OMG Suzie!

Suzie ordered a baritone koa ukulele.  Nothing fancy she said, no pick-up, no glitz.  OK, I put strings on  this instrument this weekend and, although I have not finished final adjustment, I have totally fallen in love with this instrument.  Here I have used a 4A curly koa with East India Rosewood binding.  The neck is African mahogany and the accents are Oregon curly maple.  I used Gotoh mini, closed, upgrade tuners from my friend Asa at Hana Lima’Ia and the strings are D’Addario Titanium.  I just love the depth and sustain that these little instruments provide–definitely a transition instrument for the guitar player.  Suzie did not want to convert to GCEA tuning so I tried to keep this as close as possible to guitar sound and feel as possible.  I could definitely slack to “G” tuning and play my favorite slack key favorites.  So nahenahe.   OMG!