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    Do you know how old it is? While the darker color looks like cedar something about the grain kept making me think it was an old piece of spruce. For some reason I was thinking it was vintage but looking back at the original post I guess I made that up. So yeah, unless it is over 20 years old, it is likely cedar.
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    Mainland red cedar tenor with Fremont fluorocarbon strings
    Takamine Concert Ukulele (GUC1) with Fremont fluorocarbon strings
    J.Albert & Son vintage koa soprano (~1925) with Fremont fluorocarbon strings
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolforcats99 View Post
    Curly maple?
    I have a uke with a solid curly (flame) maple top that's about six years old, it's lighter and stronger grain, I really don't think so. Maybe it's curly cedar?


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    Curly cedar and curly redwood tend to exhibit wider, gentle "curls," not the tight sharp curls you can get in hard maple. If that top is a softwood, the figure we're seeing is probably medullary rays (visible in cedar and redwood sometimes when they're well quartered) vs actual figure from curly grain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwizum View Post
    Curly cedar and curly redwood tend to exhibit wider, gentle "curls," not the tight sharp curls you can get in hard maple. If that top is a softwood, the figure we're seeing is probably medullary rays (visible in cedar and redwood sometimes when they're well quartered) vs actual figure from curly grain.
    I agree with this. Those are rays not curl like in curly maple. I'm 99.9% sure that is a softwood...again, cedar or possibly spruce if it's old....could be some other softwood too, but those two are the most common. A hardwood top on a mahogany or sapele body would be extremely unique. I guess it's a Bruko and they do all sorts of combinations so anything is possible, but as they say in medicine, when you hear hoofbeats think horses not zebras.
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    Cedar and sapele, definitely. Br

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    Thanks for the help guys.

    The top is probably cedar, and the back mahogany. Maybe the cedar is flamed or something like that, but there is a cedar top ukulele on their website that looks similar.

    The back is definitively mahogany, it looks similar to their "br
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    What wood this is I think I know.
    Its home is in the forest, though.
    It will not mind me stopping here
    To watch the woods full up with snow.

    With apologies to Robert Frost.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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