Been quiet up till now as I am a newbie. Okay so we are suggesting the naming of the different woods and their tonal qualities?..
Have we got a large enough book to get it all into?
I was actually quite snobby about buying an instrument made of laminate woods and poo poo'd the idea on principal...UNTIL I picked up a Kala Ka MBG no 1402 Baritone uke and played it. In short I walked out of the shop with it. It has an absolutely wonderful deep bass yet crisp top register. The Uke resonates against my body when played and I like that. I will never poo poo laminates again. Different Ukes made from different woods in different sizes will all sound DIFFERENT. You cannot say that a spruce top will sound Blah blah blah in comparison to a Mango top or a Mahogany top as it also very much depends on what the rest of the Uke is made out of. Then to decide from a shop full of them which one sounds " Mellow or whatever" IN COMPARISON TO ANOTHER.
I have picked up beautiful rosewood back and sides Ukes with spruce tops costing many hundreds of pounds and all and different variations of solid woods. I have also picked up and played laminated wood models and some of them have actually sounded BETTER ( IN my view and my tonal taste )
To try to describe what different woods sound like would be a tall order.
To describe a finished Uke of a certain size made of certain woods and played in a certain way would certainly be easier.