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Baritone Ukulele Model

Serial UKB 1.6.52

  • Body: Cocobolo
  • Top: Spanish Cedar
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Fretboard and Bridge: Ebony
  • Nut and Saddle: Bone
  • Finish: Waterborne Urethane, Matte

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( 1 ) 18-Sept-2011

Here is Bonnie looking over the set of wood she has chosen for her baritone ukulele.

( 2 ) 18-Sept-2011

Wer are making this ukulele out of Cocobolo and Spanish Cedar.

( 3 ) 18-Sept-2011

We will use this set for the back. The dark wood is the heartwood and the light collered section are the sapwood.

( 4 ) 18-Sept-2011

A close up of a back piece.

( 5 ) 18-Sept-2011

This is a picture of the side pieces. These are called a bookmatched set because they are sequential pieces cut from a single log. When the pieces are opened up like the pages of a book they present a symetrical patern around the center line.

( 6 ) 18-Sept-2011

A closeup of the side set.

( 7 ) 18-Sept-2011

This is a picture of the Spanish Cedar set we are going to use for the top. The warm and rich red color of this set will compliment the Cocobolo nicely.