- Dec 31, 2010
Which baritone is most recommended for a budget to mid price model? It will need a pickup.
Yes, both are great choices. I know a guy whose uke of choice is the Bari and he swears by both of those.As Hodge mentioned an old Favilla. Also, an old Giannini, which is similar. Great sound and playability for the $.
Right about there....What does "budget to mid price" mean to you?
I love both my Bonanza Homestead Baritone and Kala Cedar-Top Acacias, which are both in the $300-$500ish range without pickups. I've been playing the Kala more since Covid limited my playing spaces, but the Bonanza still makes me smile. I've been considering stringing it in 5ths so I have more of an excuse to play it.
I liked my Amazon-special Caramel "solid Acacia" fine until I had the others to compare to.
I had a Kala Cedar Top (recently sold) and a Mainland Red Cedar/Rosewood. I liked them both but liked the Mainland more. The Mainland also comes in mahogany which I have not heard or played but the Rosewood has a wonderful rich sound.Which baritone is most recommended for a budget to mid price model? It will need a pickup.