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iDavid
11-16-2009, 02:44 AM
How do this two compare tone-wise?

thanks

david

RevWill
11-16-2009, 03:26 AM
Red cedar is brighter and punchier, mahogany is slightly more mellow. Some players consider the red cedar to be too bright and punchy. I like it.

seeso
11-16-2009, 03:40 AM
I prefer the cedar/rosewood combo. Sounds really nice. Loud, bright, and punchy.

hoosierhiver
11-16-2009, 04:06 AM
Ukisociety does a comparison video in his underground bunker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZfTYzS8tqk

RevWill
11-16-2009, 04:08 AM
The videos from his bunker look like he's hiding from the Blair Witch.

blueUke
11-16-2009, 04:10 AM
I love my Mango for what it's worth. Great volume and tone. Looks great. Not as red as pics on the internet show. I was nervous about that. Looks great and sounds great.

hoosierhiver
11-16-2009, 04:14 AM
The videos from his bunker look like he's hiding from the Blair Witch.

He keeps ukes down there so they can survive any potential apocalypse.

RevWill
11-16-2009, 04:40 AM
He keeps ukes down there so they can survive any potential apocalypse.

Along with several years' worth of non-perishable food items and potable water?

Mouthy1
11-16-2009, 05:46 AM
Mike at Mainland sent me a Mohag. concert open headstock and a Boat shape last week(love em). The Mohag. is a very full sounding uke. Pretty loud and very mellow. Almost sounds like a classical music piece to me. You shouldn't be disappointed. I will say the first day I was a little disappointed in how quiet it was but it seems to be a lot louder now which is a good thing.

iDavid
11-18-2009, 12:06 AM
Mike at Mainland sent me a Mohag. concert open headstock and a Boat shape last week(love em). The Mohag. is a very full sounding uke. Pretty loud and very mellow. Almost sounds like a classical music piece to me. You shouldn't be disappointed. I will say the first day I was a little disappointed in how quiet it was but it seems to be a lot louder now which is a good thing.

dig the Mango and Hog!

iDavid
12-01-2009, 12:22 AM
I love my Mango for what it's worth. Great volume and tone. Looks great. Not as red as pics on the internet show. I was nervous about that. Looks great and sounds great.

did you get satin or high-gloss?

nikolo727
12-01-2009, 12:25 AM
A lot of serious ukers boycott the cedar ukes because cedar is usually used as a favored wood for guitars. I personally dont care as long as the sound is beautiful, but even then I tend to lean toward the mahogany side. I like the look better and the sound.

Link
12-01-2009, 06:19 AM
As the others said, cedar is brighter mahogany is more mellow. I higher prefer mahogany ukuleles to any other tonewood in the price range. (Spruce, Cedar, etc.)

UKISOCIETY
12-01-2009, 07:40 AM
A lot of serious ukers boycott the cedar ukes because cedar is usually used as a favored wood for guitars....


RU Serious? Unbelievable.


I personally dont care as long as the sound is beautiful, but even then I tend to lean toward the mahogany side. I like the look better and the sound.

I enjoy the various sounds different woods (or plastic!:)) offer in instruments. There's no perfect sounding uke to me.

RevWill
12-01-2009, 08:34 AM
A lot of serious ukers boycott the cedar ukes because cedar is usually used as a favored wood for guitars.

I've never heard of that one before. I happen to love my cedar-topped Mainland.

hoosierhiver
12-01-2009, 08:36 AM
I don't think there's a boycott, I'd say mahogany is just better known.

Pippin
12-01-2009, 09:14 AM
Cedar tops just get sweeter with age. I love the look of them. I love the Ohana CK-50G with the rosewood back and side and cedar top. I love the look of the Mainland Cedar-topped concert, too.