Baritone Ukulele Madness - Custom Build-Sold
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I told Pepe Romero that this year was Baritone Ukulele Madness and here’s the latest to come out of the shop.
It’s all about the Wood!
Body: curly Hawaiian Koa
Binding: India Rosewood with turquoise blue purfling and blue abalone accents.
Neck: Honduran Mahogany with internal carbon truss rod.
Accent woods: a combination of Hawaiian Koa and various burl woods.
Finger Board and Bridge: ebony species.
The rest of the build.
Nut and Saddle: unbleached bone.
Strings: Oasis Baritone “linear”–smooth wound D and G.
Case: Crossrock ABS.
Fret Board Inlay: plumeria flowers in paua and white MOP.
Tuners: Gotoh open back guitar-style.
This is another 21 ” scale instrument. I believe the original Martin baritone started with 19″ and is modernized to 20″ standard but I’m really liking this 21″ scale. So, unless 20″ is requested, they will all be 21″ for the present. I think I’ve said before that I don’t believe the extended length adds to instrument volume. It does seem to add some note “true-ness” without excessive string tension.
This is not the last Baritone for the year since I have in the works another but with a new shape, more volume and traditional guitar tonewoods. It’s Baritone Ukulele Madness for sure.