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Uke Republic
01-13-2010, 07:50 AM
It should be available in mass at the end of February, CONCERT solid Zebra wood. The soprano has gotten a lot of love but many have requested other sizes in this tone wood so the concert will be next. Premiering at NAMM along with the CK-35 with built in p/up.
Looking forward to getting this one in! I love Zebras and Zebra wood!

Susie A
01-13-2010, 08:14 AM
Looking forward to getting this one in! I love Zebras and Zebra wood!

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Thumper
01-13-2010, 08:22 AM
That's excellent news - thanks!

Paul December
01-13-2010, 09:14 AM
What does Zebrawood sound most similar to: Mahogany, Koa, Spruce, or Cedar? Bright or Warm?
Also, how is the sustain?

Uke Republic
01-13-2010, 09:40 AM
What does Zebrawood sound most similar to: Mahogany, Koa, Spruce, or Cedar? Bright or Warm?
Also, how is the sustain?

It sounds a lot like rosewood.Sustain is good. Warm tone.
It's not too often we see solid Zebrawood ukuleles. Some luthiers complain that it being such a hard wood it's tough to work.

Pippin
01-13-2010, 09:41 AM
What does Zebrawood sound most similar to: Mahogany, Koa, Spruce, or Cedar? Bright or Warm?
Also, how is the sustain?

Zebra-wood does not really sound like any "tone-wood". It is not as bright as spruce, but, it is not too mellow. It is not as warm as cedar, and not as clear and distinct as mahogany. It is nothing like the warm bark of koa. It is similar to cherry, to my ears, not as clear, but similar. It is sweet-sounding and mellow, but not muddy.

I hope that helps.

Ahnko Honu
01-13-2010, 11:08 AM
I wonder if we could talk them into a run of Zebra pineapples. Hmmm...

RevWill
01-13-2010, 11:20 AM
That should be a sweet looking and sounding addition to their already impressive line. Awesome!

Harold O.
01-13-2010, 11:22 AM
Ah yes, zebras.

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Lori
01-13-2010, 12:55 PM
I wonder if we could talk them into a run of Zebra pineapples. Hmmm...
I bet pineapples are easier to make, so why not?
–Lori

iDavid
01-13-2010, 11:04 PM
I bought one of the soprano zebras from Mike and hope to get it soon. (I live in Japan)

I'll let you know what I think, when I get it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjj5HfvXWjw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn6yCfATYR0

It has something...

iDavid
01-13-2010, 11:05 PM
It should be available in mass at the end of February, CONCERT solid Zebra wood. The soprano has gotten a lot of love but many have requested other sizes in this tone wood so the concert will be next. Premiering at NAMM along with the CK-35 with built in p/up.
Looking forward to getting this one in! I love Zebras and Zebra wood!

Binding?

what type of tuners?

david

geoffsuke
01-14-2010, 06:40 AM
Zebra-wood does not really sound like any "tone-wood". It is not as bright as spruce, but, it is not too mellow. It is not as warm as cedar, and not as clear and distinct as mahogany. It is nothing like the warm bark of koa. It is similar to cherry, to my ears, not as clear, but similar. It is sweet-sounding and mellow, but not muddy.

I hope that helps.

so it's like he middle ground, ie, if you can't decide among any other then you should go for zebra-wood :)