Thursday, October 8, 2009
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OK! Here is the new Mango concert ukulele from Mainland Ukes. I just received it via UPS yesterday. My first impression - "Wow, it's not what I thought it would look like." My Kala mango (a laminate) is a much different color. But the Mainland is stained, I'm guessing. The rope binding is on top of a white binding. The white binding is around the edge of the body back and the headstock, just like the Mainland mahogany (the red cedar Mainlands have only the rope binding).
But unlike the Kala, the Mainland is a solid wood instrument, and it becomes obvious after the first strum. It's LOUD! And the mango is a fuller sound than the red cedar and closer to the mahogany in tone. Sounds ring and resonate from the body which feels very light in my hands. Out of the 3 available woods from Mainland, I like the mango sound the best. I got mine with the friction peg tuners, which I prefer on sopranos and concert sized ukes. It's a very pretty uke and sounds great too.
You'll have to wait for audio, though. Sorry!
Posted by UKISOCIETY at 7:07 AM