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aHarvestr
04-23-2010, 02:58 PM
Anyone have any reviews on narra wood or know of a place that sells solid narra ukes?
thanks:cool:

Doc_J
04-23-2010, 03:12 PM
Boat paddle makes ukes with Narra wood. They had a reso concert for sale (now sold) with Narra wood.
http://www.boatpaddleukuleles.com/instruments.php

You may need a custom uke.

davidrboy
05-30-2014, 07:03 AM
I'm bumping this thread because I am curious about people's impressions. I've read the tonewood indexes for Narra. I'm looking for the collective subjective of this great forum...

dkcrown
05-30-2014, 03:49 PM
I'm bumping this thread because I am curious about people's impressions. I've read the tonewood indexes for Narra. I'm looking for the collective subjective of this great forum...

I have a Boat Paddle custom ML tenor with Narra back and sides and a cedar top. It is a fantastic sounding uke, but with the cedar top I don't know if I can comment on the tonal qualities of Narra. This combination produces a deep warm tone. Being a larger body, this uke had excellent volume with great resonance and sustain. I have it strung low G with Savaraez Alliance strings and a Cantiga wound G.

The grain on my uke is similar in appearance to Mahogany. Here are a couple of pics of it.
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/dkcrown1/038.jpg (http://s1106.photobucket.com/user/dkcrown1/media/038.jpg.html)
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/dkcrown1/024.jpg (http://s1106.photobucket.com/user/dkcrown1/media/024.jpg.html)
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/dkcrown1/016-2.jpg (http://s1106.photobucket.com/user/dkcrown1/media/016-2.jpg.html)

davidrboy
05-30-2014, 07:25 PM
This:
Scientific name: Pterocarpus Indus
Trade names: Narra, Golden Narra, New Guinea Rosewood
Janka: 1400 approx
Uses: Back and sides, veneer
RIYL: Rosewoods
Bling factor: Curl and ribbon stripe.
Availability: Common
CITES status: Not listed. No restrictions


And it's specifically Jerry's Boat Paddles that I'm talking about actually.

1300cc
05-30-2014, 09:20 PM
http://ukecebu.weebly.com/

davidrboy
05-31-2014, 03:40 AM
http://ukecebu.weebly.com/

What am I missing here?

1300cc
05-31-2014, 10:47 AM
What am I missing here?I believed narra is a Philippine native wood, and this website can customize you a narra wood ukulele