Hawaiian Hardwoods Direct

John Williamson Koa Tenor


From John:

"I built this tenor for my sister who lives in WA near the canadian border.
On the fret board is a silhouette of Mt. Baker, sort of an iconic image in
that area. This is #6, made from a set of Koa I purchased from you recently."

George Waldmann


George Says: “Just saw your new website and it reminded me of the fact that I bought a bookmatched koa top about a year ago from you. Attached is a pic of the guitar I built. Koa over swamp ash body, maple/rosewood neck. The pickguard is etched aluminum. I based the Hawaiian lagoon scene on the old metal bodied National Resonators, and had a local artist do the etching. You can't really see it in the photos, but the neck pickup cover is engraved ”Aloha.“