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Thread: Ukuleles sound better with age ? Myth or True

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    Default Ukuleles sound better with age ? Myth or True

    you may have heard from many players that if you play your insturment alot and as time goes by , the instrument will open up and sound better. what do you guys think? any old timers here that experienced this?

    i have heard some old timers say the old martins which was built like a tank (some models) that survived the 50 years sound incredible.

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    True as that is is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewKuker View Post
    True as that is is.
    shootz that means our incredible sounding uke already will sound even better as long as build holds up.

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    Yep, true. For sure...

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    I've got spruce tops that matured and yellowed and sounds alot better...but the better the quality to start, it only gets better....
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    I've got a solid mahogany that gets played a lot. It sounds so much better compared to my new mahogany.
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    I don't know about age but my ukes seem to sound better with beer.
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    I'm not sure...

    I've owned a lot of stringed instruments and yes, they do sound better as the years pass but that might be because I've improved as a player and I have gotten to know how to make the instrument sound its best.

    One thing is certain, the better quality you start with the better it will sound. Now and in the future.
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    Wine tastes better with age. Beer gets skunky and tastes worse.

    Ukes are somewhere in between.

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    I think it's true at least to my ear
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