Koa

(Acacia Koa)

OTHER COMMON NAMES: Hawaiian Koa, Acacia
Note: Due to excessive usage this wood has become very scarce, which has driven the price ‘sky-high’ in recent years.

 

BSR5GN
Koa Top & Back
(w/ Tiger Maple Core)

CR5V (Vintage Pro)
Figured Koa Top & Back
(w/ Maple Core & Center)

CR5VE (Vintage Elite)
Koa Center
(w/ Highly Figured Claro Walnut)

Origin Hawaiian Islands
Avg. Weight (@ 6-8% moisture) 3.4 Lbs per Bd. Ft.
Weight Classification Medium
Where Used on Smith Basses Laminated Top & Back Sets and Center Block
Tone Produced on Smith Basses Smooth Lows with Warm Mids
Stock Availability Limited
Avg. Age of Wood in Stock Old Stock (20+ Years)