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Ukuleleblues
11-27-2014, 04:13 PM
I have a friend that wants a Bari. I play but I bought my dream bari 5 yrs ago. What is hot in the bari world in 2014? Links I can forward would be appreciated!!!!

Laouik
11-27-2014, 04:28 PM
Hello!

Does your friend have a budget?

iDavid
11-27-2014, 04:37 PM
http://www.kinnardukes.com/ukes-for-sale.html

http://www.boatpaddleukuleles.com/forsale.html

Ukuleleblues
11-28-2014, 02:41 AM
Hello!

Does your friend have a budget?
He didn't discuss that with me. I am assuming he is talking a beginners baritone,as he is a beginner. I guess I was asking what brands and models do folks own recommend these days.

iDavid
11-28-2014, 03:30 AM
He didn't discuss that with me. I am assuming he is talking a beginners baritone,as he is a beginner. I guess I was asking what brands and models do folks own recommend these days.

Pono without a doubt for lesser priced

http://www.theukulelesite.com/pono-mgb-mango-baritone-1445.html
http://www.theukulelesite.com/pono-ab-acacia-baritone.html

or

Kala

http://www.theukulelesite.com/kala-solid-acacia-baritone-asac-b.html
http://www.theukulelesite.com/kala-ka-abp-ctg-solid-cedar-top-baritone-slothead.html

I would go for the Pono line.

gardens_guitar
11-28-2014, 04:51 AM
I have a Makala Baritone Uke (http://www.kalabrand.com/Models/Makala/MK-noEQ/MakalaNoEQMainPage.html). Makala is the bargain brand of Kala. The street price is a lot lower than that shown on the web page, figure about $83.

pszy22
11-28-2014, 06:12 AM
Perhaps I was in a similar situation as your friend. Had never played a ukulele, but wanted to give it a try. Ended up buying a Lanikai Baritone on EBAY for the extravagant price of $30 (plus $14 shipping). These are new in box, but may have cosmetic blems. Mine was in great shape, and I have been happily playing it ever since.

Although my total sample size is only one, I think it sounds ok.

Hope your friend enjoys playing whatever he decides to buy.

Laouik
11-28-2014, 06:46 AM
He didn't discuss that with me. I am assuming he is talking a beginners baritone,as he is a beginner. I guess I was asking what brands and models do folks own recommend these days.

Some beginners start with a $40 instrument, others want to start with a $600 instrument. As we all know, that makes a difference in playability, action etc. Just didn't want to recommend something unsuitable! But in terms of hot, based on this forum, Pono is on faaiiiiaaarrrr.

Cornfield
11-28-2014, 07:25 AM
Perhaps I was in a similar situation as your friend. Had never played a ukulele, but wanted to give it a try. Ended up buying a Lanikai Baritone on EBAY for the extravagant price of $30 (plus $14 shipping). These are new in box, but may have cosmetic blems. Mine was in great shape, and I have been happily playing it ever since.

Although my total sample size is only one, I think it sounds ok.

Hope your friend enjoys playing whatever he decides to buy.
I'll second the Lanakai's on EBay. I had one and kept it for 2-3 months before I decided I liked baritones enough to get a used Kamaka.

Fleapluckin_Flapper
11-28-2014, 07:47 AM
I started with a Savannah and still have it! I got a deal as it was the "floor model" and had a few signs of wear- but was under $50 a few years ago. I always suggest starting with a less expensive instrument,in the event the person winds up finding it's not their cup of tea.

river_driver
11-28-2014, 10:06 AM
Check the Marketplace here, there have been a few baritones listed lately...without looking, I can recall a couple Ponos and an old Silvertone in the last week or so.

Edit to add links:
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?102385-FS-Pono-Baritone-Pro-Classic
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?102344-FS-Pono-Pro-Classic-Baritone-RBC-(S)-PC-Spruce-Top-With-Cutaway!
http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?102348-Silvertone-Baritone-w-chipboard-case-160-shipped

There may be some others, I only went back through 2 pages.