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    Default Ulu Wood

    I see that there is a Moore Bettah auction now at HMS, and though I won't be a bidder, I enjoy watching those, and most especially, I enjoy listening to the MB ukuleles.

    The one up for auction has a Ulu top. My web search didn't bring up anything about that as a tone wood. What does anyone know about it? Just wondering. It does sound great, though. :-)

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    Maybe look up the more common name, breadfruit wood.
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    The yummiest tonewood, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Bordessa View Post
    The yummiest tonewood, for sure.
    a good staple, at least...what about mango?

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    Ulu wood is quite common but finding luthiers who use it is rare and from what I hear getting boards good enough and large enough is rare. I have played an Ulu wood uke and it is a good sounding wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badhabits View Post
    a good staple, at least...what about mango?
    It’s a sweet choice.

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    Here's my spalted and flame mango uke. "Taste is in the mouth of the devourer."




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    That MB is sweet for sure!
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    Ulu (breadfruit) was valued and used extensively by the early Polynesians primarily for food but also used in certain parts of canoe construction. The bark was even used in tapa making that was turned into clothing. The wood is light, strong and stiff, making it an ideal candidate as a tone wood. I know of only one other luthier that has experimented with it. My guess is that it
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    Oh never mind. It seems my post was truncated. If anyone wants to know more about ulu they can write me.
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