PDA

View Full Version : What type of wood is this?



steady339
07-05-2016, 05:16 PM
Could some UU members give your opinions on what type of wood this tenor back looks like it is made of?

This is a photo of my newly acquired Pono PTC Tenor that is being shipped. The seller was not sure of the wood type in the back and sides.

Jim Hanks
07-05-2016, 05:29 PM
Google says the PTC was cedar top and mahogany back and that sure looks like mahogany to me.

sequoia
07-05-2016, 08:19 PM
Yup. Looks like mahogany. Why does it matter?

greenscoe
07-05-2016, 08:44 PM
Sapele which is considered to be a member of the mahogany family.

PhilUSAFRet
07-06-2016, 04:12 AM
pretty wood!

steady339
07-06-2016, 09:20 AM
Thanks guys for your opinions on the wood type of this ukulele. I thought that it is mahogany too, but just was not sure as other tone woods can have similar ribbon markings.

I am really looking forward to playing this uke when it arrives. I am a guitarist and have a bachelors degree in music. This Pono tenor will be my first "good" ukulele which I plan to use in my high school guitar class.

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
07-06-2016, 10:01 AM
Sapele which is considered to be a member of the mahogany family.


yep, Sapele

Timbuck
07-06-2016, 10:51 AM
I'll go for Sipo, or Utile, ;)