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Thread: FS Beautiful Giannini baritone with Gotoh tuners

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    Default FS Beautiful Giannini baritone with Gotoh tuners

    Very nice sounding Giannini, almost as nice sounding as my Kanilea spruce top baritone

    Southcoast strings. Dirk of Southcoast was a big fans of Giannini. With soft shell case

    $300 plus shipping and insurance

    Will send pictures to those interested

    See update below and here is a link of me playing the one with the Gotohs. Right now Glen Rose has the one with the original tuners. He has borrowed it while I was away in Honolulu. If you don’t know Glen Rose he’s a great jazz ukulele teacher, a great pianist and a good friend of mine. Check out his Jazzy Uke, great lessons

    https://youtu.be/D9urVUr0GPE
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    What year is this build and is it solid wood or laminated?
    I've read nothing but great things about both.
    Playing my Magic Fluke and grinning like a fool!

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    I'd like to see pictures. Thank you.

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    These are great players. I know one guy who is pretty much a dedicated baritone player. While he has some vintage Martins and others, he says the Giannini is the best playing/sounding. Good luck with the sale

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    Here’s a link to me playing the Giannini. I have two by the way. I’m keeping one, always. Just don’t have room for two, and need some dough. I believe it’s solid mahogany made in Brazil. Year? I don’t know. When I bought my first Giannini, I got it at Dan’s guitars in Honolulu. It was sitting next to a used Kamaka baritone. I couldn’t believe that it sounded much better than the Kamaka. Dan said he was amazed too. He knew nothing about Gianninis.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D9urVUr0GPE

    By the way, my Kanilea didn’t really open up until I found the right strings to bring out the sound. Strings make big differences.
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    I had a laminate one and regret getting rid of it
    "If a lot of people play the ukulele, the world would be a better place to live."

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    This is the brand preferred by Jose Feliciano back in the seventies!

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    Update:

    I have two Gianninis, one with Gotoh tuners and one with the original tuners. I wish to keep one of the two. They both are in very good condition and sound the same. Gotohs $300. Original tuners $250 plus shipping and insurance.

    The one with Gotohs is here in Honolulu. I leave for the SF Bay Area tomorrow, 9/18. The one with the original tuners is in SF. I won’t be back in Honolulu until 10/28.

    So, you understand what is available. If you want to keep the original tuners that work fine you save $50, or you can wait until I get back to Honolulu at the end of October. If you’re in a hurry grab the one with the original tuners.

    In terms of what the wood is, please do your own research. They were all the same and I believe they’re solid mahogany but maybe it’s a laminate. I’m not sure. The blasted baritone sounds great.

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    Pm sent. Thanks.

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    I own one of these, it is all laminate and it sounds great. Most people have no idea it is laminate because the sound is so wonderful. There are two ways to tell if it is laminate. Look through the sound hole at the inside surface of the back now look at the outside surface of the back. If the grain pattern is not the same its laminate. Because these don't have bindings look at the edge of the top, if you see three thin layers or lines it's laminate.
    Ukuleles.............yes please !!!!

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