Now with a slotted headstock at the same price!
This solid mahogany line from Kala is a real throw back to the Martin ukes from the 30's to the 60's. That's a good thing! Those instruments (when in good condition) are the standard for a good, rich tone. This baritone is open and deep, but articulate, not as muddy as some baritones, and it has a slightly wider nut than some baritones giving a classical guitar string to string spacing and making it extra easy for guys with bigger hands.
The great thing about a solid wood instrument is that it gets better sounding with time and play. Within a few years a solid mahogany instrument like this one sounds noticeably better. And this one already has a vibrant sound. Take a listen here:
We truly set up each instrument to ensure you get the absolute best for your money! This includes saddle and nut heights, fret work (usually planing or "dressing"), intonation checks, and a thorough inspection for cosmetic flaw. This is crucial for this middle price range where you can really get close to a high end baritone feel from our work. No one is more qualified than our crew to do these final adjustments, and unlike your normal retail shop, we aren't afraid to dig in and do some real work for our customers! And always, we are dedicated to giving you honest and expert service and advice!
The baritone ukulele is the same tuning as the high four strings on a guitar. A 4th lower than a regular ukulele, but the shapes are all the same. The main reason you would want a baritone ukulele is because it sounds so dang good. It is significantly smaller than a guitar but still gives you a similar depth and color. The standard G C E A just does not do this, and vise versa. Both G C E A and D G B E are the same intervals but with a different key and tension. The same shapes inspire different composition. It is fun to have both a regular ukulele and a baritone ukulele. Both are equally and uniquely ukulele! :)
We always include a humidifier with solid wood instruments. This is not an option and we do not charge for it.