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    Default New Ukulele Day: Graziano Baritone

    This week commemorates the third anniversary of the formation of The Ukulele Cowboy Society. On December 5, 2009, We played our first gig at a party in a hair salon in Columbus, Ohio. Folks were actually sitting in the hair dryer seats listening to the set. It was a real trip.

    Couple hundred gigs later, we're still playing jazz and swing and having a fantastic time doing it. Our fan base has grown and we are looking at a bright and music-filled future. And on this auspicious occasion, we are proud to welcome Ella as the newest member to enter the hallowed halls of The Ukulele Cowboy Society.

    Ella is a hand-built Baritone Ukulele crafted by Santa Cruz luthier, Tony Graziano. The instrument is solid mahogany with a rosewood radiused fretboard and bridge. It is outfitted with a MiSi pickup.

    The nitro-cellulose sunburst finish was provided by Addam Stark, of Addam Stark Guitars.

    It is a flat-top F-hole instrument with a soundport in the upper bass bout.

    The influences for the design came from two sources (pictured below): The Alvarez Bluesman Flat-top F-hole guitar (overall design) and the Vega Arthur Godfrey Solo-Lute (fretboard design and body bindng.)

    Scale length is 20"
    Grover Open Backed Geared Tuners

    Southcoast Linears: GCEA tuning

    Soundfiles will follow after our gig next week.

    Thanks for looking!







    Mike Kaplan

    The Velvet Sirens
    Unique & Traditional Vocal Jazz and Swing
    http://www.thevelvetsirens.com


    "To this day, if I ever meet grownups who play ukulele, I love 'em." --Paul McCartney

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    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet...!!!

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    That's beautiful I look forward to hearing it
    Perry Bullinger
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    gorgeous, I have the same strings on my Gibson bari, works well on it. love the burst. well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukulelecowboy View Post
    This week commemorates the third anniversary of the formation of The Ukulele Cowboy Society. On December 5, 2009, We played our first gig at a party in a hair salon in Columbus, Ohio. Folks were actually sitting in the hair dryer seats listening to the set. It was a real trip.

    Couple hundred gigs later, we're still playing jazz and swing and having a fantastic time doing it. Our fan base has grown and we are looking at a bright and music-filled future. And on this auspicious occasion, we are proud to welcome Ella as the newest member to enter the hallowed halls of The Ukulele Cowboy Society.

    Ella is a hand-built Baritone Ukulele crafted by Santa Cruz luthier, Tony Graziano. The instrument is solid mahogany with a rosewood radiused fretboard and bridge. It is outfitted with a MiSi pickup.

    The nitro-cellulose sunburst finish was provided by Addam Stark, of Addam Stark Guitars.

    It is a flat-top F-hole instrument with a soundport in the upper bass bout.

    The influences for the design came from two sources (pictured below): The Alvarez Bluesman Flat-top F-hole guitar (overall design) and the Vega Arthur Godfrey Solo-Lute (fretboard design and body bindng.)

    Scale length is 20"
    Grover Open Backed Geared Tuners

    Southcoast Linears: GCEA tuning

    Soundfiles will follow after our gig next week.

    Thanks for looking!









    Very nice!

    i got a Tony Graziano Koa tenor about 6 months ago and love it more each time i play it..i got to spend an hour with Tony when my uke was ready..super nice and 30 plus years building ukes..you can see it in his work..and Addam Stark's finish very very nice..i think Addam did some of the Jake ukes for Kamaka

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    Ohhhh, you beauty! I think that is just incredible it's beautiful, and I adore baritones!

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    Congratulations on your new arrival!
    Kathryn

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    gee Mike, that's just beautiful mate. Congrats on the first 3 years of the Ukulele Cowboy Society and here's to many more, you guys are great! As for the uke, it's got a classy old-school look and will fit comfortably into your act. Looks like a million bucks and I bet it sounds like it too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eugene ukulele View Post
    gee Mike, that's just beautiful mate. Congrats on the first 3 years of the Ukulele Cowboy Society and here's to many more, you guys are great! As for the uke, it's got a classy old-school look and will fit comfortably into your act. Looks like a million bucks and I bet it sounds like it too...
    Thanks, Jon. Appreciate the kind words. Love the new site. Chock full of great content and spent a couple hours digging through it. Hated to see that White Collings go. Heck of a uke. And no better sounding than in your hands...

    Mike
    Mike Kaplan

    The Velvet Sirens
    Unique & Traditional Vocal Jazz and Swing
    http://www.thevelvetsirens.com


    "To this day, if I ever meet grownups who play ukulele, I love 'em." --Paul McCartney

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    Aloha Mike,
    Congrats to your new Mahogany baritone Keiki in your Ohana....I love the sweet mahogany tones best...with those f holes and side port it must breathe well and sound awesome..
    wow three years already in your Ukulele cowboy society...may you enjoy it many times over in the future....Happy Strummings...

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