Baritone Ukulele

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Cal
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Baritone Ukulele

Post by Cal » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:25 pm

Hello all, I have recently completed my fourth ukulele. As I have now built my daughters one each, I thought I had better build myself one to play along with them. I had someone give me some Blackwood that had come down in a storm, nice long lengths that I then milled with my Alaskan mill.

Baritone Ukulele, scale length 535mm
The body is Blackwood
Neck is a combination of Tasmanian Myrtle, Jarrah and Claret Ash
Fretboard and Headstock plate are W.A. Sheoak
Binding is Tasmanian Myrtle and Claret Ash
Redgum bridge
Bracing is King Billy pine
Finished with shellac.

As this is only my fourth build I am pretty pleased with the way it has turned out. I still have a lot to learn though, all comments and critique welcome :D
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Joseph Jones
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Re: Baritone Ukulele

Post by Joseph Jones » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:27 pm

Nice.

But just a casual question:
Did you play with shape for tonal reasons or comfort.

Joseph
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Cal
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Re: Baritone Ukulele

Post by Cal » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:35 pm

It was a design that one of my daughters come up with. I have been rethinking the design and will go back to a traditional shape for the next one so I can work on a proper base to compare tone and resonance with. I certainly don’t pretend to know what I’m doing :(

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lamanoditrento
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Re: Baritone Ukulele

Post by lamanoditrento » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:51 am

I really like the multi-piece neck. The shape certainly is distinctive. How does it sound Cal?
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Cal
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Re: Baritone Ukulele

Post by Cal » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:25 am

Thanks! :)
There is a YouTube link at the bottom of the first post, let me know what you think.

RodC
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Re: Baritone Ukulele

Post by RodC » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:58 am

Very nice.
I like the shape and it sounds sweet in your vid.

Great job.

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Re: Baritone Ukulele

Post by Jim » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:31 pm

Yep great job. Neck especially looks fantastic.

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Re: Baritone Ukulele

Post by Cal » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:26 pm

Thank you Rod and Jim, I have just had another lesson so I can play the damn thing! Getting there slowly though :D

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