In this episode I feature Koa and talk a bit about Honey Locust. I answer a question about Cherry veneer colors over time as compared to solid Cherry. And speaking of Cherry I talk about the historical price of Cherry vs Pine.
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Featured Species: Koa
Acacia koa or Koa wood is endemic to the Hawaiian islands. It mean "warrior" in Hawaiian and is found on mountainous hillside and in fertile volcanic soil. It is a great cabinet wood but known mostly as a tone wood for guitars and Ukuleles.
I liken it to a cross between Walnut and Genuine Mahogany combining the grain and consistency with warm chocolate, caramel, and red hues.
Thanks to the stewardship of Taylor guitars, the future of the Koa species is in good hands
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