The timbre characteristics of various ukulele ukulele woods

by Aymi He on September 05, 2019

Mahogany (MAHOGANY):

Warm and rich low frequency, the sound performance is very good.

 mahogany ukulele


The tone is warm and bright, and the melody is pulsating with the ever-changing vitality.

 sapele ukulele

Zebra (WOOD):

It has a strong visual impact, bright tone and long sustain.

 zebra wood ukulele

Acacia (KOA):

The tone is warm and heavy, it has a mild sound similar to mahogany, but the high frequency is more prominent than the mahogany. Acacia wood has a high density, so the tone is brighter and the low frequency is weaker. Due to the oiliness of the wood, the high frequency is slightly weakened. In short, the KOA tone is more focused on the intermediate frequency, the high frequency is smooth and strong, and the low frequency is clear but weak. Compared with other woods, the sound of KOA sound is strong, and when playing strongly, the sound quality is sweet.

 KOA ukulele

Spruce (SPRUCE):

 The tone is bright and the resonance performance is good.

 Spruce ukulele

Maple (MAPLE):

 The texture is beautiful and the sound is bright.

 maple ukulele

Rosewood (ROSE WOOD):

The tone is sweet, round, treble and transparent, the bass is steady, and the sustain is good. The voice is clear and not turbid, and the finger is preferred.The treble bass has a large drop and the sound is more abundant, suitable for sweeping strings.It is soft in texture, good in elasticity, especially resistant to low frequency, high in medium and high frequency, soft and varied. Some stuffy compared to the mahogany.


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