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dakamaainahaole
11-15-2011, 06:27 AM
musicians friend (and others) describes the Lanikai NK-C as made with "solid Hawaiian koa tops and Hawaiian koa back and sides"... this DOES mean the sides and back are "solid" Koa too... right? SHOOTZ

JamieFromOntario
11-15-2011, 06:57 AM
Likely the back and sides are laminate koa (a sandwich of woods with koa on the outside so it looks nice).

dakamaainahaole
11-15-2011, 07:03 AM
Likely the back and sides are laminate koa (a sandwich of woods with koa on the outside so it looks nice).

... bummahz ... das why i bought da kine... thought it was all KOA! shaka, no worries, still sounds great!

JamieFromOntario
11-15-2011, 07:07 AM
It's my understanding that it's not very important what the back and sides are made of, so long as they are very hard. The back and sides are there to reflect the vibrations back up to the soundboard (top). The vibrations then travel from the inside of the instrument and out through the soundboard.

Also, some laminates are very good and make for a great sounding uke, even if they are all laminate.

peace