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    Default New Ono 8-String Baritone

    The design brief from the owner was to build an 8-string baritone, pretty much however I thought best. This lead to a bubinga body with a torrefied Sitka spruce top, finished with Tru-Oil. The ebony fret board is radiused and features pocket slots cut with CNC so that the tang ends don't show. The build is a bit heavier in places to accommodate the increased string tension. The other side of that coin is that there is a lot of power from all those strings and the result is surprising volume, sustain and a rich resonance. Those are qualities that I find attractive in any baritone and the 8-string configuration has them in spades. A nice touch is the K&K Aloha Twin pickup, which works very well with the carbon bridge plate.







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    David,

    Another stunner. Congratulations to the new owner.

    Bill

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    Wow. Looking forward to a sound sample on that one.

    What's the tuning and strings?
    Current Stable:
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    -Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - Bb, SC SMU
    -Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    -KPK pineapple SLN-GCEA
    -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, FBL cFAD
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    Really wonderful looking. But you mention bubinga and you don't show the back............that is just plain cruel.
    Ukuleles.............yes please !!!!

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    Very nice, well done
    All the best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUpDave View Post
    Really wonderful looking. But you mention bubinga and you don't show the back............that is just plain cruel.
    I really did try to get a good shot of the back but the figure didn't show up at all. It does have some nice beeswing in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    Wow. Looking forward to a sound sample on that one.

    What's the tuning and strings?

    It's in G with low D. The strings are a Frankenset with TI 35 and 30 wound basses and the rest are Southcoast fluorocarbons. In truth, this set may not be a whole lot different from the Southcoast HML-WB set and that would have been an easier solution but I've been itching to try the Tis on a baritone.

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    so all doubles? D3 D3 G3 G3 B3 B3 E4 E4 ? I bet it's a cannon!

    Also, about the TI D/G - how would you describe the tension (high, medium, low)? And what's the scale length? Really, I just need to know how you think they'd work on 19" scale. ;-)
    Last edited by Jim Hanks; 02-26-2018 at 06:18 AM.
    Current Stable:
    -Ohana TKS-15E - Eb cuatro
    -Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - Bb, SC SMU
    -Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    -KPK pineapple SLN-GCEA
    -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, FBL cFAD
    Once upon a time:
    -RISA Concert Stick
    -Bruko sop. custom #6
    -Lanikai lam hog bari
    -Kala SLNG
    -Bruko bari
    -Gold Tone BUT


    Jim's Blog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    so all doubles? D3 D3 G3 G3 B3 B3 E4 E4 ? I bet it's a cannon!

    Also, about the TI D/G - how would you describe the tension (high, medium, low)? And what's the scale length? Really, I just need to know how you think they'd work on 19" scale. ;-)
    The 3rd and 4th are octave pairs: D3 D4 and G3 G4. 1st and 2nd are unison pairs: B3 B3 E4 E4.

    The tension on the TIs feels moderate and it seems reasonable to think that they would be fine on a 19" scale. You might not end up in G tuning but a small excursion from G would probably be within the range of "permissible personal preference."

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    Perfect simplicity!! Very lovely!

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