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BARITONE UKE IN HIGH GLOSS MAHOGANY WITH HARD FOAM FITTED CASE By Clearwater
Ideal for those who want to upgrade to something more than the standard mass produced coloured ukes. These are a really nice instrument at a budget price which perform well above our expectations with excellent playability and tone.
Mahogany laminate top, back and sides - Stunning high gloss laquer finish - Binding to top and back - Guitar type tuners
I've played guitars for years. Lately, my hands have developed arthritis. I struggle with steel 6-strings. I have a soprano ukulele but even that is difficult. Plus, the GCEA tuning does my head in - transposing from 6-string chord patterns to uke.
Anyway, I found this Clearwater Baritone which handles DGBA tuning. I love it. It's so tolerant and forgiving towards my old fingers. The tone is bright, clear and friendly. My wife loves to hear me playing it (that's something she never said about my guitar work!). I get a tone out of it that I never got out of a spanish-style classical guitar. Good sound quality and volume from 4 strings. I intend to tweak the action by lowering the bridge a tad, but that's the sort of personalisation you do with a guitar costing twice, three times the price.
It is very nicely finished for an instrument of this price.
If Martin made one (I think they do) it would be hundreds of pounds more. For around £90 quid including case, you can't go wrong. I have treated it to a set of black Aquilla Strings. It looks and sounds even better.
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