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buddhuu Ukulele - which makers? (23) RE: Ukulele - which makers? 19 Aug 11

Koa's the trad wood for Hawaiian ukes. The big 'K' makers seem to specialise in koa instruments.

At the end of the day, all that matters is what you like. Personally I prefer mahogany. It sounds warmer to me - a little less brittle. That said, koa seems to deliver volume.

Doubt I could afford any of the koa ukes I've tried.

Actually, Kala make a line of solid acacia (related to koa) which are really nice. A different sound... Sort of koa-ish, and fair volume. Worth a try.

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