People mistake Koa for
Korina... They are definitely not the same !
Koa comes from Hawaii and Korina comes from Africa. Koa has a
little more red in it than Korina, Korina wood is usually a
little lighter in weight.
Tonally, most people would agree
that Korina wins on an electric guitar & Koa wins on an acoustic. The problem
with that theory is, there are so few Korina Acoustic Guitars that this writer
thinks it would be hard to make that judgment. By Jan of 2008, I plan to build
several Korina Acoustic guitars, simply to see what the difference really is. In
my entire career I don't think I have ever encountered a Korina acoustic guitar
of any kind.
So if any brave
souls wish to get involved in my little Korina Acoustic discovery
project, Please let me know. Theoretically, Korina
should sound great! I have some moving and restructuring plans
for 2006 & 2007 so I am putting off this project for a little while.
As I said above if any one wants to get involved by ordering one of
the prototypes, I will of course give the guitar to them at a
greatly reduced price.