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Thread: Do you dislike Mango Ukes and if so why?

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    Default Do you dislike Mango Ukes and if so why?

    Have been listening to the all Mango Koaloha uke in particular and find the sound really sweet and warm, clear. Wondered if anyone out there does not like Mango used in Ukes and why?

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    I think mangos are very under-rated because they are a newer tone wood, people are generally not as familiar with them.
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    I have a mango uke. I got it because it sounded quite different to the acacia uke I already owned. It has it's own unique sound and I quite like it.

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    I had a mango Mainland (thanks, Mike!) and it had a sweet voice. I feel like I'm seeing mango used more and more for ukes these days.



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    I don't own a mango uke, but I like them. First one I ever tried was a Lanakai, it was okay. A friend of mine wound up buying it, it's her only uke, and she's quite taken with it.
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    I have a Mango Pono. Really nice sound.
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    I had a custom tenor cutaway uke made by Bruce Wei in Vietnam for $445 including shipping, all solid; spalted mango top and binding, flame mango body, with sound holes all the way around the bouts. I think it sounds great, lots of projection and bright with the fluorocarbon strings I added.




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    I don't like the look of the ones that I've seen pictured, so never tried one, plus I have too many ukes already, & the only ones I might buy would have to be long neck concert.
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    I have 3 mango ukes with all solid tone wood construction and love them.

    Lanakai concert size TunaUke model with heavily spalted mango (foreground)
    aNueNue Custom Maui Mango III tenor with straight grain mango (back left)
    Romero Creations Tiny Tenor with light spalting and heavy flame (back right)



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    CYN it looks like you are in the market for a mango... just get one life is too short to be splitting hairs

    Drink a mango milkshake and play your mango ukulele that would be the life!!

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