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BigD
07-03-2014, 01:08 PM
Hi folks,figured id post this here before i think about something new, i prefer to buy used anyway (nothing wrong with recycled instruments) Im looking for a baritone, 100-150 bucks. Its not a lot of money, im just hoping for something inexpensive that has been properly set up, those are my main concerns!I would go through HMS,ukuerepublic, or mim but the baritone selection right now seems fairly slim and mostly out of my price range. So if you have a baritone sittin around that doesnt get played because you upgraded or dont care for it, shoot me a pm, im open to any kind of offers! Thanks!

Jim Hanks
07-03-2014, 01:43 PM
Call butler music and get one of these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/350725789278?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2F i.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D3507257 89278%26_rdc%3D1

BigD
07-03-2014, 01:48 PM
Lookin them up now eugene!! And i for sure thought about it Jim but for some reason lanikais just dont sit well with me. Something about them just never feels right to me and i really couldnt tell ya exactly why! Thanks for the suggestion though!

Cornfield
07-03-2014, 01:51 PM
Call butler music and get one of these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/350725789278?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2F i.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D3507257 89278%26_rdc%3D1
I had one of these. With Worth brown strings it sounded fine.

BigD
07-03-2014, 01:55 PM
If i buy new itll probably come down to a kala ka-b or something similar, i think ukerepublic has them right now but id much rather buy something from one of you fine folks that can vouch for it personally!

sam13
07-03-2014, 02:35 PM
http://www.theukulelesite.com/kala-all-solid-mahogany-baritone.html

This looks good ... I will have mine into the shop next week ... will let you know about it if you would like ...

DWitt
07-03-2014, 04:27 PM
Just a vote for the Lanikai 21B. I had one that I strung up with Southcoast Linear Classical Metals, and that was just an awesome setup. Check it out:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPKsz2JRXn4

DWitt
07-03-2014, 04:31 PM
Or, strummed, below. I should note: the laminate top was *really* thin and responsive, but I had it set up very low to accommodate the metal strings.

Skip to 6:49 for the actual song.


http://youtu.be/_-bCa99KUV8?t=6m49s

strumsilly
07-04-2014, 06:49 AM
I've got a Lanikai s-b [solid spruce top] that I don't play much and I'd sell. It really sounds great and plays well.

BigD
07-04-2014, 10:12 AM
I sent you a pm strum, im curious!

BigD
07-08-2014, 06:15 AM
Still on the lookout for a used bari!

pabrizzer
07-08-2014, 08:01 AM
My Oscar Schmidt was well under $100 new. Not sure how much the base model is now but it's a keeper.

BigD
07-08-2014, 08:45 AM
What model was that pabrizzer?and do u know of anyone who sets them up before they ship?

pabrizzer
07-08-2014, 08:59 AM
What model was that pabrizzer?and do u know of anyone who sets them up before they ship?
OU -52
Can't recommend anyone really.
Did a review of mine here (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?91299-Oscar-Schmidt-OU52-Baritone-Ukulele&highlight=baritone)

Quick eBay search found this - you'd think if it was a showroom demo it would be set up well.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/OSCAR-SHMIDT-BARITONE-OU52-UKULELE-/371096939726?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item566719ecce

pabrizzer
07-08-2014, 09:12 AM
If I was in the states I'd be looking at this model too.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Oscar-Schmidt-OU53-Baritone-Ukulele-/331225259173?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d1e905ca5

Find a store that sells Oscar Schmidts and try before you buy. I may have lucked out with my online purchases. I have bought all my ukes (9) that way and have not had a problem yet.

This vid shows the uke off as it is pretty well - no effects just as it comes recording.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=715vLrjsDX4#t=163

BigD
07-08-2014, 10:59 AM
That is my main problem that i live fairly far into the boonies and ordering online is much more practical to me. Granted im not terribly far from Chicago ive only been there once and right now at my price range i cant justify spending money on the trip there nonetheless buy a uke too. Ive been searching for places near to me that have an actual selection of ukes( not the token 2 or 3 way over priced ones you see in guitar shops) to try some out. But like i said id much rather buy used from a reliable source

Cornfield
07-08-2014, 12:26 PM
Waterman isn't too far from Aurora and Naperville, about 35 miles of easy road. Hix Brothers has a tremendous selection of ukes at their Fox Valley (talk to Peter) store.
If you are in the area on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday afternoon stop at Cremer's Guitarworks in North Aurora and talk to Rick. He has some nice older ukes in his shop.
Uncle Jon's music in Westmont also has a nice inventory if you want to travel a bit further

BigD
07-08-2014, 12:39 PM
Thank you John!! I spend most my time in Hinckley anymore anyways so im that much closer!!

dhoenisch
07-11-2014, 09:27 AM
BigD, I was trying to return your PM, but your mailbox is full.

Dan

BigD
07-11-2014, 01:44 PM
Fixed sorry!