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.

Baritone Ukulele Madness

Flitch matched curly Hawaiian Koa.

It’s all about the Wood!

Body:  curly Hawaiian Koa

Baritone Ukulele Madness

Maybe this should be curly Hawaiian Koa Madness.

Binding:  India Rosewood with turquoise blue purfling and blue abalone accents.

Baritone Ukulele Madness

India Rosewood binding with paua abalone and turquoise accents.

Neck:  Honduran Mahogany with internal carbon truss rod.

Accent woods:  a combination of Hawaiian Koa and various burl woods.

Baritone Ukuele Madness

Hawaiian Koa and Burl.

Finger Board and Bridge:  ebony species.

The rest of the build.

Nut and Saddle:  unbleached bone.

StringsOasis Baritone “linear”–smooth wound D and G.

CaseCrossrock ABS.

Fret Board Inlay:  plumeria flowers in paua and white MOP.

Baritone Ukulele Madness

Fret board inlay with paua and white abalone.

TunersGotoh open back guitar-style.

Baritone Ukulele Madness

Gotoh tuners on Oregon black walnut burl.


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.