Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: WTB: Baritone banjo ukulele

  1. #1

    Default WTB: Baritone banjo ukulele

    I'm looking for a good used banjolele, baritone size.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    184

    Default

    What exists besides the Goldtone?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    JoCo, NC (near Raleigh)
    Posts
    4,985

    Default

    There is the Firefly by Magic Fluke: https://www.magicfluke.com/Magic-Flu...y-baritone.htm
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    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, Eb SC XLU
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant
    Jupiter #71, A, UG1

    !Flukutronic!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    184

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    There is the Firefly by Magic Fluke: https://www.magicfluke.com/Magic-Flu...y-baritone.htm
    Ah nice, I didn't realize they made a baritone.

  5. #5

    Default

    That's cool. I want guitar strings on it though.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    JoCo, NC (near Raleigh)
    Posts
    4,985

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Xochi View Post
    That's cool. I want guitar strings on it though.
    You can put nylon guitar strings on these. If you want steel strings, I would not call that a banjolele. That would be more like a mini banjo :https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XMZ2G7X/
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    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, Eb SC XLU
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant
    Jupiter #71, A, UG1

    !Flukutronic!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    The Big Scioto, on the Banks of the Ohio
    Posts
    839

    Default

    A couple years back the folks at Gold Tone assured me that their baritone banjo uke could be strung with steel strings. Just need to use lighter gauges and tweak the setup.

    Have you thought about a 4string tenor banjo though? The scales a little longer, but you can use baritone tuning. I had a tenor ‘jo with steel string in DGBE, it was a blast.

  8. #8

    Default

    Maybe I'm being confusing/confused... My plain old Kala baritone uke (20.5" scale) has two wound strings for low D and G, and two nylon for B and E. I want that on a banjo uke... Sounds like I could do that on a Gold Tone?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    JoCo, NC (near Raleigh)
    Posts
    4,985

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Xochi View Post
    Maybe I'm being confusing/confused... My plain old Kala baritone uke (20.5" scale) has two wound strings for low D and G, and two nylon for B and E. I want that on a banjo uke... Sounds like I could do that on a Gold Tone?
    wound nylon strings are not the same as steel strings that would typically be found on a banjo, electric guitar, etc.. You can certainly use wound nylon on any banjolele.
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    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, Eb SC XLU
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant
    Jupiter #71, A, UG1

    !Flukutronic!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Sumter County, FL
    Posts
    1,554

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Xochi View Post
    That's cool. I want guitar strings on it though.
    Considering the scale and physical size, a 17-fret or 19-fret tenor banjo, such as the Deering Goodtime tenors, would appear to fill the desire. Either steel or nylon strings would work (though steel does sound better, to me anyway) and any tuning is possible. Also, the price would not be outrageous and used banjos are usually available. I have a uke-tenor scale banjo-uke (Dukec10) and a 17-fret tenor banjo (Deering Goodtime)and the size difference is quite similar to one feeks going from a tenor uke to a baritone uke.

    Goodtime & Duke10.jpg
    ...SteveZ

    Ukuleles: Oscar Schmidt OU28T (T8), Lanikai LU-6 (T6), RISA Solid (C), Effin UkeStart (C), Flea (S)**
    Banjo-Ukes: Duke 10 (T)*, Lanikai LB6-S (S)*
    Tenor Guitars: Martin TEN515, Blueridge BR-40T
    Tenor Banjo: Deering Goodtime 17-Fret
    Mandolin: Burgess (#7)***

    * CGDA reentrant, **DAEB, ***GDAE, The rest are CGDA

    The inventory is always in some flux, but that's part of the fun.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •