Hawaiian Koa is generally medium brown to reddish brown in color, but color can vary quite a lot.? It is a very popular musical instrument wood that produces a rich, warm tone. As a result it is used a lot in guitars and ukuleles.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern
Common Uses: Veneers, musical instruments, gun & knife handles, turned objects, and specialty items.
Comments: Koa is considered to be one of Hawaii?s most attractive native hardwoods. It has been compared to Mahogany in appearance by some. It is quite dimensionally stable and fairly easy to work except when the pieces are highly figured or have heavily interlocked grains.
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