Tonewood vs Construction, Recommendations, and Budgets

Magic Mike is back this week to share his top tier tips for buying an ukulele. Before that, we pick Mike's brain by asking whether tonewood or construction affects an ukulele's sound more. After taking a slight detour to 90's wrestling, we get back on topic when Mike throws out a question about Kanile`a's bracing. Aldrine inquires Mike on what ukuleles tourist gravitate towards? Mike give his recommendations for common uke requirements from tourist. UU Strolls down Memory lane when the topic of old pressboard hard cases is brought up. Kahai ask Mike for his picks of starter ukuleles, and how much should people save before buying an ukulele? A member asks if how an ukulele ages should be considered before buying it? Aldrine tries to stump Mike with a word association game on the most notable ukulele brands. We get one final ukulele accessory recommendation from Mike before closing out the podcast.

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Questions Asked this Week:
0:00 How is Mike doing?

2:20 How much does Tonewood vs. Construction affect sound?

5:55 Honky Tonk Man's Guitar Bracing

9:10 Brand's Signature Sound

12:20 Fine tuning your sound with Tonewoods

16:35 Kanilea`s Bracing

20:10 Even Wood from the Same Tree can Sound Different (Brazilian Rosewood)

22:50 What ukuleles do Tourist Gravitate towards (Mike's Buying Guide)

26:30 Historical Ukulele Builders

30:40 History and Innovation (How Current Music can affect the Builder)

34:40 Mike's Recommendation for Starting Ukuleles

38:20 Old Hard Cases

45:00 How much should someone save before buying an ukulele?

46:45 Super Markets and Convenience Stores

50:35 Should you consider how much the wood will age when buying an ukulele?

57:00 Describe each of the Major Ukulele Brands with one word

1:03:25 What Ukulele accessory should we know about?

1:09:25 New UU+ Solos Tomorrow (Fingers Crossed)

References/Resources for this video:
Youtube - Green Ranger Summons Dragonzord
Youtube - White Ranger First Scene
Website - Kamaka
Website - Kanile`a
TUUP #18 - Ukulele Ronin (Aldrine's new ukulele)

Youtube - The Honky Tonk Man's Smashes Guitar
Website - The Great Deku Tree
Youtube - Jeff Jarrett Guitar Splash Compilation

Website - KoAloha
Uke Lesson - Love Song (Mika)
Website - Island Ukulele of Kauai
TUUP #34 - Planting Kuleana (ft. Joe Souza)
Facebook - Kanile`a TRU-R Bracing
Website - Kanile`a 2021 Platinum Ukulele

Facebook - Kanile`a
Website - Martin D-16E
Website - Oha Series

Website - The Kamaka Story
Website - Manuel Nunes
Website - Jose do Espirito Santo
Website - About Martin Ukuleles
Wikipedia - Avedis Zildjian Company

Youtube - Genoa Keawe
Youtube - Kapena
Uke Lesson - Blue Darling/I'll Be Leaving (Kapena)
Youtube - Pure Heart

Uke Lesson - How Can I Get Over (Pure Heart Songs)
Uke Lesson - Koke`e
Uke Lesson - Crazy Without You
Uke Lesson - Bring me Your Cup
Uke Lesson - Turn Your Lights Down Low

Website - Lanikai Ukuleles
Website - Taylor's History
Website - American Dream Series
website - Martin's History

Website - Makala
Website - KA-20 Series
Printable pdf - Beginner Chord Chart
Website - Kamaka HF-1
Uke Lesson - Hallelujah (Dondi)
Website - Eddy Finn

Website - Islander Ukulele
Website - Leolani Ukulele
Website - Kumu Ukuleles
Website - Kamaka HF-3

TLL Podcast #2 – The Vintage Ukulele Episode (Aldrine's Vintage Ukulele)
TLL Podcast #127 – Low High Afternoon Sky (Aldrine's Taylor)
Website - Kala
Website - Hohner

Website - G String Ukulele
Youtube - James Hill
UU Podcast – Interview with James Hill
Youtube - Jody Kamisato
Reverb - Sonny D Tenor
TUUP #18 - Ukulele Ronin (Danyo and Mark)

Website - Ko`olau Ukuleles
Website - Pono Ukuleles
Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr.
Website - The Ukulele Site (Hawaii Music Supply)

Website - Ohana Ukuleles
Website - Kala KA-T
Website - Ohana 10 Series
Website - Kala Solid Spruce Top
Website - Kala Solid Acacia Line

Website - Leolani Ebony Back and Side
Website - Leolani Stick-on External Pickup
Website - Kanile`a D-Series
Youtube - CMJ (Aldrine's Ola Ka `Aina Ukulele)

TLL Podcast #79 – Can You Loop It? (Active Vs. Passive)
Live Lesson - 2/1/2018 Replay (Active Vs. Passive Demo)
Website - Scotty's Music House
Uke Lesson - Sign of the Times (Dondi)
UU+ - Ukulele University Classes

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