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UKISOCIETY
10-08-2009, 05:14 AM
No audio or video yet, because I just opened the box last night. But here are my first impressions (http://www.ukecrazybitches.com/), complete with a good photo of the uke.

Ahnko Honu
10-08-2009, 05:22 AM
That picture is a Mango? It looks more like Mahogany to me. :confused:

UKISOCIETY
10-08-2009, 05:37 AM
That picture is a Mango? It looks more like Mahogany to me. :confused:

Yup. Surprised me as well, but you can tell it's mango from the inside. The stain on it is lighter than the Mainland Mahogany and a different shade than the red cedar. I'm going to take a family photo of my 4 Mainlands tonight so you can see the differences.

It's my favorite sounding Mainland out of the bunch - at least that's my initial reaction.

Ahnko Honu
10-08-2009, 05:41 AM
I'm just used to seeing spalted Mango with all the funky cool fungus lines running thru the wood. ;) Mahalo for the review, looking forward to the sound bite.

russ_buss
10-08-2009, 05:48 AM
Yup. Surprised me as well, but you can tell it's mango from the inside. The stain on it is lighter than the Mainland Mahogany and a different shade than the red cedar. I'm going to take a family photo of my 4 Mainlands tonight so you can see the differences.

It's my favorite sounding Mainland out of the bunch - at least that's my initial reaction.

good idea about the family photo. if you can work Colin (aka, C-strang) and Lady Macbeth in there somehow, that would be sweet.

UKISOCIETY
10-08-2009, 05:57 AM
good idea about the family photo. if you can work Colin (aka, C-strang) and Lady Macbeth in there somehow, that would be sweet.

I had to move them to the basement. Too many ukes upstairs now. :rolleyes:

C-strang, hehe!

Matt Clara
10-08-2009, 06:03 AM
That picture is a Mango? It looks more like Mahogany to me. :confused:

In his picture it appears to have a ribbon grain similar to the tops of many mahogany instruments I've seen; however, if you look at the pics on the Mainland page, I think you'll see the mango is a lot more orange than the mahogany.

Mango:
http://shop.mainlandukuleles.com/images/12547702965211285208045.jpeg

Mahogany:
http://shop.mainlandukuleles.com/images/1254783417846542641255.jpeg

cornfedgroove
10-08-2009, 06:10 AM
good lord uki...how many ukes you got?

UKISOCIETY
10-08-2009, 06:36 AM
good lord uki...how many ukes you got?


about 35. give or take. several of those are plastic jobbies.

I'm planning to unload some soon.

fergs1
10-08-2009, 09:06 AM
yeah yeah!:p who you trying to kid

ukeskywalker79
10-08-2009, 09:11 AM
Very nice score there. It looks fantastic man. Curious to hear some sound clips. Can you possibly make a side by side comparison with the other Mainlands? I want to see if I can hear the differences myself. Are they all strung up with the same strings and if so which ones do you prefer?

euchre
10-08-2009, 10:06 AM
:drool:

Can't wait to hear some clips

UKISOCIETY
10-09-2009, 01:21 AM
Here's video (http://www.ukecrazybitches.com/) and audio of the Mango concert, along with comparison with the mahogany and red cedars.