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This is Your Basic Baritone Ukulele.

Your Basic Baritone Ukulele

Looks like a small body guitar.

It’s all about the wood.

Back and sidesAfrican Pomelle Sapele.  Well, I guess this isn’t your basic back and sides.  I still can’t get enough of this look.  This is the new baritone size and shape.

Your Basic Baritone Ukulele

Oh, I love me some Pomelle Sapele.

Sound BoardAlaskan bearclaw Sitka Spruce.  Well, I guess this isn’t just your plain old sound board either.  Lot’s of vertical “claw” marks.

Your Basic Baritone Ukulele

Love the bearclaw.

Neck:  Honduran Mahogany with carbon fiber truss rod.  Well, I guess this is a standard, but I shaped it with a touch of “classical guitar” and not my normal “steel string” shape.

Finger Board and Bridge: African Ebony species.  Well, another standard.  This is a touch wider than normal by 1/16″ inch, radiused and 21″ scale/15 frets to the body.

Accent WoodsIndonesian Camphor Burl.

Your Basic Baritone Ukuele

That’s a Camphor Burl backstrap.

BindingIndia Rosewood with white/black fiber purfling.

The rest of the build.

TunersGotoh UPT in black.

Your Basic Baritone Ukulele

Pomelle sapele face plate with black Gotoh tuners.

Strings:  Oasis but with a non-wound “G” per request.

CaseCrossrock ABS.

Nut and Saddle:  brown stained bone.


Well, maybe it’s not that basic but since it’s a “no frills” kinda build I’m calling it basic.  I delivered this and a couple of other ukes to central/coastal California about 3 weeks ago.  I got to meet with some super nice people and also see and play a bit some of the most high-end ukes presently made.  There were only a couple of custom instrument builders not represented.  I was extremely pleased that this instrument held it’s own with all it it’s class.

You know, they all have different tonalities and they all wanted to be played a bit differently.  No complaints across the board.

Just Your Basic Baritone Ukulele.