Mabuhay Ukulele is a Filipino brand that I just discovered thanks to the release of the Soprano model MS-12. Declined in an electro-acoustic version with the MS-12E, it is like every Mabuhay model: handmade with centenarian mango. The mango tree has fruits during one hundred year, but live about 300 years. When the fruits are not growing anymore, it is now used to build these ukes instead of being burnt. This idea came from Kei Yatsuzuka (founder of Headway Guitars in Japan and co-founder of Magneto Guitars), who gave today a second live to these beautiful trees. This MS-12 is not like the one before, all mango made. Here, the bridge and the fretboard are now in rosewood, bringing a nice contrast to this instrument.