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fa'a Junior
08-02-2009, 05:08 AM
For solid wood ukes is there a noticable difference in tone for different woods?

08-02-2009, 05:37 AM
My spruce top has a very mellow sound, and I've heard the same with mango. Koa and its acacia kin, I believe, are a lot brighter. Most ukuleles I've seen are made of mahogany, which is I guess the middleman.

08-02-2009, 06:10 AM
This has been asked about a few times. Check this thread (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17004&highlight=tone) for some more info.

08-02-2009, 07:15 AM
Hi fa'a Junior. Welcome :)

Perform a tag search (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/tags.php) on "tonewoods" and you'll see a few threads that will help you understand what different woods sound like.

fa'a Junior
08-03-2009, 04:42 AM
Thanks, glad I found this site, lot of helpful tips and advice. I didn't see the mgm video at first but that actually was awesome as I got to hear different ukes than reading about it.