Review Details

Kala String Solid Cedar Top Baritone Slothead (KA-ABP8-CTG 8)

Product Review (submitted on October 16, 2017):
I purchased this from HMS and the setup was perfect, though the string tension an 8-string baritone is a bit loose, and that means you need to use a lighter touch when playing this one... I have looked for alternative strings to use but so far have had no luck. I think Kamaka makes an 8 string baritone so I might try their strings on this Kala to see if they add a bit more tension. As for sound, this is an amazing instrument, giving you a sort of 12-string guitar sound with nylon strings... The 8 string bari is really ideal for bluegrass and blues playing more than traditional ukulele style.