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Koa Wood Source - 12-07-2009, 03:15 PM

I'm searching for a source of top quality Koa wood. Any help via PM would be deeply appreciated. Any feedback on playability? Cored Vs. non-cored? Thanks and have a great week!
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Koa Wood - 12-07-2009, 08:38 PM

Not even one PM???


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12-07-2009, 08:50 PM

It is my experience that any type of Koa needs to be cored for stability and the addition of weight, it's a light wood. The best I can do for availability is steer you to suppliers in Hawaii.
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Koa - 12-08-2009, 06:48 AM

Thanks for the info..........


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$50 - $55 / Board foot..

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12-08-2009, 09:21 AM

I have gotten some exceptional pieces from Warmoth in Puyallup, Washington before...

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12-08-2009, 09:25 AM

It is very hard to obtain the Master grade curly, like in my pic. Most of the curly has "fuzzy" spots, making for dark splotches in the finished wood. I sent you a contact that has Koa.


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Thanks - 12-08-2009, 11:21 AM

Thanks to you gents for the leads. I hope to be able to return the favor in time........ Thanks,
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12-08-2009, 03:30 PM

I don't buy koa unseen. If I can't touch it, then I want to see pics of each side. What i'm looking for is color above all else, then grain/figure pattern. The deep red, dark wood is the hardest & strongest. Most of the golden & light red has proven to be too soft for me, although I did find one board that was hard & dense that was golden. Not all koa is the same. It's as diverse or more so than maples, which range from very soft & light in the pacific NW, to hard & heavy sugar maple in the upper adirondacks. I have had koa that I could push my fingernail into. And I have had koa that resembled rosewood in hardness & density.


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12-08-2009, 04:15 PM

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It is very hard to obtain the Master grade curly, like in my pic. Most of the curly has "fuzzy" spots, making for dark splotches in the finished wood. I sent you a contact that has Koa.
tommy if you would send me that contact also for the Koa!

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Koa - 12-11-2009, 10:31 AM

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12-13-2009, 05:58 PM

I love KOA, here is my Pfd cue.

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