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Thread: Kmise $ 60 Baritone PKg.....Baritone, gig bag, tuner & Strap.....comments

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    Default Kmise $ 60 Baritone PKg.....Baritone, gig bag, tuner & Strap.....comments

    0It started out as a lark....or test of curiousity as to what younwould get in terms of quality for 60 buck investment...



    Wood- Ocume? I think.....seems thin layered
    very light weight
    quite attractive wood grain actually and overall quite pleasing to eye..Kind of reminded me of a Mainland uke styling approach...
    .( except for the silly childish fret markers which I am going to buy some decals to put over them)
    Aquila High D strings set
    Build quality ......really not bad
    Very nice Gig bag
    A good tuner
    A strap....ok a little cheezy looking but functional
    Sound ..........to my ears not bad, a bit thin....sounds good finger picked and lightly strummed, gets muddy fast when strummed hard..
    Playability....quite easy...pretty nice action

    I am not ashamed at all playing it with my group....

    I did change the strings to Diadarrio Titanium Baritone strings

    what can I say......I was totally expecting JUNK and fireplace tinder.....its a playable baritone package travel instrument or knock around camp or beach or teaching class uke.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Baritone-Uk...YV-Z-HguMZikPg
    Last edited by uketanzon; 02-01-2019 at 05:32 PM.
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    I agree, Kmise makes a good cheap baritone.
    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...ighlight=Kmise
    -Hodge
    Humble strummer of fine ukes.

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    sound clip
    kmise Okume baritone
    Diaddario Titanium strings

    https://soundcloud.com/user-67035804...9-8-55-18-am-1
    Last edited by uketanzon; 01-28-2019 at 04:45 AM.
    (Originally a Northern Yankee
    But now a good old southern boy)

    Martin IZ Commenorative Tenor
    Koaloha Long Neck Soprano Koa
    Koaloha Opio Acacia Longneck Soprano
    Kamaka 100 year anniversary model hf-1
    Pono Acaia Taropatch 8 string
    Loprinzi soprano mahogany
    Cocobolo ukuleles soprano
    Southern Cross Banjo Concert
    Goldtone little gem concert banjo

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    I'm delighted it worked out for you. I'm impressed with the sound file - thanks for sharing!

    I tried one of their banjo ukes and found it plinky and cheap sounding - it made a (sort of) nice Christmas present for someone....
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    Yes , your right....the banjos were pretty chinzy, had one, gave it away...
    staying on the banjo band wagon, you may want to look at the Goldtone Little gem, won best in show in Namm, acrylic made...,
    I got one, changed the strings to aquila carbon black and it sounds pretty nice..and looks awesome.! its a keeper.
    (Originally a Northern Yankee
    But now a good old southern boy)

    Martin IZ Commenorative Tenor
    Koaloha Long Neck Soprano Koa
    Koaloha Opio Acacia Longneck Soprano
    Kamaka 100 year anniversary model hf-1
    Pono Acaia Taropatch 8 string
    Loprinzi soprano mahogany
    Cocobolo ukuleles soprano
    Southern Cross Banjo Concert
    Goldtone little gem concert banjo

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    Thanks for the tip!

    For the moment I think I'm covered in the banjo dept. Here's mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuK0nqtxQIQ
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    Loquax autem mutus es

    1920s Martin Style 2
    Anuenue Moon Bird Tenor
    Kanile'a K1T
    Pono Tenor Pro Classic (Macassar and Cedar)
    1923 Gibson tenor trap door banjo (ukefied)
    Kiwaya KSU-1L (long neck soprano)

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    Hello,

    I already had a Kmise tenor which I think was an incredible value for the price. And just yesterday, I had the opportunity to purchase a second-hand (but as-new) baritone Kmise for about 20$.... Well, I still can't believe how these guys succeed in making such good instruments at that price range ! The overall lutherie is flawless, the playability is a joy and, most of all, the sound is HUGE.

    I have mine tuned in fifths (D-A-E-B) and the sustain is so powerful and so rich in overtones that it reminds me of a kind of plucked cello... just perfect for Bach's cello suites ! Really a fantastic musical intsrument for the price of a toy...

    Regards,
    gilles

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    Just ordered a Kmise baritone to be shipped to Florida so it will there when I arrive and I can leave it there. I ordered it from Amazon, which was $79. The eBay dealer only accepts PayPal and will ship only to the billing address, so I paid a bit more. At least it is strung DGBE, so Iím not buying another set of strings. I didnít want to bring my Pono to the beach and even tho Iím taking my Clara, I canít bear to be without a baritone. Will I prefer the Kmise to the Pono? Weíll see.
    Last edited by Martinlover; 02-10-2019 at 05:57 PM.

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