Koolau ukuleles manufactures two distinct lines of instruments. The Koolau Model CS ukuleles contains updated features and the traditional line of ukuleles for which this company is known will still be manufactured, providing lower-cost options. This company has also branched out where wood selections are concerned, owing to sensitivity to Hawaii and the rest of the Pacific's diminishing forests.
The Traditional Series manufactured by Koolau, include the Model 1 and Model 100. These models are manufactured to the same standards of quality as are all the company's products but are characterized by less adornment which makes them among their most affordable selections.
The company offers the CS Contemporary Series of instruments, as well, which are more geared toward professional players and which feature more adornment and a wide range of options for other features.
The CS Series features a more modern design, including radiused fret boards. These instruments can be customized according to the client's wishes. Currently, there are only 4-string models available, though the company is open to expanding the line to include 6- and 8-string models in the future.
The higher-end models include the Deluxe, Premium and Collector's Series. These instruments are made on the basis of custom orders and are not a stock item. They are priced working from a base figure which increases as features are added to the instruments.
Upgrade options include: different choices in wood and binding materials; gloss finishes for the body and face plate; upgrades in tuners; the addition of electric pickups and specialized cases that control the environment in which the ukulele is stored. The CS Series standard features include bone and nut saddles, a satin finish, ebony faceplate and an ebony bridge. Standard tuners are manufactured by Gotoh and a hard-shell case is included.Return to Home Page