Multi stringed instruments, like this 8 string baritone, are often looked at as "harder to play". They do take a bit longer to tune, but when built and setup correctly they are a joy to play. Certain aspects, like smooth strumming, can even be easier. This new model from Kala is not only very "playable", but it has a gorgeous deep tone as well that we really like. Take a listen as Kalei gives us a raw sound sound sample of this unique and beautiful instrument.
On top of sounding fantastic, the woods are beautiful! Warm tones of western red cedar and acacia are framed of with the seductive Padauk binding and shown off with a thin, glassy finish. The padauk bound fretboard and slotted headstock add to the classy, yet natural style this model has. An incredible new baritone from Kala Brand Music Company!
The Baritone ukulele is the same tuning as the high four strings on a guitar, DGBE. The standard ukulele GCEA tuning doesn't do this, and vise versa. Both GCEA and DGBE are the same intervals in different keys so the same shapes will apply. But you'll find it leads you into different styles of play. This ukulele has the unique 8 string with a high D and low D, high G and Low G, and unison doubled B and E. What you get is something that fills the room with amazing sounds.
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 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!