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    Default Koa/mango uke

    Pretty wild looking uke, anyone ever played one?

    https://reverb.com/item/6366745-koal...ukulele-bundle
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    Yup. I have a soprano that's a model year or two newer. It is my main instrument and I love it.

    They use two types of wood supposedly to enhance the resonance of the strings. I can't say whether or not that works, but I can say that the instrument sounds great up and down the scale. Highs are sweet and have a little sparkle. Lows are resonant without an obnoxious boom.

    If you have a chance to try it out, I highly recommend it.
    Last edited by derbyhat; 09-08-2017 at 03:36 PM. Reason: Clarity: just noticed the link is a concert

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    Yes, I played one, a friend owns it. It played like a dream and sang like a bird. derbyhat described the tone pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    Pretty wild looking uke, anyone ever played one?

    https://reverb.com/item/6366745-koal...ukulele-bundle
    I saw those online last year and thought the same thing, wild looking.

    The local stores never carried them where I live, and I really wanted to get my hands on one.
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