NUD: Beansprout Baritone - Redwood/Walnut

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This is my new Beansprout baritone. Friends, I'm not sure what I could possibly offer you that would really add anything to Aaron's perfect photos and video (here's the FB post). I guess I could talk about how it smells - and it smells like heaven. Or I could talk about how it feels - and it feels and plays so easy (like this Sunday morning). Maybe I could talk about how loud it can be if I reach for that but how it its nature seems to be confidently even and calm. Or you could just come over and play it. I will let you.

Aaron had posted about the walnut and I knew I had already wanted this particular combination. When I saw the figure on this set, it was clear I'd need it. I asked him to go for a very understated, straightforward aesthetic on this with minimal (actually, NO) bling and using as much homogenity as possible. Clearly he delivered with an ukulele that is all walnut save for the deep red, resonant soundboard and the Spanish cedar neck (with walnut stripe!). These Spanish cedar necks on the Beansprouts also smell so good. Kinda peppery and sweet.

Everything fits. The top and the neck pair beautifully and the rest is walnut, so...with the "flashy" Oregon walnut curls behind the front, it becomes all about the sublime sound of this thing.

I don't play amplified (yet) but opted for the pickup just in case that becomes a thing for me. TBH, I'm not really sure where I would start on that as I'm not hip to the young kids amplification lingo these days. Seems like all of that could be a hobby in itself.

The baritone is a whole new area of the ukulele for me personally and I am so enjoying it. It's almost a completely different instrument and this one is deep and brawny and really resonant. I can see where I may end up being late for some appointments for awhile. It is exceedingly difficult to put down. And I am really stoked that this thing lives at my house and not at your house.
 

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Congratulations! Based on your signature we can see you know your Beansprouts! :love: (y)
 
Considering all the other fine ukuleles you own your statement of " It's exceedingly difficult to put down" kinda says it all. Congratulations on a superb wood choice, I own a Kimo and a I'iwi in Redwood/Walnut so I am obviously a fan.
 
I almost did not read this post. I'm glad that I did! I want one!

It's an interesting combination of wood and It's too beautiful to be true. It must sound amazing. I have had a guitar and a banjo made out of walnut and they both sounded great. I'm not sure about the cedar top, but it probably similar to Spruce. Congratulations!!
 
I can't say enough great things about Aaron's instruments. Congratulations on your new addition to the stable. :love:
 
Considering all the other fine ukuleles you own your statement of " It's exceedingly difficult to put down" kinda says it all. Congratulations on a superb wood choice, I own a Kimo and a I'iwi in Redwood/Walnut so I am obviously a fan.
I recently joined the Kimo Redwood/Walnut club. Great pairing. Bit worried about its long-term durability but since I keep all of my instruments, not too much so.
 
I recently joined the Kimo Redwood/Walnut club. Great pairing. Bit worried about its long-term durability but since I keep all of my instruments, not too much so.
I feel that. Aaron asked if I wanted a pickguard but I passed. Not that I will ever be a pimple on Willie’s butt, but he plays with a gaping hole in his guitar. So I made peace with it and I don’t plan for this one to go anywhere. 🤙
 
Not that I will ever be a pimple on Willie’s butt

No need to be so self-deprecating, dude. You are TOTALLY a pimple on Willie's butt! 🤣

Kidding aside, I'm with you on this. If you're planning to play it, it's okay to look like it's been played!

And that walnut really does make for one of the most beautiful instruments I've ever seen! Enjoy!
 
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