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turtledrum
09-29-2015, 07:35 AM
Saw that Maton makes ukes out of bunya wood. Anyone know what it sounds like? Anyone have a uke made from it?

anthonyg
09-29-2015, 09:36 PM
Saw that Maton makes ukes out of bunya wood. Anyone know what it sounds like? Anyone have a uke made from it?

Bunya is an Australian wood so the Australian manufacturers such as Maton and Cole Clark use it. Its a brightish sounding wood something like Spruce or Maple. Its not mellow like Mahogany. Some will say rightly that its more about how the instrument is built but that's my two bobs worth.

EDIT: It's a Pine tree.
http://permaculturenews.org/2013/11/27/the-bunya-bunya-pine-araucaria-bidwillii/

Anthony

turtledrum
09-29-2015, 11:55 PM
Much appreciated, Anthony!

Ever heard one of those Matons?

anthonyg
09-30-2015, 12:32 AM
I like the NEW Maton ukulele's. The older Matons were sweet but a little overbuilt. Recently they changed and are MUCH more lively. As to the Bunya top model? I'm not sure. I haven't played one.

Anthony

turtledrum
09-30-2015, 12:46 AM
Thanks so much....saw the Matons advertised at Artisan Guitars, but without sound samples