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    Default Spruce for a Soprano?

    I've started a soprano ukulele with maple back and sides. I am trying to decide whether to go maple or use some left over spruce for the soundboard. Has anybody had any experience with spruce top soprano?

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    I have made many spruce topped sopranos. They tend to be loud and punchy with strong fundamentals, but with less overtones than hardwoods generally.
    Brad
    Bradford Donaldson
    Kekaha, HI and Cannon Beach OR
    bradfordj48@outlook.com

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    I've made a couple. I don't like them for Tin Pan Alley style strumming, because they sustain too long and muddy the sound. But for slower strumming, or melodic lines, they work well.

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