Baritone Ukulele

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Project by Johnny75 posted 06-20-2013 08:51 PM 2331 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this baritone ukulele. Neck, back, and sides are made of maple. The top is made of spruce. The fretboard and bridge are made of bubinga. Instead of another six string guitalele, I decided to build a true baritone uke, and use a more convential round soundhole. I also slightly tapered the thickness of the body towards the neck. I experimented with a few new things for me on this instrument: 1. pearl inlays, which really weren’t as hard as I expected them to be. 2: bound headstock. 3. Opaque black finish. Painting nitro lacquer wasn’t too difficult, but I want to try a natrual, true oil finish on the next one.

This one by far sound better than the previous two instruments. The round soundhole and location, tapered body, and good quality spruce top make for a great sounding uke. It holds tune well too. If I get good enough at this, I may see if anyone is interested in buying them.

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#1 posted 06-21-2013 12:33 AM

Sounds like a winner. Most I ever built was a dulcimer.

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#2 posted 06-21-2013 12:59 AM

Nice looking Ukulele….I hope it gets lots of use…:)

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 06-21-2013 09:51 AM

Very nice.

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#4 posted 06-24-2013 02:43 PM

They’re beautiful and well designed. I’m sure they sound great as well.

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