The Royal Hawaiian Double O
The Royal Hawaiian Double O

Double O’s are sold out for now, except for a couple of B-stock ones with finish flaws. We’ll get those up on the close-out page shortly.

The Double O is another new model for us. Like many of the things we make, this comes from an idea for something that…um…I wanted. In this case, what I wanted was a full 24 fret two octave fingerboard. This meant making the sound hole smaller and moving it back towards the bridge. So we cut some additional F holes into the upper bouts to let some more of the resonance get out and the next thing we knew we had a whole new sound on our hands.

Royal Hawaiian Double O features:

  • Extra deep body and hollow neck for increased volume and resonance
  • Double octave 24 fret rosewood fingerboard
  • Vintage Martin style “snowflake” abalone fretboard inlays
  • Oval sound hole with abalone binding
  • Rope binding on the top, back and fingerboard
  • Rosewood bridge with maple markings
  • Gold and ebony sealed tuners
  • Fishman Presys+ pickup system

The Double O uses our favorite Fishman Sonicore pickup with the Presys+ preamp system. This system features 4 bands of EQ, a notch filter for feedback busting and a phase switch, useful for adding extra fullness at low volumes, and of course, the built-in tuner.

We’ve just finished 12 of these instruments, and since everybody around here wants one, I guess we’ll have to get started on some more. The Double O comes standard with the Fishman Presys+ pickup system and our new extra deep hard shell case with center pocket and black poodle interior.



The Royal Hawaiian Double O direct from us price is $879.00. This includes the Fishman pickup system and the custom extra deep hard case.

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Imperial instruments may also be available at your local independent, non-chain, non big-box music store.