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mikemiragliuolo
05-14-2011, 07:17 PM
Does anyone know anything about these ukes? They look so cool, I wonder how they sound.

http://www.elderly.com/new_instruments/names/baroq-ulele-soprano--BSVT.htm

BAROQ-ULELE, SOPRANO
A soprano bowl-backed ukulele with tuners (instead of pegs), alternating rosewood and lacewood on the bowl.
sku: BSVT .. $240.00

Gmoney
05-14-2011, 07:34 PM
They are pretty & sound great as well. Uke Republic has had them for some time. Perhaps Mike can tell you more - he's a member here on UU. And there are plenty of people on here who live close enough to Elderly to have had a chance to play one.

http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/category/baroq-uleletm

Mahalo!

kissing
05-14-2011, 08:30 PM
From what I've heard in videos, sounds really good to me:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwM3IgtZVEM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwM3IgtZVEM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIpppZMRrsQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIpppZMRrsQ

itsme
05-14-2011, 08:36 PM
Can't address the soprano, but I have the tenor model.

There's a definite cool factor, it's unique and awesome looking. :)

But for everything else, I'd say it's just okay. Construction is decent but not spectacular. The bridge and saddle are rather cheesy, though. Volume is somewhat lacking.

The violin-style pegs on mine are very difficult to tune, friction pegs might be easier, dunno.

With the bowl back shape, it's next to impossible to play without a strap. Even then, it slides all around.

Honestly, if I'd had a chance to try before I bought, I think I would have passed on it. Okay if you can find a deal on a used one, but not really worth the retail price IMO.

Pippin
05-14-2011, 10:40 PM
A flat-backed version of it would be nice... sort of a Martin mandolin shape would suit me better.

felip
05-15-2011, 12:39 AM
What a gorgeous instrument!