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Tudorp
06-06-2012, 01:55 AM
I know this, and/or variations of this question has been asked many times. But, there has always been so many variables given. I'd like to know, clean and simple. No brand names given, no dream or fantacy ukes, no nothing, clean and simple question. many of us have several ukes, in various sizes, and tonewoods. But, if it came down to it...?

If it came down to you only being able to keep and play ONE uke, and one uke only for the rest of your days, never to be able to touch another. Two part question. What size would you choose for your uke, & what wood would it be made from?

My answer:

1) Soprano

2) Solid Mahogany

clean, simple answers please.

mm stan
06-06-2012, 02:07 AM
Aloha Tudorp,
Good Morning...It probally be my best sounding ones, before I choose the size or wood for sure...they are my old friends... you probally know who they are..ha ha

Pukulele Pete
06-06-2012, 02:11 AM
If I could only keep one , it would be my Kiwaya KTS-4 mahogany soprano . It's the uke Martin should be making.

consitter
06-06-2012, 02:21 AM
1) tenor

2) solid koa

1931jim
06-06-2012, 02:25 AM
1) tenor (low G)
2) Mahogany

Pukulele Pete
06-06-2012, 02:30 AM
Ooops. 1.) soprano
2.) mahogany

I forgot to keep it simple. Oops , I'm screwing up again. Please disregard this part. Ooops. Geesh.

Tudorp
06-06-2012, 02:33 AM
;) ......

Hippie Dribble
06-06-2012, 02:36 AM
1. concert

2. mahogany

ukuleledaveey
06-06-2012, 02:39 AM
Soprano
Mahogany

emmaemme
06-06-2012, 02:45 AM
1) tenor (low G)
2) Mahogany

+1

1) tenor (low G)
2) Mahogany

strumsilly
06-06-2012, 03:32 AM
1) tenor

2) solid koa
ditto..............

mattydee
06-06-2012, 03:37 AM
1. concert

2. mahogany

This. Exactly.

philpot
06-06-2012, 03:41 AM
1) Koa

2) Concert.

Tenors are a LITTLE hard for me to use when I'm pulling some big stretches, and overall I've just found that I prefer concerts.

ChrisRCovington
06-06-2012, 03:43 AM
soprano
mahogany

Plainsong
06-06-2012, 03:49 AM
Koa
Superconcert

(I love other tonewoods, but I have to stay out of fantasy land per the rules of the thread :D )

bdukes
06-06-2012, 04:18 AM
Tenor
Koa

I couldn't make it simpler because 10 chars requirement.

mo9090x
06-06-2012, 04:18 AM
The way I interpret the rules you are allowed to state your preferred tonewood and are not restricted to Koa/mahogany. It can be made of any wood.


Koa
Superconcert

(I love other tonewoods, but I have to stay out of fantasy land per the rules of the thread :D )

tigersister
06-06-2012, 04:28 AM
1) Concert
2) Koa

Somehow I do not have a koa concert in the stable yet, but I think that would be what I want for my one uke. This may require further research. ;)

jmw
06-06-2012, 04:29 AM
1) Supersoprano
2) Koa

Tudorp
06-06-2012, 04:30 AM
yeah, it could be anything. The only rules was just simple answer. But, it could be "baritone & old railroad ties" no explaination any further than that is needed, but if ya want to elaburate (jjesh ow bad can I mess up that word?), thats fine, but ya only get one choice in each of the parts of the question.. ;)

KimosTherapy
06-06-2012, 04:31 AM
Tenor
Curly Koa ... w/Redwood Top

Tudorp
06-06-2012, 04:33 AM
And of course combos of wood is allowed as well as long as it is all with one uke. ;)


Tenor
Curly Koa ... w/Redwood Top

Plainsong
06-06-2012, 04:43 AM
The way I interpret the rules you are allowed to state your preferred tonewood and are not restricted to Koa/mahogany. It can be made of any wood.

No, I know that. I'm just restricted to ukes that actually exist that I have actually played. That's all I meant. :)

PoiDog
06-06-2012, 04:47 AM
Tenor, koa

Mix the new with the traditional.

bennyhana22
06-06-2012, 04:58 AM
1) Soprano

2) Koa

Clean and simple answer, clean and simple uke!

Ben

manapualabs
06-06-2012, 05:32 AM
1) tenor
2) solid koa

Pukulele Pete
06-06-2012, 05:39 AM
Where can I get one of those baritones made from old railroad ties ?

AKuker
06-06-2012, 05:43 AM
1) Concert

2) Paduak with spruce top

ukuraleigh
06-06-2012, 05:44 AM
1. Soprano
2. Koa

Hiddencross
06-06-2012, 06:08 AM
Tenor (low G)
Solid Koa

His Sinfulness
06-06-2012, 06:08 AM
1) tenor

2) (I wish I had enough experience with the various tone woods to answer this)

sukie
06-06-2012, 06:27 AM
Super-concert
Made of koa.

It's what I have already!

frankiefirefox
06-06-2012, 06:31 AM
1) Koa

2) Concert

nix
06-06-2012, 06:32 AM
1) concert
2) plastic/walnut

What can I say? I seriously adore my Flea.

Nix

Patrick Madsen
06-06-2012, 06:36 AM
Tenor low G
old growth cedar top; sides could be anything as long as it was a solid wood.

Shazzbot
06-06-2012, 07:45 AM
Solid Koa
Concert

Made in America (my choice, y'all can do what you want)

tikibar
06-06-2012, 07:48 AM
1: soprano "8-shape" idk what to call it :D
2: Koa or spruce/mahogany

stevepetergal
06-06-2012, 08:00 AM
Koa Concert. (until I get my hands on one of them bedpan ukes)

KimosTherapy
06-06-2012, 08:14 AM
1: soprano "8-shape" idk what to call it :D
2: Koa or spruce/mahogany


Ho, Brah!

It's called a "Figure 8" shape.

ukulelecowboy
06-06-2012, 09:10 AM
Baritone (GCEA tuning)

Mahogany

missameeames
06-06-2012, 09:43 AM
Soprano koa.

weerpool
06-06-2012, 10:14 AM
mahogany sopranino.

uke42
06-06-2012, 10:15 AM
Tenor Solid Koa.

lozarkman
06-06-2012, 10:22 AM
1 Baritone'
2 Solid Mahogany (Low G C tuning)

sim4lin
06-06-2012, 10:40 AM
1 Tenor
2 Mahogany

Hippie Dribble
06-06-2012, 11:34 AM
just got up and now caught up on this thread. I'm really interested that, in spite of how we love to talk about the wide range of different tonewoods and how much we love different stuff...when push comes to shove, nearly all of us would either choose koa or mahogany if we could only have one uke. :old:

rreffner
06-06-2012, 12:00 PM
Concert
Master grade koa

haole
06-06-2012, 02:35 PM
Soprano, and koa. My Kamaka fits the bill, so I should really knock it off with the UAS!

Eyeguy
06-06-2012, 02:46 PM
tenor
mahogany

OldePhart
06-06-2012, 02:48 PM
1) Longneck soprano

2) As phrased it is a pretty meaningless question that I, for one, simply can't answer. The quality of the bulid, type of bracing, thickness of the top, and quality of the individual cuts of wood all have far more impact on the tonal characteristics of an uke than does the type of wood. For that matter, I'd venture to say that strings potentially have as much or more impact on tonal qualities than does the type of wood (consider, you can put Aquila strings on almost any uke and it will sound more like "Aquila strings" than whatever the uke happens to be).

Sorry, it's just not possible to keep it simple. :) But if I had to I'd say solid, real Hawaiian Koa, throughout, including the neck (see how sneaky I iz - that pretty much assures it's going to be a top-of-the line Hawaiian or luthier uke so the build quality, etc., will be taken care of).

John

jackwhale
06-06-2012, 03:08 PM
I've had my Pohaku tenor for two weeks. It is curly koa--top, back and sides. I love the sound and everything about the Pohaku. Peter Hurney (Mr Pohaku) inlayed the headstock with a humpback whale in silver wire.
Even though I've been strictly a baritone player, this instrument is my keeper. 38723

ScooterD35
06-06-2012, 03:36 PM
Tenor
Koa (Fluke)


Scooter

connor013
06-06-2012, 03:45 PM
If I was smart I'd say soprano, mahogany.

Soooo, port orford/myrtle, tenor -- that's the one I'm waiting on, and it will be my uke for-eva.

PS UAS is very, very real.

ukuhelen
06-06-2012, 05:29 PM
ditto..............

ditto for me too

Nickie
06-06-2012, 05:33 PM
1. concert

2. mahogany

What he said. I am in love with it!

ckellogg
06-06-2012, 05:35 PM
Pineapple!

Koa

fernandogardinali
06-06-2012, 05:42 PM
Concert
Koa

SailQwest
06-06-2012, 05:47 PM
Concert
Spruce/Rosewood

uke552
06-06-2012, 06:00 PM
Pineapple!

Koa

Yes indeed!

Teek
06-06-2012, 06:34 PM
Long scale concert.

Koa.

TCK
06-06-2012, 07:38 PM
Tenor
Spruce top, Mahogany on the rest

ukuhippo
06-06-2012, 08:02 PM
Soprano
Plastic

tattwo
06-06-2012, 08:25 PM
Claro Walnut / WR Cedar Top

Tenor

Kekani
06-06-2012, 09:08 PM
Tenor

Milo/Spruce

-Aaron

Flyke
06-06-2012, 10:20 PM
Baritone (GCEA tuning).

Cedar top, Rosewood back and sides.

BIGDB
06-06-2012, 10:25 PM
1) tenor (low G)
2) Mahogany

Yes but high g

bazmaz
06-06-2012, 10:31 PM
My soprano solid Koa Koaloha. Strange really, as I play my Kanile'a Tenor much more, and that is a richer sounding uke, but for all time, one uke - id have to go with the size of the soprano to win the day.

ItsMrPitchy
06-07-2012, 11:27 AM
A tenor with solid koa.

luluwrites
06-07-2012, 12:28 PM
Dunno yet. But I'm looking forward to finding out.

frets alot
06-07-2012, 03:24 PM
1. tenor
2. don't have the tonewood nailed down yet

paeataa
06-07-2012, 03:46 PM
1. concert
2. koa

Paul Dominic Martin
06-07-2012, 06:10 PM
1) thin-body possibly cut-away 'Tenor'
2) not sure of woods koa, ebony, spruce (top) or carbon fiber

Uke Whisperer
06-08-2012, 07:14 AM
Concert Neck SOPRANO
Mahogany

GX9901
06-08-2012, 10:47 AM
Concert
Koa

808boy
06-08-2012, 11:49 AM
Concert/Koa

bbycrts
06-08-2012, 12:01 PM
Super soprano
Myrtlewood w/Port Orford Cedar top.

fabioponta
06-10-2012, 04:08 PM
OMG
1.soprano
2.Koa

kapahulu50
06-10-2012, 05:11 PM
Tenor.
Koa
.