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osogris
09-10-2012, 04:25 PM
One more week to go, having one made here in Tijuana. Pics of unfinished uke from today are attached; I'm pretty excited. Will \have the final product next week.

Barbablanca
09-11-2012, 01:10 AM
At the risk of bringing down the wrath of Hawaiian gods... What's the difference between a six string baritone uke and a 3/4 guitar? :confused:

The Orange Mage
09-11-2012, 01:53 AM
At the risk of bringing down the wrath of Hawaiian gods... What's the difference between a six string baritone uke and a 3/4 guitar? :confused:

Usually a six-string uke means two single-strings and two strings in a doubled "course" either tuned in unison or octaves for a fuller sound.

For example, take a look at this closeup of the top of the fretboard, nut, and headstock of a six-string Kamaka tenor. (http://www.kamakahawaii.com/img/instruments/hf36head.jpg) The first and third strings are doubled!

mds725
09-11-2012, 07:30 AM
Congratulations! Nice looking ukulele! I just ordered a 6-string mahogany baritone from Mya-Moe, after having fallen in love with a 6-string Pono tenor I bought on impulse. I wouldn't have predicted this, but I think I actually prefer 6-strings to 8-strings. Please keep us updated on the progress of your ukulele. I'm curious to hear how it sounds.

osogris
09-11-2012, 11:15 AM
Thanks! I saw one of the mye-moe six string baritone's on youtube; which sounded very nice. Once I figure out how to get a sound sample on line, I'll put something up.
thanks again,

Clinton

Barbablanca
09-11-2012, 12:32 PM
Oh thanks for the enlightenment guys. So it's kind of a hybrid between the 8 string Uke and a standard Uke. Hmm, interesting concept. I look forward to hearing your sample Clinton - Greetings from Catalonia - Berni

PhilUSAFRet
09-11-2012, 03:21 PM
Congratulations! Nice looking ukulele! I just ordered a 6-string mahogany baritone from Mya-Moe, after having fallen in love with a 6-string Pono tenor I bought on impulse. I wouldn't have predicted this, but I think I actually prefer 6-strings to 8-strings. Please keep us updated on the progress of your ukulele. I'm curious to hear how it sounds.

:agree: I too prefer 6 strings to 8, especially with some creative tuning possible with an 8 string set of Southcoasts

osogris
09-11-2012, 06:03 PM
Oh thanks for the enlightenment guys. So it's kind of a hybrid between the 8 string Uke and a standard Uke. Hmm, interesting concept. I look forward to hearing your sample Clinton - Greetings from Catalonia - Berni

Thanks Berni! Y saludos (o salutacions) de Tijuana, Mexico

Teek
09-11-2012, 06:45 PM
Re guitar vs 6 string uke, just for sizing alone and scale; a 3/4 size guitar would also be about 36-38 inches long or so with a 24 inch scale, I think. A bari uke at a 20 inch scale is closer to a half size which has about a 22.5 inch (530mm) scale, and an even smaller guitar like my 19" scale Tacoma Papoose is closer to a 1/8 size. I think a 1/8 is the same as tenor uke scale of 17 inches, like the Yamaha Guitalele, which is really a 1/8 guitar, no uke really in the DNA but a good marketing ploy.

coolkayaker1
09-11-2012, 11:44 PM
I own a four string all Hawaiian koa
baritone uke and I enjoy it as you will yours. Even if my finger isn't long enuff to cover the entire fret from 7th and higher.