Honduran and Redwood Baritone Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold

Looks like this may be another baritone year.  This is a Honduran and Redwood Baritone Ukulele.

Honduran and Rosewood Baritone Ukulele

Old growth redwood sound board.

It’s all about the wood.

Back and sidesHonduran Rosewood.

Honduran and Redwood Baritone ukulele

Yikes! Honduran Rosewood.

Sound Board: ’94 Redwood.  I’m calling this ’94 because, according to my supplier, it was cut in that year.  I guess we can say it is well seasoned and uniform of grain.

Honduran and Redwood Baritone Ukulele

“94 redwood sound board.

NeckHonduran Mahogany with carbon fiber truss rod.

Honduran and Redwood Baritone Ukulele

Kinda an all Honduran thing.

Fret Board and Bridge:  Western Ebony with gold “evo” frets.  1 3/8″ nut, 21″ scale with 15 frets to the body.

BindingIndia Rosewood with fuchsia/black fiber purfling.

Accent woodsHonduran Rosewood in all areas with the exception of the bevel cut-a-way which is Australian red mallee burl.   The cut-a-way was an after-thought as I am trying to use a composite of woods and fiber but wanting to make it simple enough to be time and cost effective.  It isn’t necessary with this 21″ scale and I think I’ve decided not to make it a standard feature.

BracingAdirondack for the top and Sitka for the back.

The rest of the build.

TunersGotoh UPT.

Nut and Saddlebone.

StringsOasis baritone “linear”.  The client is a classical guitar player and has changed the wound  3’rd to a flourocarbon to match his guitars.

CaseCrossrock ABS.

Honduran and Redwood Baritone Ukulele

Just barely fits in this Crossrock case.


This instrument is kinda experimental and built as a non-custom but was snapped up before I could  post for sale?

Built to my new baritone shape and size I was wondering how it might compare with the Brazilian and Redwood that I sent out last month.  I’d have to say “comparable”.  The redwood/rosewood combo really sings especially with the volume of this instrument. The ’94 redwood has a different look than the Fort Ross Chapel wood and is, I believe, a touch warmer.

The client is so happy that he’s already ordered another but with warmer woods for perhaps a different sound.  I’m also very interested so we have selected Pomelle Sapele with it’s killer looks for the back and sides and an Alaskan bearclaw top of moderate density–no cut-a-away.   I’ll brace the top again with the Adirondack just to maximize the comparison.

There you go, you’re basic Honduran and Redwood Baritone Ukulele.