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mineymole
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....

Jerryc41
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.
https://www.theukulelesite.com/kala-ka-atp-ct-solid-cedar-top-tenor-slothead-gloss-finish.html

This Ohana spruce top looks good and has a good price.
http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/ohana-tk-70-r-solid-spruce-top-rosewood-tenor-ukulele

Review - starts about the 8:40 point.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rYq6CHZr2w

Laelia
07-25-2018, 07:20 AM
KALAAAAA!

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!