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iDavid
02-09-2010, 11:01 PM
I'm looking for a concert that is very responsive to touch. In that size which do you think would be best?

Mahogany
Red Cedar/ Rosewood
Mango
Zebrawood

Ukeffect
02-10-2010, 04:30 AM
Gee there are so many nice ukes out there, I guess it depends on your price range. I know Kala makes one out of Koa back and sides with a cedar top that is very nice...you could try...wait a sec...found this on E-bay, Koa Pili Koko...solid Acacia, I have a tenor that is tremendously responsive (w/ Aquila strings)...this is a deluxe w/ abalone, but he has a plain one for a bit less!:drool:
http://cgi.ebay.com/KOA-PILI-KOKO-ukulele-DELUXE-Concert-Solid-Acacia-wood_W0QQitemZ260548646842QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item3ca9e8d7ba

seeso
02-10-2010, 04:52 AM
It's more the maker than the wood. How much are you looking to spend?

iDavid
02-10-2010, 11:05 AM
under 400 dollars for the Uke

not including case and shipping

seeso
02-10-2010, 11:08 AM
While I'm still unsure as to what you mean by "responsive to touch," take a look at Mele.

http://meleukulele.com/

iDavid
02-10-2010, 03:29 PM
The tone is influenced by dynamics. The harder I hit a note it not only gets louder, but brighter.

cornfedgroove
02-10-2010, 05:30 PM
something like this? of course its not a concert, but its a rough thought

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-KALA-SPALTED-FLAMED-MAPLE-SPRUCE-TOP-TENOR-UKULELE_W0QQitemZ370330205658QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH _DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5639667dda

seeso
02-10-2010, 05:37 PM
I'd seriously consider the Mele spruce top.

Pippin
02-10-2010, 09:26 PM
I'd seriously consider the Mele spruce top.

Excellent suggestion. I agree with the spruce top. The Ohana CK-75G is another excellent choice... solid maple with spruce, too.

iDavid
02-10-2010, 10:14 PM
How about the Mainland Red Cedar?

seeso
02-11-2010, 04:37 AM
How about the Mainland Red Cedar?

IMO, that's their finest sounding instrument. Bright and loud.

clayton56
02-11-2010, 05:38 AM
for what you want I would save for a Koaloha, I think they're the most responsive, quick and loud uke made

iDavid
02-11-2010, 11:04 AM
Have you played one in a concert?

seeso
02-11-2010, 02:01 PM
Have you played one in a concert?

Played one what? KoAloha or cedar Mainland?

iDavid
02-11-2010, 03:37 PM
mainland cedar concert

seeso
02-11-2010, 03:39 PM
mainland cedar concert

Yeah, I said it's their best model, IMO.

iDavid
02-11-2010, 04:30 PM
cool

I am really thinking of getting one!