Maple is an uncommon ukulele wood, but it has been used in instrument construction for centuries. It is a light yellow wood known for its balanced tone and great projection. It is more commonly used for inlays and bindings given its contrast with the more popular tonewoods.
Spalted Maple is a variety of Maple with distinct black and grey coiling. It is one of the most jaw-dropping woods around. Those with the most intricate patterning and colouration are very hard to part with. They are four-stringed pieces of art, handcrafted by nature then bookmatched by professionals.
In terms of variety between each unit, there is nothing that compares. Each Spalted Maple uke is completely unique. This can be a scary prospect for buyers, but it is also very exciting to know the uke you unbox is unlike any others.