- Jun 18, 2021
Today, my sister gifted me a ukulele she acquired used in the late 60s. There is no label or any other form of identification and she hand painted her initial (g) on the headstock back when she got it. It appears to be all solid mahogany including the neck which is formed from one piece. The fretboard is rosewood, the sound hole rosette is inlaid, has a bone nut and a wood bridge. It appears to be kinda crudely made with a little splintering around the fretboard inlays. It's 28 1/2 inches long and 10 3/4 inches from the nut to the body. I was told that this is a baritone, but it's smaller than either of my other baritone ukuleles by at least 2 inches. Is possibly a tenor uke? Could it be tuned like a tenor uke with some new strings or would that be too much tension.