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Tone Woods: Instruments are not just lumps of wood with strings. Choosing the right wood changes the tone produced dramatically.  Q. What are your thoughts on your favourite wood? I think Cedar is a great top wood, very loud but still plenty of bass tone. And a Cedar Top and Acacia Back and Sides is a winning combo that sells strongly. My favourite personal uke that I use for my teaching and band work is the species koa/acacia.  Previously I was playing an all solid mahogany ukulele.   Acacia and Koa are the same, Koa if grown in Hawaii and Acacia if from...

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