Choose the Right Ukulele Tonewood

Regardless of the choice of tonewood, choosing instruments with solid wood soundboards are a good start. Solid wood instruments take on the quality of the specific woods they are built from and are a major factor in the sound, appearance, and price of the instrument you buy. When unsure about what kind of ukulele to pick, solid wood is always a good choice.

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Mahogany

Mahogany is among the most widely used woods for Ukuleles. It’s a reddish-brown tropical hardwood known for providing a well-balanced and moderate tone. A solid mahogany ukulele often emphasize bass and treble with more overtone coloration a "woody" sound.

M6 Mahogany Ukulele
M6 Mahogany Ukulele
M6 Mahogany Ukulele
M6 Mahogany Ukulele
Enya M6 Solid Mahogany Ukulele
M6 Solid Mahogany - Enya Music Inc.
M6 Solid Mahogany - Enya Music Inc.
Enya M6 Solid Mahogany Ukulele EQ/Pick-up
Feather Mahogany Tenor Ukulele
Feather Mahogany Tenor Ukulele

PERFECT CHOICE

KOA

Koa refers to a variety of woods in this family and literally translates to “warrior,” in Hawaiian. In general, Koa is lightweight and offers the crisp, clarity of maple and the warmth and thick tone found in Rosewood. Koa instruments may sound bright off the shelf, but the more they’re played, tones become richer, sweeter and more resonant, with a rich low end and well-rounded sparkle overall.

Enya A5 Hawaiian Koa Ukulele
Enya A5 Hawaiian Koa Ukulele
Enya A5 Hawaiian Koa Ukulele
Enya A5 Hawaiian Koa Ukulele
A5 Solid Koa - Enya Music Inc.
Enya A5 Hawaiian Koa Ukulele
A5 Solid Koa - Enya Music Inc.
A8 Mermaid Solid Koa - Enya Music Inc.
A8 Mermaid Solid Koa - Enya Music Inc.

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Acacia

Acacia is a species of tropical hardwoods whose tone is similar to Koa. Acacia is sometimes referred to as “Blackwood”, though not black in appearance. It features a woody tone that’s somewhere between Mahogany and Rosewood but with high nuances, which gives it a dry sound.

Enya X2K Solid Acacia Ukulele
Enya X2K Solid Acacia Ukulele
K5 Solid Acacia
K5 Solid Acacia
K5 Solid Acacia - Enya Music Inc.
K5 Solid Acacia - Enya Music Inc.
K5 Solid Acacia - Enya Music Inc.
K5 Solid Acacia - Enya Music Inc.
K5 Solid Acacia - Enya Music Inc.
K5 Solid Acacia - Enya Music Inc.

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Mango

The first thing you will notice about mango wood is the attractive grain and appearance. While some players may hear a resemblance to Koa, Mango has an unusually warm sound, a deep, resonating bass, exceptionally good mid-range, long-lasting sustain, and a sonic clarity throughout a wide tonal spectrum.

Enya MG6 Solid Mango Wood Ukulele
Enya MG6 Solid Mango Wood Ukulele
MG6 Solid Mango - Enya Music Inc.
MG6 Solid Mango - Enya Music Inc.
MG6 Solid Mango - Enya Music Inc.
MG6 Solid Mango - Enya Music Inc.

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Maple

Maple is a very dense hardwood, which translates into faster note decay and less sustain. This density also gives it more projection and brightness than others.  Maple tonewood also provides excellent separation allowing each individual note in a chord to sound clear without blurring together. 

Enya Flower-Sea Flame Maple Cutaway Ukulele
Enya Flower-Sea Flame Maple Cutaway Ukulele
Enya Flower-Sea Flame Maple Cutaway Ukulele
Enya Flower-Sea Flame Maple Cutaway Ukulele
Enya Flower-Sea Flame Maple Cutaway Ukulele
Enya E6 Maple Tenor Ukulele Pink
Enya E6 Maple Tenor Ukulele Pink