. This musical talent serves him well for he knows what it takes to put together a top-of-the-line ukulele without costing an arm and a leg.
Alvin Okami, the founder and creator of KoAloha Ukulele Company, got his start in song writing and singing and crafted his first ukulele as a means of accompanying himself as he sang. His real break, however, came when a friend suggested creating a miniature ukulele for his sister’s store. Simply making a toy was not in the cards, however. Alvin had to create a miniature that was tunable and fully playable. This solidified his reputation for top notch quality and attention to detail, something that he did not shirk in when he started making regular sized ukuleles.
With his musical background Okami could have gone into any field of musical study, design or manufacturing. But he fell in love with the ukulele, and why not? The ukulele is a very versatile instrument. Not only can it be used as a solo instrument, it can also be used to accompany singers or other instruments. And it is small enough that it can fit into a standard sized backpack and be taken just about anywhere that you could possibly want to take a small stringed instrument.
But best of all, the folksy sound of a ukulele struck Okami as being welcoming and unpretentious. That this instrument was still novel enough to provide a creative musical niche, and one which each KoAloha fits very well indeed.
Why a KoAloha?
KoAloha has become synonymous with quality. Using specific kinds of tonewoods as well as classic and traditional construction techniques, each hand crafted KoAloha can be seen as an original work of art made with Okami’s own two hands. While these instruments may be more expensive than other lower quality ukuleles, the price is well worth the quality of tone and construction that you get with a KoAloha model. And a KoAloha ukulele is an especially good choice for those musicians who know what they are looking for in an instrument.