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    Default NUD: Bari's

    I started out with a concert uke, then switched over to soprano and sopraninos, which I adore. I was happy with the smaller scale and liked it much better than concert, but still felt like something was missing. I thought maybe it's that deeper resonance that I'm looking for and unable to find in the smaller scales, so I tried tenor.....I hated it. I made the assumption that if I can't stand the tenor size then no way will I like baritone and dismissed them altogether and have stayed with my soprano/sopranino scale for the past couple of years.

    Just recently I've been playing around with different tunings and was intrigued by the DGBE tuning. But I just couldn't get it to work on smaller scales so I decided to bite the bullet and give the baritone a try. Wow! I'm in love! It sounds so rich and lush and full! Why did I wait so long to try it??

    I took a huge risk getting my first baritone. I hadn't played one before so I didn't know if I would like it or not. And on top of that...I skipped over the entry level and mid-range ones...and went straight to a Mya-Moe. Crazy, I know. Fortunately it paid off because I love the thing! I have it in Bb tuning and it just sings.

    And while I was at it, Hodge's thread comparing a Favilla and a Silvertone inspired me to search for a vintage. I didn't get a Favilla but I did find a Silvertone in really good condition. All it needed was a polish.

    Both bari's arrived within a day of each other and I haven't been able to put them down. I'm really glad I made this leap.
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    Super Tenor
    Luis Feu de Mesquita Sinker Western Red Cedar/Myrtle

    Tenor
    Mya-Moe #1976 Master Grade Koa Classic

    Concert
    Kamaka Tiki Gold Label || Pohaku Koa/Maple Concert 10

    Long Neck Soprano
    Asturias Spruce/Rosewood || Gerard Guasch #14 Mahogany Pineapple

    Soprano
    Romero Creations XS Soprano Spruce/Koa

    Sopranino
    Koaloha Noah

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    Ok I am gobsmacked and speechless. Is the Mya Moe used. ......it is gorgeous so is the Silvertone. I have baritone envy, congrats. No wonder you love baritone now with those two beauties
    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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    I lucked out and found a used Mya-Moe. It was made less than a year ago and in pretty much new condition. I couldn't resist of course.
    Super Tenor
    Luis Feu de Mesquita Sinker Western Red Cedar/Myrtle

    Tenor
    Mya-Moe #1976 Master Grade Koa Classic

    Concert
    Kamaka Tiki Gold Label || Pohaku Koa/Maple Concert 10

    Long Neck Soprano
    Asturias Spruce/Rosewood || Gerard Guasch #14 Mahogany Pineapple

    Soprano
    Romero Creations XS Soprano Spruce/Koa

    Sopranino
    Koaloha Noah

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    Congratulations Wildfire070, enjoy!
    All the best,
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    Wow I want one also.

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    Congrats on both your new baris!
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    Very sweet. I think you have made great decisions and wish you many more hours of Bari love.
    How bad is your UAS?

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    I'm so happy you found two really nice Bari's! Congratulations!
    -Hodge
    Humble strummer of fine ukes.

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    Was that the May moe from eBay?

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    Yup it was. I haven't seen many used Mya-Moe baritones on sale so I took a chance on it with the thought that if I didn't like it, I could always sell it but luckily it worked out and I love the thing. I see a Kanile'a baritone on eBay but I haven't played one before so I'm not sure if that one would be a good one to jump on or not. It's pretty though.
    Super Tenor
    Luis Feu de Mesquita Sinker Western Red Cedar/Myrtle

    Tenor
    Mya-Moe #1976 Master Grade Koa Classic

    Concert
    Kamaka Tiki Gold Label || Pohaku Koa/Maple Concert 10

    Long Neck Soprano
    Asturias Spruce/Rosewood || Gerard Guasch #14 Mahogany Pineapple

    Soprano
    Romero Creations XS Soprano Spruce/Koa

    Sopranino
    Koaloha Noah

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