Deeper bass and brighter treble tones than a Mahogany top.
Looking for a Tenor ukulele but want something that sounds better than an all laminate ukulele? Are you on a budget and an all solid tenor is too expensive? The Makai MT-70 Tenor may be just what you are looking for.
The Makai MT-70 Tenor features a solid Sitka Spruce top with quality Mahogany laminate back and sides. The Makai MT-70 Tenor produces tones that result in deeper bass and brighter treble tones than a Mahogany top.
With its larger size, the sound produced by the Makai MT-70 Tenor is louder and fuller than the smaller ukuleles. The larger neck also makes it easier for playing solos and different chords.
The Makai MT-70 Tenor is popular with professional musicians and is becoming more popular with amateur players and even beginners. Many guitarists prefer the Makai MT-70 Tenor ukulele.
The Makai MT-70 Tenor features:
- Nato neck
- Bone Nut and Saddle
- Solid Sitka Spruce top
- GHS black nylon strings
- Matte finish for a mellow sound
- Side-geared sealed chrome tuners
- Industry standard scale and total length
- Beautiful Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
- Quality Mahogany laminate back and sides
Sitka Spruce is a very close-grained wood that produces a rich, vibrant tone having great timbre and color. Many luthiers consider spruce as having the best flexibility for sound reproduction. Spruce is considered to be the premier tone wood for tops.
The combination of a solid Sitka Spruce top and Mahogany laminate back and sides is a very popular design. If you are looking for a better quality ukulele with a brighter and louder sound you may want to consider a solid top ukulele made from Spruce.
Solid woods transmit sound better because they vibrate more freely than laminate woods which are used on less expensive ukuleles. Since the back and sides act more like a reflector, they can be laminates without any negligible loss of sound quality.
Laminate sides and backs may even be better than some solid woods in reflecting sound because the solid woods may absorb more of the sound. Obviously, the shape of the ukulele and wood used contribute to the overall tonal quality. The LK-80W having a solid top and laminate back and sides produces brilliant tonal qualities and makes the ukulele less expensive.
Each Makai MT-70 Tenor is factory inspected by a qualified technician prior to shipping for smooth fret ends, precision normal action and resonant sound quality. The Makai MT-70 Tenor is ready to play right out of the box, however some slight tuning may be required.
When you compare the overall price of the Makai MT-70 Tenor to other online websites, you will find that this is a very affordable instrument and one you will enjoy playing.
We now offer a professional setup service by a professional luthier that will personally check your ukulele. Find out more here.
Aquila Nylgut Ukulele Strings
We now offer the option of having Aquila Nylgut Ukulele strings restrung. This service includes ordering the strings and tuning the instrument for $15.00. Anticipate approximately 3 to 5 days for this service prior to shipping.
This is a separate service and does not include any professional setup. Our policy is to order just the options you want.
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We also provide Bill Me Later, a service provided by PayPal. Find out more here.
What others are buying
Maybe the Makai MT-70 Tenor is not exactly what you were looking for. If not, then we suggest something from the Hawaii Kai Series or the Moku Choice Series that may be of interest.
The Hawaii Kai is our latest selection and is comparable to our Makai Series in sound, quality and price.
The Moku Choice Series is an alternate selection to the Makai and Hawaii Kai Series offering superb quality in construction and detail.
And remember shipping is free within the continental United States, no matter how many items or what the item costs.
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