I've had a lot of baritones pass through my hands [Martin, Gibson,Pono,Lanikai], but my favorite is my Favilla
. 19 inch scale, slightly deeper body, aged solid mahogany, light build. I have 3, my favorite is tuned GCEA with southcoast linear. big sound, super easy to play. they also sound great with regular bari tuning [one has the Martin 630 set]
I know it would sound "bigger", but don;t you already have a bunch of GCEA ukes, brother Simon?
So then what is the appeal? Deeper tone or louder than a Baritone?
Just curious as I would like a Baritone and saw this and wondered perhaps I am looking for a Pono TG.
Can't say the longer scale is trilling me, but I love the tone of the instrument. Most Baritones that I have played are a bit floppy on the Low-d. I have my old pono strung up high-d which taked care of that. To be honest, there are just too many great choices!
Yes, the Pono TG is WAY louder and deeper than a "regular" Baritone (NUD: HUGE Ukulele from Pono). I think of mine as a Guitar made for Ukulele Players: It can be played like an Ukulele, but features the sound of a fully grown Guitar. So to me, this isn't really a replacement for a Baritone, but rather an intriguing addition. I think that this kind of crossover instrument would appeal to both people who look for an easier access to the Guitar as well as Ukulele enthusiasts who like to try out different sizes and tones.
Yes ... makes sense ... a cross over instrument borrowing something from both instruments.
Recently I bought a Engelmann Spruce top Rosewood back Pono Tenor ... and LOVE THE TONE ... more than cedar ... so I am thinking a Baritone with the same configuration ... Possibly ... any other suggestions?