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C-roy
04-15-2009, 02:02 PM
Out of this selection which one would you choose?

http://folk-instruments.musiciansfriend.com/product/Silver-Creek-All-Solid-Baritone-Ukulele?sku=513380

http://folk-instruments.musiciansfriend.com/product/Oscar-Schmidt-OU53S-Baritone-Ukulele-?sku=514019

http://www.nstuffmusic.com/p-6617-samick-uk70b-baritone-ukulele.aspx

I am having trouble finding any better quality ones.

Thanks.

iamdanielle
04-15-2009, 02:08 PM
If those three don't strike your fancy, here are a few more...

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=baritone+ukulele&_sacat=See-All-Categories

SnakeOiler
04-15-2009, 02:11 PM
I'd go for one of the vintage Harmonys on eBay.

Link
04-15-2009, 02:49 PM
The Silver Creek is all solid with bone nut and saddle. I prefer mahogony too. I have no playing experience with these ukes, though.

nikolo727
04-15-2009, 03:08 PM
id go with the mahogany or the second one: The spruce top/rosewood. I would forget about the last one.

I like mahogany personally because I love the sound of the wood(mellow and sweet).


Spruce top though is also pretty mellow when combined with rosewood and but it does have a bright sound to it and spruce tops SING! they resonate very well and they just get warmer and nicer over time.(same goes with the mahogany).

C-roy
04-15-2009, 06:46 PM
Thanks all

Just wondering. What is wrong with the samick? It has a spruce top and rosewood back and sides just like the oscar shmidt.

Ahnko Honu
04-15-2009, 07:11 PM
Thanks all

Just wondering. What is wrong with the samick? It has a spruce top and rosewood back and sides just like the oscar shmidt.

I believe they are also both made in Indonesia, and I would not be surprised if in the same factory.

Hobgoblin Steve
04-15-2009, 07:15 PM
Thanks all

Just wondering. What is wrong with the samick? It has a spruce top and rosewood back and sides just like the oscar shmidt.

Samick made my target bow (archery), while theyre good with wood, I dont see myself letting them make me a uke. I dont know why, but I just dont.

unless ukes could kill..

toyrtle
04-15-2009, 11:39 PM
I think the Silver Creek looks the best.

I have the Samick, or Greg Bennett, and it's alright - very pretty to look at, but it doesn't give me shivers.

UkeADoodleDoo
04-16-2009, 12:13 AM
i think the first one is the nicest looking but i dont no what it would be like to play

UkuLeLesReggAe
04-16-2009, 12:26 AM
i duno :S but i just ate this chocolate... and it was yuk..

grappler
04-16-2009, 01:43 AM
i'd say silver creek.
but have you heard of the rouge baritone? i think thats not a bad entry

SnakeOiler
04-16-2009, 02:13 AM
I can't believe you're all going on about Rouge and Samick and Oscar Schmidt and completly ignoring the idea of getting a vintage Harmony. Those things are built great, solid mahogany that's already been aged 50 years, and the least expensive of the bunch. I have one and trust me it sounds awesome.

C-roy
04-16-2009, 08:19 PM
I can't believe you're all going on about Rouge and Samick and Oscar Schmidt and completly ignoring the idea of getting a vintage Harmony. Those things are built great, solid mahogany that's already been aged 50 years, and the least expensive of the bunch. I have one and trust me it sounds awesome.


I am going to go for the vintage harmony if I can get an ebay account and paypal set up.

thanks snakeoiler I'll give it a try and bid a few times if I have to since i know other people will, and I'm sure someone has bidded on it from here?:)

I don't mind if other people see the page...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Harmony-Baritone-Ukulele-Uke-40s-50s-30-inch_W0QQitemZ270373376176QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item270373376176&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A4%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A200#Shippin gPayment

It has a crack in the side though:(

will this effect it?

kim jorgensen
04-17-2009, 05:05 AM
Kala bartiones are reasonable and great. Go for a low end mahogany.