View Full Version : Difference between mya moe tradition and classic?

12-24-2011, 02:58 PM
I could never afford such an amazing instrument on account of me being in high school, but out of curiosity whats the difference between the two soundwise?

Hippie Dribble
12-24-2011, 06:39 PM
no difference at all. Same wood, same builders, same construction process.

Only differences that account for the price discrepancy between the two models are:

1. classic affords you a far wider range of wood choices
2. classic affords you an abalone rosette and fretboard markers. tradition fretboard markers are pearl.
3. tradition does not have gloss finish as an option
4. classic have a wide range of wood bindings for the fretboard and body.

Essentially your uke will sound exactly the same whatever way you lean...

12-24-2011, 07:07 PM
From the Mya-Moe website, under "Pricing and options."


"Standard Features (all models except banjo)
book-matched top & back with matching sides
ebony fretboard
geared tuners
radiused fretboard (flat for the Lap Steel)
fretboard side position dots (not on the Lap Steel)
fretboard position markers
dovetail neck/body joint
graphite-reinforced hand-shaped mahogany neck
Worth brand fluorocarbon strings
strap button & ebony end-pin
premium hard case

Additional Features (all models except Tradition and banjo)
wood body & fretboard binding
abalone rosette (classic & 6-string models)
free shipping within continental U.S."

There are also some options for which you are charged an additional fee (such as cutaway, MiSi instead of K&K Twin Spot, and slotted headstock) that are listed for classics but not for traditions.

In addition, as Jon stated, you have access to wood sets when you order a classicthat you'd either have to pay extra for or can't get at all if you order a tradition and the fretboard markers on the classic are abalone, while those on the tradition are mother of pearl. Also, the classic has more fretboard markers and more side fret markers than the tradition does. I forget which ones are "missing' on the tradition, but it bothered me enough that Mya-Moe agreed to put a classic fretboard on the tenor tradition I've ordered.

12-25-2011, 09:59 AM
Thank you Eugene. Love your YouTube videos!