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Exotic Koa

US $2995

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– Exotic Koa Top / Back / Sides
– Beveled Padauk Armrest
– 25.4” Scale Length
– Auditorium Cutaway Body
– Limited Lifetime Warranty
– Includes custom hard case

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Setup Included

Full Warranty

Solid Hawaiian Koa Top, Back & Sides

Beveled Armrest with Padauk inlay

Exotic Koa Back

Exotic Koa with Unique Tonal Range

Description

The Master Class Koa is the flagship in the Prestige acoustic lineup. Featuring a striking solid exotic Koa top, back and sides, the Master Class Koa maintains a completely unique tonal range. It’s best described as an even blend of Mahogany and Maple with plenty of midrange stacking coupled with brightness and top end notes that sparkle. Koa is an exotic, tropical wood, with a much higher density than many of the other commonly used tonewoods. Over time Koa will open up and the midrange comes into its own, developing a very well balanced resonance. The Koa is a great selection for both strummers and fingerpickers alike.

Hawaiian Koa grows only between the 300 and 7,000-foot elevations on Hawaii’s five major islands (the finest instrument-quality Koa trees grow on the Big Island). Like a precious metal, Koa’s desirability is linked to its relative scarcity, but its aesthetic appeal makes it irresistible to lovers of exotic tonewoods. Koa exhibits a wide range of warm brown hues, often accentuated by exciting grain figure. A hard, dense wood, koa produces a tone somewhere between that of maple and rosewood. This rare and exotic tonewood is prized for its stunning golden hues, bold grain figure, and sweet tone.

Specifications

Body

Body: Auditorium Cutaway
Top: Solid Koa
Back and Sides: Solid Koa
Cutaway: Beveled Venetian with Padauk inlay
Armrest: Beveled with Padauk Inlay
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Scale Length: 25.4″

Upper Bout: 11.5”
Waist: 9.25”
Lower Bout: 15.5”
Body Depth: Upper – 4.25”, Lower – 4.5”
Headstock: Ebony Front with Maple Binding

Neck

Neck: C-Shaped Satin Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 16″
Frets: 20
Width at first fret: 1.8”

Neck Thickness at first fret: 0.85”
Neck Width at 12th fret: 2.15”
Neck Thickness at 12th fret: 1”
Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.8″

Hardware & Electronics

Bracing Pattern: X
Bracing: Adirondack Spruce
Tuners: Gotoh 510 (21:1 Ratio) Machine Heads w/ Ebony

Inlay: Mother of Pearl ‘Eclipse’
Bridge: Ebony with Ebony Bridge Pins w/Abalone dots
Optional EQ: Fishman Matrix Ellipse Blend Pickup System

Accessories

Case: Deluxe plush lined hard case
Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Customer Reviews

3 reviews for Exotic Koa

  1. Jeff Alton

    Amazing guitar from amazing people. Had a great experience having my Prestige Koa Built. Love playing it, it is incredible. Looking forward to the next Prestige Guitar that I have them create for me.

  2. Joe Lentini (verified owner)

    Just received my Exotic Koa. The most beautiful acoustic I’ve ever seen. Plays just as good as it looks! Excellent price for such great workmanship. Best purchase I’ve ever made. Can’t put it down. Plays and sounds as good as my Taylor 714ce, but look a whole lot better. Thanks Prestige!

  3. Charles Peckham

    Quality guitar all around. Playability is perfect as is the balance and tonal palette. Build quality is top notch. Koa does take much longer to mature and open up but it’s well worth the time because it has a stunning tone. Strumming or fingerpicking this guitar covers it all. I’ve had mine for several years and it just keeps getting better.

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