Concert acoustic ukulele: wood types
Best quality and sound, most unique models
Solid wood means the ukulele is made from a 100% unique piece of solid wood. This is expensive to make, but they look and sound extraordinary. Solid wood is able to vibrate more freely, which usually gives them a nicer tone than the laminates.
Available with unique wood grains
Best value, durability and great sound
This ukulele is made from "sheets" of wood. Laminate ukuleles are made extremely well these days and can sound just as good as the solid wood ukuleles, if not better. They have extremely good durability which makes them suitable for kids, first timers and those who want to take their ukulele travelling.
Koa is a famous Hawaiian wood which has been used for hundreds of years to make ukuleles.
Koa produces a beautiful sound and many expensive ukuleles are made from this wood. Each instrument has a unique grainy appearance.
Koa ukuleles are expensive but they are well worth the price.