Nuevo Koa

The wood used for the Nuevo Koa comes from Hawaii. Koa is becoming increasingly popular in guitar making. Not only because of its unusual grain, but especially because of its good sound characteristics - warm and woody. The sound of koa sweetens and deepens with time. Bring a piece of Hawaii home with it!

Spanish heel (construction sample)

Wooden soundhole inlay

Der Jung tuning machine head

Koa wood

Eco Tree

Protecting our forests is important. Join in!
Sustainability is becoming more and more important for all of us. The protection of nature is very close to our hearts. That is why we at ARTESANO have decided to use only wood from controlled sustainable forestry for the Nuevo, Sonata, Maestro and Flamenco series. All models of these series use these sustainable tonewoods.


    ModelNuevo Koa
    Nut width50mm
    TopSolid koa
    Back and sidesKoa
    NeckMahogany, Spanish heel
    FretboardArtificial ebony
    BridgeArtificial ebony, with dual drill holes
    Nut and bridgeBone
    Machine headsDer Jung
    Soundhole inlayPearloid
    FinishNatural high-gloss
    StringsRoyal Classics Sonata


Decades of Spanish guitar building tradition meets modern and natural design, the Nuevo series by Artesano. Koa is a Hawaiian tonewood. High grades are very rare. They usually sound warm and woody. The sound of koa sweetens and deepens with time.