By now, I shouldn’t be surprised by the tone of any ukulele, I’ve pretty much heard it all. I won’t say this one surprised me, I think delighted/tickled/fascinated are all better words. The maple back and sides make sure it is loud, but also offer clarity. The fir warms and rounds it up just enough. Sigh. It’s great. The fir and maple are from the Carpenter Ant stash in Portland. The spruce neck is from Camp Westwind in the Oregon coast and the pistachio is from California orchards.