Different Styles of Wood For Your Ukulele
Different styles of wood for your Ukulele
When choosing a ukulele, we must not only choose by appearance but by the way a ukulele is made. The different styles of wood will create different tones and produce a variety of sounds.
Expands and compresses sounds will change overtime; vibrates more freely; absorbs more energy, doesn’t reflect as well
Multiple thin pieces layered together; strong and consistent to work with; lighter and more affordable
Lightweight, high strength; soft and warm balance; good depth and bite, full sound
Dense and stable; easy to work with; neutral and balance tone; often used as rosewood substitute
Warm, controlled volume; darker tones, note as dense or crisp as Spruce; especially useful for fingerstyle players
Crisp, deep resonance; strong attack; lots of bass response; great for aggressive and energetic strumming
Shapes responsiveness and sustain; heavy influence on tone; affects note strength and quality
Dense, hard heavy tightness; bright, precise tone; transparent sound; even harmonics
Sweet, bright sound, high end articulation with balanced minrange; beautiful wood grain patterns
Back and Side Wood
Affects projection and resonation; influences tone and harmonics; impacts sound and reflection.
Dynamic range; great for fingerpicking; lightweight; ton with tough elasticity; clear powerful tone
Loud, open tones, become richer overtime, substantial overtones, dynamic range; strong bass, clear highs, lower mids