View Full Version : comparing solid spruce tops

07-25-2018, 05:00 AM
Looking at tenor ukuleles with solid spruce tops and solid sides (rosewood etc.)

The familiar names come up: Kala, Ohana (seems this is the MOST offered brand on the planet)...

Also looking at Mainland (anyone have a spruce top?)

And the stretch would be LoPrinzi and Pono for me...

I don't live in an area where I can try any of these, so I welcome opinions....

07-25-2018, 06:00 AM
This cedar-topped Kala is a real beauty, and it sounds great. I got one after seeing Brett McQueen playing one online.

This Ohana spruce top looks good and has a good price.

Review - starts about the 8:40 point.

07-25-2018, 07:20 AM

I'm not biased or anything but my main workhorse is a beautiful, light little kala with a solid spruce top and acacia back and sides. I find it's very mild and mellow, and the longer I own it the sweeter it gets :D would definitely recommend!