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Koa OM/Dreadnought A+  $110
(2) back plates 8-1/2" x 21-1/4" (taper to 6-3/4" wide)
(2) side plates 5" x 33"
Air dried since 2013, 16" D pattern shown; rich color, bold stripes, and light flame.
set #161-2216
Koa OM/Dreadnought A+ $110
(2) back plates 8-1/2" x 21-1/4" (taper to 6-3/4" wide)
(2) side plates 5" x 33"
Air dried since 2013, 16" D pattern shown; rich color, bold stripes, and light flame.
set #161-2216
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set #161-2216
closeup, wetted
set #161-2216
Koa OM/CL A+  $110
(2) back plates 8-1/8" x 23-1/4"
(2) side plates 4-5/8" x 32-1/2"
Air dried since 2013, 15-1/4" OM pattern shown; beautiful rich color and light quilt/flame.
(2) consecutive sets available   -   set #161-2103
Koa OM/CL A+ $110
(2) back plates 8-1/8" x 23-1/4"
(2) side plates 4-5/8" x 32-1/2"
Air dried since 2013, 15-1/4" OM pattern shown; beautiful rich color and light quilt/flame.
(2) consecutive sets available - set #161-2103
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set #161-2103
closeup, wetted
set #161-2103
Koa OM/CL AA  $130
(2) back plates 7-7/8" x 21"
(2) side plates 4-3/8" x 31"
Air dried since 2010, 15-1/4" OM pattern shown, bright color, light-med fiddleback curl. 
set #198-2061
Koa OM/CL AA $130
(2) back plates 7-7/8" x 21"
(2) side plates 4-3/8" x 31"
Air dried since 2010, 15-1/4" OM pattern shown, bright color, light-med fiddleback curl.
set #198-2061
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set #198-2061
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set #198-2061
Koa OM/Dreadnought AA  $130
(2) back plates 8-3/8" x 22"
(2) side plates 5-1/4" x 32-1/2"
Air dried since 2010, 16" dred pattern shown, Bright orange-brown old-growth, with light-med curl.
set #193-2177
Koa OM/Dreadnought AA $130
(2) back plates 8-3/8" x 22"
(2) side plates 5-1/4" x 32-1/2"
Air dried since 2010, 16" dred pattern shown, Bright orange-brown old-growth, with light-med curl.
set #193-2177
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set #193-2177
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set #193-2177
Koa OM/CL AA  $145
(2) back plates 7-11/16" x 21"
(2) side plates 5" x 32" (taper to 4-3/8")
Air dried since 2016, 15-1/4" OM pattern shown, plates matched from same tree, good flame on backs.
set #175-2162
Koa OM/CL AA $145
(2) back plates 7-11/16" x 21"
(2) side plates 5" x 32" (taper to 4-3/8")
Air dried since 2016, 15-1/4" OM pattern shown, plates matched from same tree, good flame on backs.
set #175-2162
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set #175-2162
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set #175-2162
Koa OM/Dreadnought AA  $150
(2) back plates 8-3/4" x 21"
(2) side plates 5" x 32-1/8"
Air dried since 2013, 16" dred pattern shown, good color and curl, especially strong curl on back plates.
 set #161-2125
Koa OM/Dreadnought AA $150
(2) back plates 8-3/4" x 21"
(2) side plates 5" x 32-1/8"
Air dried since 2013, 16" dred pattern shown, good color and curl, especially strong curl on back plates.
set #161-2125
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set #161-2125

Tiny tight knot on sides (circled, at left). No attention required at finishing.
closeup, wetted
set #161-2125

Tiny tight knot on sides (circled, at left). No attention required at finishing.
Koa Parlor AAA $165
(2) back plates 6-1/2" x 19-1/2" (tapers to 5-3/8")
(2) side plates 5" x 29-5/8"
Air dried since 2015, shown with 12-1/4" parlor pattern, rich-dark koa with vertical and straight grain.
set #170-1864
Koa Parlor AAA $165
(2) back plates 6-1/2" x 19-1/2" (tapers to 5-3/8")
(2) side plates 5" x 29-5/8"
Air dried since 2015, shown with 12-1/4" parlor pattern, rich-dark koa with vertical and straight grain.
set #170-1864
closeup, wetted
set #170-1864

This'll make a very handsome guitar.
closeup, wetted
set #170-1864

This'll make a very handsome guitar.
Koa OM/Dreadnought AA+  $190
(2) back plates 8-3/4" x 24"
(2) side plates 5" x 32-1/2"
Air dried since 2010, 16" dred pattern shown, pomelle-quilt figure, rich color.
set #193-2090
Koa OM/Dreadnought AA+ $190
(2) back plates 8-3/4" x 24"
(2) side plates 5" x 32-1/2"
Air dried since 2010, 16" dred pattern shown, pomelle-quilt figure, rich color.
set #193-2090
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set #193-2090
Pin knot on inside face of one side; likely trimmed away during profiling or binding. Back plates are .135" thick, but thin to .125" at corner outside pattern (marked X in 1st photo).
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set #193-2090
Pin knot on inside face of one side; likely trimmed away during profiling or binding. Back plates are .135" thick, but thin to .125" at corner outside pattern (marked X in 1st photo).
Koa OM/Dreadnought AA+  $190
(2) back plates 8-1/2" x 24-3/4"
(2) side plates 5-1/2" x 32-3/4"
Air dried since 2010, 16" dred pattern shown, straight grain, good color, density, and curl.
(2) consecutive sets available   -   set #193-2172
Koa OM/Dreadnought AA+ $190
(2) back plates 8-1/2" x 24-3/4"
(2) side plates 5-1/2" x 32-3/4"
Air dried since 2010, 16" dred pattern shown, straight grain, good color, density, and curl.
(2) consecutive sets available - set #193-2172
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set #193-2172
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set #193-2172
Koa OM/CL AAA  $210
(2) back plates 8" x 24"
(2) side plates 5-1/4" x 33-3/4"
Air dried since 2010, 15-1/4" OM pattern shown, fiddleback-krinkle curl, rich color.
(2) consecutive sets available   -   set #193-1897
Koa OM/CL AAA $210
(2) back plates 8" x 24"
(2) side plates 5-1/4" x 33-3/4"
Air dried since 2010, 15-1/4" OM pattern shown, fiddleback-krinkle curl, rich color.
(2) consecutive sets available - set #193-1897
closeup, wetted
set #193-1897

Note: slight cupping (1/16 or less) on back plates. No problem, guaranteed.
closeup, wetted
set #193-1897

Note: slight cupping (1/16 or less) on back plates. No problem, guaranteed.
Koa OM/Dreadnought AA+  $235
(2) back plates 8-1/8" x 21" (tapers as shown)
(2) side plates 5-1/2" x 34"
Air dried since 2017, 16" dred pattern shown, straight & vertical grain, good curl. Will make handsome guitar.
set #200-2123
Koa OM/Dreadnought AA+ $235
(2) back plates 8-1/8" x 21" (tapers as shown)
(2) side plates 5-1/2" x 34"
Air dried since 2017, 16" dred pattern shown, straight & vertical grain, good curl. Will make handsome guitar.
set #200-2123
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set #200-2123

Back plates show a tight-tenable fit for dreadnought; easy fit for OM and smaller models.
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set #200-2123

Back plates show a tight-tenable fit for dreadnought; easy fit for OM and smaller models.
Koa OM/CL AAA  $255
(2) back plates 8-3/8" x 22" (tapers to 8")
(2) side plates 4-3/8" x 35-3/8" 
Air dried since 2010, 15-1/4" OM pattern shown, good flame-curl; bright orange-brown colors.
set #196-1951
Koa OM/CL AAA $255
(2) back plates 8-3/8" x 22" (tapers to 8")
(2) side plates 4-3/8" x 35-3/8"
Air dried since 2010, 15-1/4" OM pattern shown, good flame-curl; bright orange-brown colors.
set #196-1951
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set #196-1951
closeup, wetted
set #196-1951
Koa OM/CL AAA  $255
(2) back plates 8-1/8" x 21" (tapers to 7-1/4")
(2) side plates 5" x 35-3/4" 
Air dried since 2016, 15-1/4" OM pattern shown, tight curl throughout; rich color bands.
set #174-2302
Koa OM/CL AAA $255
(2) back plates 8-1/8" x 21" (tapers to 7-1/4")
(2) side plates 5" x 35-3/4"
Air dried since 2016, 15-1/4" OM pattern shown, tight curl throughout; rich color bands.
set #174-2302
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set #174-2302
closeup, wetted
set #174-2302
Koa OM/Dreadnought AAA  $255
(2) back plates 9-1/4" x 22" (tapers to 8-3/4")
(2) side plates 5-3/4" x 35-1/4" (tapers to 4-3/4")
Air dried since 2006, 16" dred pattern shown, rich dark color with pomelle flame figure. 
set #138-1517
Koa OM/Dreadnought AAA $255
(2) back plates 9-1/4" x 22" (tapers to 8-3/4")
(2) side plates 5-3/4" x 35-1/4" (tapers to 4-3/4")
Air dried since 2006, 16" dred pattern shown, rich dark color with pomelle flame figure.
set #138-1517
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set #138-1517
closeup, wetted
set #138-1517
Koa OM/CL AAA  $285
(2) back plates 8-1/4" x 22-1/2" 
(2) side plates 5" x 32" (tapers to 4") 
Air dried since 2010, 15-1/4" OM pattern shown, good flame-curl; rich orange-brown colors.
(3) consecutive sets available   -   set #196-1954
Koa OM/CL AAA $285
(2) back plates 8-1/4" x 22-1/2"
(2) side plates 5" x 32" (tapers to 4")
Air dried since 2010, 15-1/4" OM pattern shown, good flame-curl; rich orange-brown colors.
(3) consecutive sets available - set #196-1954
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set #196-1954
closeup, wetted
set #196-1954
Koa OM/Dreadnought AAA  $295
(2) back plates 8-5/8" x 23-1/4" (tapering)
(2) side plates 5" x 33-1/4"
Air dried since 2019, 16" dred pattern shown, tight curl, rich  and varied color.
set #206-2317
Koa OM/Dreadnought AAA $295
(2) back plates 8-5/8" x 23-1/4" (tapering)
(2) side plates 5" x 33-1/4"
Air dried since 2019, 16" dred pattern shown, tight curl, rich and varied color.
set #206-2317
closeup, wetted
set #206-2317

Minor, tight pin knot on back plate; no attention required during finishing. Inquire for closeup photos.
closeup, wetted
set #206-2317

Minor, tight pin knot on back plate; no attention required during finishing. Inquire for closeup photos.
Koa OM/Dreadnought AAA  $300
(2) back plates 8-1/4" x 22"
(2) side plates 5" x 33-3/8"
Air dried since 2017, 16" D pattern shown, straight & vertical grain, full curl.
set #200-2333
Koa OM/Dreadnought AAA $300
(2) back plates 8-1/4" x 22"
(2) side plates 5" x 33-3/8"
Air dried since 2017, 16" D pattern shown, straight & vertical grain, full curl.
set #200-2333
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set #200-2333

There is a small inclusion on inside face of one side. Not apparent on show face and no attention required.
closeup, wetted
set #200-2333

There is a small inclusion on inside face of one side. Not apparent on show face and no attention required.
Koa OM/CL AAA+  $325-$350
(2) back plates 8-1/4" x 21-1/2" 
(2) side plates 4-5/16" x 32" 
Air dried since 2016, 15-1/4" OM pattern shown; vbertical grain with brilliant color, stripes, and flame-curl.
(2) consecutive sets available   -   set #177-2140
Koa OM/CL AAA+ $325-$350
(2) back plates 8-1/4" x 21-1/2"
(2) side plates 4-5/16" x 32"
Air dried since 2016, 15-1/4" OM pattern shown; vbertical grain with brilliant color, stripes, and flame-curl.
(2) consecutive sets available - set #177-2140
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set 177-2139 no flaws $350.
or
set #177-2140 shows a couple shallow pin knots on the inside face of one back plate; they are not visible on the show face and require no attention. $325
closeup, wetted
set 177-2139 no flaws $350.
or
set #177-2140 shows a couple shallow pin knots on the inside face of one back plate; they are not visible on the show face and require no attention. $325
Koa OM/Dreadnought AAA $340
(2) back plates 9" x 24"
(2) side plates 5-3/4" x 33-1/2"
Air dried since 2015, 16" dred pattern shown, vibrant curl with striping, straight and vertical grain.
(2) consecutive sets available - set #170-1416
Koa OM/Dreadnought AAA $340
(2) back plates 9" x 24"
(2) side plates 5-3/4" x 33-1/2"
Air dried since 2015, 16" dred pattern shown, vibrant curl with striping, straight and vertical grain.
(2) consecutive sets available - set #170-1416
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set #170-1416
closeup, wetted
set #170-1416
Koa OM/Dreadnought AAA  $340
(4) top-back plates 8-1/2" x 21"
(2) side plates 5" x 32-3/4"
16" dred pattern shown, air-dried since 2013, rich red-brown, tight curl. Gorgeous koa.
set #161-2102
Koa OM/Dreadnought AAA $340
(4) top-back plates 8-1/2" x 21"
(2) side plates 5" x 32-3/4"
16" dred pattern shown, air-dried since 2013, rich red-brown, tight curl. Gorgeous koa.
set #161-2102
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set #161-2102

Teeny, symmetrical tight knot at upper bout, circled in photo at left. No filling or attention required.
closeup, wetted
set #161-2102

Teeny, symmetrical tight knot at upper bout, circled in photo at left. No filling or attention required.
Koa OM/Dreadnought AAA+  $375
(2) back plates 8-3/4" x 24" (tapers to 8-1/4")
(2) side plates 5-1/2" x 34"
Air dried since 2017, 16" dred pattern shown, straight & vertical grain, full curl. Will make handsome guitar.
set #200-2004
Koa OM/Dreadnought AAA+ $375
(2) back plates 8-3/4" x 24" (tapers to 8-1/4")
(2) side plates 5-1/2" x 34"
Air dried since 2017, 16" dred pattern shown, straight & vertical grain, full curl. Will make handsome guitar.
set #200-2004
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set #200-2004
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set #200-2004
4A & 5A koa sets
This set sold. Very limited supply; please inquire.
set #118-773
4A & 5A koa sets
This set sold. Very limited supply; please inquire.
set #118-773
4A-5A koa sides
set #118-773
4A-5A koa sides
set #118-773

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