Big Island MO-CLEI/BL Solid Hawaiian Mango Concert Ukulele in hard case #200026
Here we have an all solid Hawaiian mango concert Big Island ukulele, with a lower than expected price tag. All Big Island acoustic ukes are half made in Hawaii: the wood is milled and prepared in Hawaii, then shipped to a specialist factory in Vietnam for assembly. The quality is excellent, definitely a step up from what you expect to find from most Chinese factories.
Mango wood is en excellent choice for a concert ukulele. Not only does it have that tropical mojo, it is also a sustainable wood, much more so than other indigenous Hawaiian species. Sound wise it is on the mellower end of the spectrum, so more like mahogany than spruce, but this makes for a very relaxed, smooth sound which lends itself more naturally to strumming than fingerpicking. It takes a low G very well.
Pictures show actual instrument.
Top, back, and sides: Solid mango, with blue stain
Neck: Mahogany, gloss finish
Fingerboard: Ebony with abalone dot
Saddle and nut: bone
Nut width: 35mm
Machine heads: Sealed chrome 14:1 with mango button
Binding: Hawaiian koa
Strings: Aquila super nylgut high G
Big Island hard case included