Honduran and Redwood Baritone Ukulele - Custom Build-Sold
Looks like this may be another baritone year. This is a Honduran and Redwood Baritone Ukulele.
It’s all about the wood.
Back and sides: 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.
Neck: Honduran Mahogany with carbon fiber truss rod.
Fret Board and Bridge: Western Ebony with gold “evo” frets. 1 3/8″ nut, 21″ scale with 15 frets to the body.
Binding: India Rosewood with fuchsia/black fiber purfling.
Accent woods: Honduran 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.
Bracing: Adirondack for the top and Sitka for the back.
The rest of the build.
Tuners: Gotoh UPT.
Nut and Saddle: bone.
Strings: Oasis baritone “linear”. The client is a classical guitar player and has changed the wound 3’rd to a flourocarbon to match his guitars.
Case: Crossrock ABS.
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.