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tangimango
10-22-2013, 02:15 AM
has anyone used a Koa top for a maple back and sides ukulele?

not a good combination?

L'Ukes Lutherie
10-22-2013, 04:45 AM
The first man to eat an oyster was either very brave... or very hungry.

And when he met the first man to make hot sauce and saltines, he was very happy.

The better question might be, "Has anyone used the materials that I have on-hand to build an uke the way I would build it?" The answer, of course, being no. Nor can anyone if you don't. What look/sound/feel are you after? How could these bits of wood be convinced to assist you in achieving those desires?

I am a relative neophyte, but it seems that the considered experiments and experience of many esteemed builders have led them to the conclusion that HOW one builds is at least if not more important than WITH WHAT one builds. Then again, an equal number of equally esteemed builders would consider that last statement to be total heresy... .

I say "Eat the oyster".

ksquine
10-22-2013, 12:06 PM
It would work fine. Should sound good too....as long as you can make a good uke. People use different top & body woods often, just usually it's a soft wood on the top.

NewKid
10-22-2013, 12:27 PM
Peter Hurney of Pohaku Ukuleles just did:

http://www.pohakuukulele.com/pages/concert10aaa.html

and I bet its pretty good!

AKuker
10-22-2013, 01:25 PM
Peter Hurney of Pohaku Ukuleles just did:

http://www.pohakuukulele.com/pages/concert10aaa.html

and I bet its pretty good!


Whoa! That's a beauty!

fromthee2me
10-22-2013, 07:10 PM
Oh Yes !:rolleyes: