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    Default Pulled the trigger on my first bari

    I have been thinking about acquiring a Bari for a while now. A number of UU members have provided me with information and advice about that scale length instrument, for which I am very grateful and I have contacted a few builders about possible builds.

    Today, after a lot of indecision, I placed my order with Jerry Hoffmann for a M style, ebony and AAA Red spruce baritone.

    Here is a image of what the back will look like:

    Ebony Back.jpg

    Although I already own a Cocobolo and red spruce ML tenor from Jerry, ever since Recstar24(Ryan) received his gorgeous ebony/red spruce ML tenor, I have been thinking about building another Uke with that or a similar wood set.

    I've requested a delivery for early October even though Jerry could deliver sooner. After the build starts I'll share any photos that I receive of the build.
    Last edited by hollisdwyer; 05-11-2016 at 04:11 AM.
    "All worthwhile things in life should be easy to learn but hard to master"

    Hoffmann Lutherie - Baritone - Master Grade Ebony and AAA Red Spruce
    Beau Hannam Custom Tenor - Vintage Hand Rubbed Sun Burst all Tassie Blackwood
    Barron River Tenor - Satin Box Maple and Alaskan Yellow Cedar
    Hoffmann Lutherie - Concert - Angry Owl Ebony and Cedar

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    Wow, that looks gorgeous already! This will be a wonderful instrument for sure, and I'm looking forward to more pictures of the build. My wife has this very same wood combo on her Hoffmann ML concert, and we like it very much.
    Enjoying instruments by - Beau Hannam - Jay Lichty - Jerry Hoffmann - Luis Feu de Mesquita - Kala - Kamaka - Kanile'a - KoAloha - Ko'olau - Moore Bettah - Pono - Romero Creations - and others

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    Congrats! I've been quite impressed what what I've seen and heard (all online) from his ukes. Look forward to following the build thread and hearing it when it arrives.
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    Nice, congrats. Can't wait to see it when it is finished.

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    Congratulations! I've never owned a Hoffmann (or Boat Paddle) uke, but I've had a chance to play a few and they're sweet. Just for fun, and while you're waiting for your Hoffmann baritone, here's the link to a video of Victoria Vox and her husband, Jack Maher, playing "Sultans of Swing" together. Jack is playing Victoria's baritone M Style Boat Paddle. Beautiful instrument.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3atBdtWi8c

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    Well done Hollis, I hope it's everything you want it to be.
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    You will be thrilled. I played at Boat Paddle baritone at the Mighty MO UkeFest two years ago, and absolutely loved it.
    Kathryn

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    First bari Boat Paddle! Well, you sure don't go half way, do you?
    What scale did you settle on, or have you?
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Flea soprano, C LW
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, A, EJ45LP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    First bari Boat Paddle! Well, you sure don't go half way, do you?
    What scale did you settle on, or have you?
    What Jim said. Congrats on the new purchase. Looking forward to hearing it.
    How bad is your UAS?

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    Hey, congrats on the new build. I like that body shape. Does that shape sound different from the "standard" figure 8 shape?
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