Kala FMBG -Spalted Maple Baritone -Solid Spruce Top Sounds Awesome!
"A marvelous twist of fate brought us this wonderful batch of spalted, flamed, maple wood for this beautiful ukulele. The amazing spalt patterns in this wood are incredibly intricate. We have paired it with a solid, Sitka spruce top and mahogany binding on the back and sides of this lovely ukulele. It has a synthetic bone nut and saddle, custom tuners, solid mahogany neck with a walnut fingerboard and bridge. The sound is clear and bright with great projection."-
We have been blown away lately with the quality that the Kala company is coming with. This baritone has a solid spruce top, spalted maple sides and back, a maple neck, and mahogany binding. The design and woods are noticeably beautiful and still tasteful. The sound is amongst the best in this price range.
The gloss finish is thinner than ever to let the wood “speak”. And it does. As you can hear in the sound sample, this tenor sounds great! It would certainly be a top contender for best baritone in this price range. For many people Spruce is the ultimate soundboard wood. It projects and gives a wide range of frequencies hardwoods can not. One of the great things about spruce is that the sound will improve for many years. This makes it more of a keepsake. Something that you will have for many years and will continue to get better.
If you were looking for a really great sounding and playing baritone at a reasonable price, this Kala FMBG is a wonderful choice. Not only is Kala coming with better quality than ever before, but after your uke makes it past our quality check, it is then significantly improved with a setup you would normally only get from a specialty repair or custom shop.
We pride ourselves on having the ukulele expertise to help you get the perfect one! We have zeroed out the best models from the best brands, and this Kala FMBG is one!
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 doesn't do this. 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. :)
This baritone can also be tuned GCEA with the right strings for that. We sell a baritone set with that option from Aquila you can find in our string section.