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Hawaiin Koa guitar back and sides set WAAA* number 38

Hawaiin Koa guitar back and sides set WAAA* number 38
 Hawaiin Koa guitar back and sides set WAAA* number 38Hawaiin Koa guitar back and sides set WAAA* number 38 
Our Price:  £180.00(Exc. 20% VAT)(£216.00 Inc. VAT)



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Hawaiin Koa guitar back and sides set western size grade WAAA*

Acacia koa from Hawaii


Photo is of actual set.

Koa is a relatively light weight, resonant wood and one of very few hardwood species that have also found favour in use as guitar soundboards. The colour ranges through golds, oranges and red browns. The lustre is intense and when lightly or heavily rippled the figure comes through in a spectacular way. A koa guitar is considered to be good in the midrange of frequencies, a little brighter than good mahogany instruments.

Koa is only found in Hawaii and the natural scarcity of this wood means little comes to the European market.


AAA Quarter sawn wood or nearly so.

AA Wood that is quartered to one edge, (where the centre joint of the back will be ), gradually straying from the quarter ending up slab sawn at the opposite edge.

A Wood that is slab sawn, the main slab sawn area being approximately half way across the board.

* - One or more asterisks may be added to the grade mark to indicate wood that is aesthetically more pleasing or desirable by virtue of colour, intensity of figure or fineness of grain.

Back and sides sets are pre matched for colour and character.

Back and sides sets frequently are different grades for the back and the sides e.g. AAA sides and AA back. The valuation of these sets assumes the back and the sides each represent 50% of the value of a set and are then added together.

Western size backs 2pc 560mm x 205mm and up x 4mm
sides 2pc 830mm x 120mm and up x 3.5mm

Classic size backs 2pc 530mm x 190mm and up x 4mm
sides 2pc 780mm x 100mm and up x 3.5mm