We just got a few dozen of the Opio tenor and I am pleased to report that they are consistently as loud and punchy as the KoAloha tenor that we love. The construction is identical but with different woods so there is a slight difference in tone. I hear the Koa tenor as having more note clarity. Corey describes it as a “presence” that the KTM-00 possesses.
Still the fact remains that the two models are very similar in tone and response and the Opio is an amazing value in a solid wood tenor that will sell for 579 with a case (for now). If you like the KoAloha tenor sound and can’t or don’t want to spend that amount, we can now offer this alternative for about half the price. And it’s a fantastic tenor with KoAloha tone and feel.
The KoAloha Tenor Opio will soon be listed at The Ukulele Site will all its details.