A good ukulele is very important for novices, so how do we pick ukulele ？
Ukulele’s selection method: wood, workmanship, shape!
Wood is the main question that everyone is now picking Ukulele. There is no doubt that many top ukulele crafts and masters prefer ukulele wood for Hawaiian Acacia! Hawaii’s most commonly used wood for ukulele is Hawaiian Acacia (KOA) and mahogany.
The more common wood materials in the domestic market are: mahogany (tone is close to KOA), spruce (light is brighter), Taiwanese acacia (shape is similar to KOA, pay attention to the price is much lower than KOA)!
The first thing you need to look at for work is whether the appearance is symmetrical (asymmetric sound is not reflected correctly), and whether the silk will be handed when holding the neck. This is the most basic requirement for workmanship!
There are several aspects that work more novices can’t notice when picking ukulele. For example, there are many small manufacturers in the country who do not have the sound reflection area when they do the convex back. And the sound can not be properly popped out from the sound control, it will make the ukulele sound boring and small! So when you choose ukulele, you don‘t just have to watch it.
About the shape is common, gourd shape, pineapple, triangle, pear shape.
It is recommended that novices use regular gourd shapes, which are the most average and most acceptable.
Pineapple is the first shape in the history of ukulele (more prominent bass, thick tone, long sustain)，Triangle (light tone, short sound)，Pear-shaped similar to gourd shape is less common.
Edit by Bonnie
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