Blond Koa Baritone Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

In the post yesterday is this Blond Koa Baritone Ukulele.

Blond Koa Baritone Ukulele

Simple yet elegant.

It’s all about the wood

Body:  all blond and curly Koa–a look that keeps on giving.

Blond Koa Baritone Ukulele

Flitch matched Koa all around.

Accent Woods: chocolate curly Koa.

Binding and purfling:  chocolate curly Koa with black/maple fiber purfling accents.  Simple yet elegant.

Blond Koa Baritone Ukulele

Chocolate curly Koa binding.

NeckHonduran Mahogany with carbon truss rod.

Blond Koa Baritone Ukulele

Honduran Mahoghany neck match.

Fretboard and bridgeebony species.  This is a 21″ scale with 15 frets to the body.

The Rest of the Build

TunersGotoh gold open back 15:1.

Case Crossrock.

Blond Koa Baritone Ukuele

Blond and blue.

StringsOasis linear baritone.

AmplificationMi-Si.  The additional string tension of the 21″ scale really makes this pick-up respond.

Nut and saddle:  unbleached bone.

Fretboard markers:  white MOP.


I’m getting used to the string tension of the 21″ scale.  It’s not too much and, in my opinion, gives the instrument a  little more pop–not volume but clearer notes.  Like the 20″ scale it is easy on the fingers and the ears.  Additionally the D/B wound strings give the instrument a little more of a guitarish sound.

I kept the accents on the simple side with few frills except the head stock.  When you have beautiful koa like this there really isn’t any need for frills.  There you go Blond Koa Baritone Ukulele.

Blond Koa Baritone Ukulele

Keeping the build fun.