KoAloha began making ukuleles in 1995 starting with the humble soprano. Alvin hand crafted them one at a time out of Hawaiian Koa and even made his own labels out of wood. While KoAloha ukuleles have been through a series of upgrades over the years, they still ring with the same signature KoAloha sound. As a tone wood, koa produces a nice harmony of warmth and brightness. The tonal balance of these instruments is a fit for all types of music. From finger picking to strumming, from classical to jazz, the Hawaiian Koa series will play and sound great. All of KoAloha's Hawaiian Koa Series instruments are produced in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, Hawaii.