View Full Version : NUD - Baton Rouge 6 string tenor

02-19-2017, 11:33 AM
I went away to a ukulele event this weekend and acquired this (see attached photo).

Baton Rouge are a small German company, originally guitar makers but they have a line of ukes as well. They source their instruments from China but maintain a strict quality control. As a result their instruments are good quality and great value for money.

I like the "Jangle" you get from the two extra strings. The double courses are tuned in octaves so the tuning is g cC E aA. the low A string gives a double re-entrant tuning which sounds really good.

It will get an outing on this week's seasons once I have chosen a suitable "night" song to play.


frisbee fred
02-19-2017, 11:34 AM
Can't wait to hear it!

Jim Hanks
02-19-2017, 11:50 AM
Interesting. Like a Liliu setup. Curious to hear that as well.

02-19-2017, 12:17 PM
Congratulations Geoff, I'll look forward to a sound sample.

02-19-2017, 10:05 PM
She is a beaut Geoff. I reckon that any tune you choose will be worth the wait to hear her.

02-21-2017, 10:32 AM
Here's a link to the Seasons post with it used on a song.


02-21-2017, 12:01 PM
Definitely fuller sound from those two doubled strings! Very nice! Thank you for sharing.

Croaky Keith
02-21-2017, 10:56 PM
Congrats on another new uke - it certainly has a nice tone/ring to it. :)

02-22-2017, 03:38 PM
Congratulations! Is it hard to play?

02-24-2017, 07:33 AM
Congratulations! Is it hard to play?

No problems playing, the tuning is still basically GCEA, just that the C & A strings are octave doubled which gives a different sound but the chords are still those you are used to and it's tenor scale so basically you are just playing a tenor. It's probably better strummed as finger picking those double strings might take a bit of getting used to. I've not really tried finger picking yet. I think my baritone is better for that anyway. Tuning needs you to be more precise on the doubled strings but again not a major problem.