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CYN
04-05-2019, 11:34 AM
Anyone have a concert uke with a Douglas fir top? I was wondering about what you thought of the sound. I heard a tenor one made by Beansprout on you tube and it was a wonderful sound. Warm and yet sharp, clear. Almost between Spruce and Cedar. Looking to hear from people that have experience with the fir on a smaller uke.

BuzzBD
04-05-2019, 01:16 PM
I have used both Douglas fir and western hemlock for tops and they both work well. The fir is generally warmer than spruce, but much depends on what you do with it.
Brad

lakesideglenn
04-05-2019, 02:09 PM
I have a fir topped Pohaku that sounds wonderful.

weerpool
04-05-2019, 02:36 PM
so underrated and still my personal favorite top wood for uses any size.

river_driver
04-05-2019, 03:13 PM
Can’t ever remember hearing about fir as a tonewood. Reeeeaaaaly intrigued now!

RafterGirl
04-05-2019, 03:20 PM
I owned a Gary Gill concert scale tenor with a Douglas Fir top, mahogany back & sides. Worth Browns strings. Lovely tone. Mellow & sweet.