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 Post subject: Wood for ukulele
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:23 am 
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I'm making a couple of soprano Ukulele's for my grandkids.
I have some birch that I would like to use for the back and sides.
Would I be asking for trouble if I used spruce for the top?

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 Post subject: Re: Wood for ukulele
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:53 am 
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No, but I would go with more Birch tone wise. Also Spruce will need some sort of hard finish to protect it.


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 Post subject: Re: Wood for ukulele
PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:10 pm 
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I'd use birch for the top too. Spruce on a soprano emphasises the high frequencies and can make it very shrill.


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