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  1. #1
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    Default NUD My first Baritone

    Hi all,

    Here is my first Baritone Ukulele that I received this week.
    Itís made by Paul Barnard of Wildcat Ukuleles here in the UK.

    American Walnut back and sides, Engelmann Spruce top with multi wood rosette and maple bindings.
    Indian Rosewood bridge and 16 radius fingerboard. Bone nut at 37mm and bone saddle.
    The neck is nice straight grain quarter sawn Sapele with a medium profile, very comfortable to play.
    Scale length of 20.08.
    Tuned DGBE linear and strung with DíAddario Pro-Arte Carbon strings.
    Leader sealed geared machine heads.

    To me this sounds and plays amazing. Very responsive even to a light touch. Iím very impressed and it has surpassed my expectations.

    The only thing I have to work on is getting used to the wound D string.
    I have 2 tenors currently low g with fluorocarbon strings, but this is my first try of wound. I feel I will have to change what technique I have (not much) in order to keep the string noise to a minimum while moving around.

    I posted for the first time on you tube today with a sample of this Baritone and I have tried to link it here in the post with a few pictures.

    Iím not holding my breath as to whether the uploads are successful, as I tried before and the resolution and size of the pictures ended up being posted in miniature. Not a tech wiz unfortunately.





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    Tenors:
    Blackbird Farallon: Love it!
    Pete Howlett: Superb!
    Soprano
    Makala Dolphin Soprano: SUS set up to play great. Kids love it, great value.

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    It's beautiful, congrats!
    Susie
    Guitars: 6 Taylor's ● 1 Martin
    Ukes: Kala KA-ZCT-T (Ziricote Tenor) ● Kala KA-SSTU-B (Spruce/Mahogany Thinline Baritone)
    Other: 4 Mountain Dulcimers ● 7 Native American Flutes
    ...and they all get played!

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    It looks wonderful and sounds great. I love the smooth rich sound of a baritone. Congratulations on a wonderful instrument
    Ukuleles.............yes please !!!!

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    It’s sound beautiful like a guitar.
    Most baritones I played have a muddy sound to it but this one is nice and clean!
    Your YouTube is great especially if this is your first one.
    Look forward to seeing more video of you in the link and video page
    Congratulations.

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    Very nice. I am jealous.

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    Me too, that is beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloRule View Post
    Itís sound beautiful like a guitar.
    Most baritones I played have a muddy sound to it but this one is nice and clean!
    Your YouTube is great especially if this is your first one.
    Look forward to seeing more video of you in the link and video page
    Congratulations.
    Yes I agree that some baritones can sound muddy to me also. The tone and note clarity on on this one is great. I love how smooth it sounds without getting muddy.
    Thank you, I do plan on joining you guys on the link and video page.
    Tenors:
    Blackbird Farallon: Love it!
    Pete Howlett: Superb!
    Soprano
    Makala Dolphin Soprano: SUS set up to play great. Kids love it, great value.

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    Also, I have to give a big shout to baz maz. It was his review of a very similar spec model that convinced me to contact Paul and have him make this one for me.
    Tenors:
    Blackbird Farallon: Love it!
    Pete Howlett: Superb!
    Soprano
    Makala Dolphin Soprano: SUS set up to play great. Kids love it, great value.

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    Congratulations on this great Baritone. Looking forward to seeing more videos from you.
    A day without playing uke is a day not well lived.

    Joseph

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    Amazing instrument, congratulations!

    We're on the same page. Baz's review of this one puts it up there with the top few instruments I'm most interested in buying someday in the future. The video you posted definitely lives up to what he shared in his review. I'm really impressed by the clear, balanced tone... it also looks like it's built beautifully.

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