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13down
08-30-2012, 07:47 AM
What are everyone's favorite spruce top baritones?

I used to have an Oscar Schmidt but it's in really bad shape. I bought it about five years ago when I knew NOTHING about the physics of musical instruments, and the neck got a little bowed.

Since then, I've had two more baritones - both mahogany - and neither of them did it for me. I like my baritones bright and I don't think that will ever change. So I think I'm going to buy a new spruce one. So what are everyone's favorites?

Skitzic
08-30-2012, 09:40 AM
I have one of the solid spruce top/flame maple Kalas (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kala-KA-FMB-Baritone-Ukulele-Solid-Spruce-Top-Spalted-Maple-back-and-sides-/330716158916?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Sting_Instr uments&hash=item4d00381bc4). It is one of the nicest sounding baritones I have ever played (FWIW, I don't see that many baritones in the wild, so I've never played/heard any of the fancy brands). It really sings, and isn't boomy like some of the other linear tuned spruce tops I've seen.

13down
08-30-2012, 10:36 AM
Thanks, skitzic! Do you have any videos/sound recordings of it?

Skitzic
08-31-2012, 02:22 AM
Thanks, skitzic! Do you have any videos/sound recordings of it?

No, I don't. A youtube search brought up...fighting videos? :wtf:

Maybe give Mim a call? She's usually not afraid to play something over the phone for someone.

Good luck in your search!

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