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guitar2adam
07-16-2008, 11:07 AM
I'm thinking about ordering a solid Pono Mango uke. Anyone have a mango uke or played on one that could tell me what the sound is like. Is it similar to koa?

grappler
07-16-2008, 12:33 PM
i think deach has just bought a kala mango. ask him

But read this (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4217) thread for comparisons with koa and othe type of woods

deach
07-16-2008, 12:40 PM
Mine is laminate though.

Oh wait, it is solid. Superfly summed it up however I am not sure how Pono would sound.

Jacman Rasta Bicycle
07-16-2008, 01:04 PM
i have a Kala solid Mango that i bought broght MGM a couple of months ago.
to my ear Mango has a certain mellowness, similar to Mahogany mixed a with a bit of brightness.

imagine if a Mahogany uku and a Koa uku had a baby. :rolleyes:

Kanaka916
07-16-2008, 02:36 PM
Would that be a Mahokoa or a Koagany?

uke142464
07-16-2008, 02:37 PM
i bet it sounds pretty schaweat:music:

tad
07-16-2008, 03:23 PM
i have a Kala solid Mango that i bought broght MGM a couple of months ago.
to my ear Mango has a certain mellowness, similar to Mahogany mixed a with a bit of brightness.

imagine if a Mahogany uku and a Koa uku had a baby. :rolleyes:

This description makes me want a mango uke.

ichadwick
07-16-2008, 03:31 PM
I picked up a Pono cedar and a solid mango pretty close to one another. The mango was well made, super glossy, good intonation and tuned low G. Plus its stunning to look at (pictures and a review here: www.ianchadwick.com/essays/ukuleles.htm (http://www.ianchadwick.com/essays/ukuleles.htm)

To my (admittedly tin) ears, it does not have the brightness of spruce, but has more than cedar, but somewhat less boomy bass than cedar. It doesn't have the sustain of cedar, either. I like it more as a strummer than a picker because it has a nice mid range without huge projection that could make chords sound muddy.