This airline soprano just left the workshop in the hands of a very happy customer. I’m really pleased with the look of the black accents against the spruce and the khaya. Sonically, this little uke is surprisingly loud, with plenty of treble.
Khaya is a wood I have only recently started to use. It is one of the most affordable woods I work with – regularly used in guitar building, it is sometimes sold as, “African mahogany.” (I purposely avoid such misleading naming of woods though – this is a fine wood in its own right and does not need to pretend to be something else!)
Sound-wise it is very close to true mahogany and makes a great budget alternative to the Brazilian mahogany I have in stock.