Working with Keola, and using the original double hole guitars he played in the 70's and 80's when he was involved with the Honolulu Guitar and Lute Shop as a starting point, I am proud to announce the Keola Beamer Artist Guitar. This is designed for Slack Key with an emphasis on purity and strength of overtones and excellent sustain with plenty of volume.
This is available as both a steel string as pictured and nylon string. Each has a label signed by Keola as well as myself.
This is a medium sized guitar at 15 ¼" in the lower bout for the steel sting and 14 ½" in the nylon.
The steel string is available in all Koa as is Keola's, or with a Spruce top and your choice of back and side wood. Spruce choices include German, Carpathian, Adirondack, Lutz and Sitka. I would suggest a scale length of 25.4" or 25", depending on your style and hand size. It is also available with 12, 13, or 14 frets to the body.
The nylon string is available with any of the spruces and either Koa or other fine tone wood back and sides. The nylon string is available with 12 or 13 frets to the body, and unless we decide otherwise, a 650mm scale.
"I played my Dennis Lake Pō Mahina double ported koa guitar in concert for the very first time last night. Its beautiful tone swept the theatre like a warm breeze. After I played the first few chords at sound check, a hush came over the back of the room where the tech people were. The sound engineer told me it was the most beautiful guitar he had ever heard. I whole-heartedly agree. It has a gorgeous depth on the low end and a sweet, pure clarity in the highs. I feel like something truly beautiful has come into my life."