you know Koa?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by nunk6, Jan 15, 2001.

  1. nunk6


    Jul 29, 2000
    is it possible to get a body for a bolt on neck, made of Koa?
    ive seen Koa used as wings on a neck thru, but havent seen a whole body made of it........
  2. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Indeed I do know Koa, as it resides on my aforementioned neck-thru body wings :D.

    It's also certainly available as a solid body bolt on bass. For example Victor Bailey plays a Pensa-Suhr J with a koa body. Check out for an example. Koa is a beautiful, and good sounding choice for a bass, IMO. Hope that helps...
  3. Warmoth make an excellent Koa Body, I have one that is my 'monster bass'. I also have an older Carvin that is all Koa body and set in neck and it has a warmth that no other bass has.
  4. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Ohio, USA
    I have a 12-year old Carvin with a koa body with a thru-body maple neck. I really love the sound of koa. Mine has a tung oil finish, so mine has some healthy dings and a gouged area where I slap, but I love the feel of the oiled wood.
  5. I have two TMK's a LB75 & a LB75f. And I love them both, Koa adds warmth but not all people want warmth. I wish they made a bent metal bridge for Carvin LB75's. Try Warmouth for the Koa body.

    [Edited by bassdude on 01-17-2001 at 08:54 PM]