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    Default Baby Baritone

    Trying my new shape in spruce/walnut combo.

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    The koa one turned out real nice - hear it here: (I think you have to be a member of my group to see it in this format. I recorded it direct to Facebook so I'll see if I can download it and edit for YouTube....)



    Edited YouTube version here:https://youtu.be/uf1jPDsukLI
    Last edited by Pete Howlett; 04-03-2018 at 06:07 PM.

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    Very nice! Love the sound. What's the scale? And what strings are on it?
    Ukelele:
    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, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG-C Lava
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, TI CF127, G
    Kala KA-GL-Koa, G EFS O Warm/Worth B

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    Scale length is 475mm or 18.7". Baritone scale length should be between 21" and 22" to support a decent set of strings. I am using wound D'Addarios for the G and D and Worth Browns for the b and e. Can't tell you the gauges but will work them out tomorrow for you. This instrument has now left the workshop.

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    What is the body length of the mini baritone? Did you use a tenor body or make another size? It sounds realllly good.

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    I increased all tenor dimensions by 10%.... it kept the instrument in proportion!

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    I built a tenor that is low tuned and I really like the way it sounds. I think I will give a mini baritone a go for my next one.

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    I took an educated guess and it worked out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Howlett View Post
    Scale length is 475mm or 18.7". Baritone scale length should be between 21" and 22" to support a decent set of strings. I am using wound D'Addarios for the G and D and Worth Browns for the b and e. Can't tell you the gauges but will work them out tomorrow for you. This instrument has now left the workshop.
    That's close enough Pete. I thought it looked shorter scale than normal . I like 19" baritone better than the longer ones, even 20". I think you have a winning formula here.
    Ukelele:
    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, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG-C Lava
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, TI CF127, G
    Kala KA-GL-Koa, G EFS O Warm/Worth B

    Jim's Blog

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    I hope so - I'm building plenty of them with different wood combinations this year as I am reliably informed that the baritone is having its moment....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Howlett View Post
    I took an educated guess and it worked out...
    I used to do some target shooting. One of the older guys (I fall into that category now) told me a story about a person commenting about how he was pretty luck getting all the shots in a tight group. The shooter replied, 'I seem to get luckier the more I practice'.

    Probably more educated than guess.

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