Kala Figured Maple Baritone Gloss (KA-FMBG)

Kala Figured Maple Baritone Gloss (KA-FMBG)

Regular Price: $464.99

Special Price: $318.99

Availability: Out of stock



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. 

Additional Information
TOP:Solid Spruce
BACK & SIDES:Flame Maple
NUT & SADDLE:GraphTech NuBone®
STRINGS:Aquila Super Nylgut®

Scale Length: 20.25 inches, Overall Instrument Length: 30.5 inches, Body Length: 14 inches, Number of frets: 18, Width at upper bout: 7.75 inches, Width at lower bout: 10.25 inches, Width at waist: 6.625 inches, Body Depth: 3.21 inches, Fingerboard width at nut: 1.5 inches, Fingerboard width at neck/body joint: 1.81 inches



Setup Options

Most people shop with us because of the extensive quality control and final setup work we provide at no extra cost on all ukuleles we ship out. However, this is time-consuming work and creates a delay in shipping. We are now offering an "Expedited Setup" for those wanting to receive their instrument faster. See details on the Full Setup and Expedited Setup options along with current turnaround times for each at the link- HERE.

When you buy this ukulele you can get a UkeCrazy gig bag or canvas covered hard case at an additional discount. (Not required but suggested.) The UkeCrazy gig bag and canvas-covered hardcase can be seen in our cases category under the Accessories tab at the top of this page. Other cases can also be chosen there. 

One of the options for this ukulele is to trade out the Herco HE-360, included humidifier, for the more expensive Oasis Ukulele Humidifier (OH-18) at a discount. This is required if you live in a low humidity area.(parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, etc..) or also areas with winter seasons, especially if you are heating the air in your house. For more info refer to the ukulele care link at the bottom of this page. If you think you need to humidify the instrument, then you also need a hard case for a humidifier to properly work, and you need to maintain the humidifier by refilling it as needed. 

Put a note in the special instructions if you need to or would like to let our setup or shipping department know anything. 

After adding this instrument to your cart, you can still create your own package by adding a case or accessories from the website.

Under the accessories tab you can also customize this instrument by adding strap button(s) or your choice of pickup for plugging in. 

Get a free shipping quote by adding this to your cart. If your cart reaches $400 dollars or more, orders to the US will receive free UPS 2 day shipping. 2 days is the time in transit, your instrument will first go through our setup department so that you get the best instrument for your money. For more information on our setup process, turnaround time, shipping, and return policies, refer to the links below at our footer.


Brand Kala

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