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Philphlash
09-03-2018, 06:19 AM
Have any of you seen or played a Purple Heart uke? My question is how it sounds. Is is better or worse than traditional ukes or is it just different but sounds fine.
Also is the look good or garish?
Any help would be wonderful.

stevejfc
09-03-2018, 08:34 AM
I assume you are talking about purple heart wood, which is I believe in the rosewood family. It is a very hard/dense wood that is not often used on soundboards, as it would tend toward muted acoustics. It is sometimes used for backs and sides, but more often as an accent wood due to it's vivid color.

g'est
09-03-2018, 09:45 AM
KoAloha made some spruce top purple heart ukuleles a while back. Google them, you can compare the sound samples to regular KoAlohas.