Kamaka HF-48 Solid Hawaiian Koa 8 String Baritone Ukulele (DGBE) #192615

Kamaka HF-48 Solid Hawaiian Koa 8 String Baritone Ukulele (DGBE) #192615
SKU: 37011

Availability: Out of stock

Excl. VAT: £1,499.17 Incl. VAT: £1,799.00
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No need to explain the history and tradition of Kamaka instruments, other than to say that since 1916 they've been making seriously beautiful instruments. They're very, very good at it.

The baritone 8 string stands alone really. Not many manufacturers make them (certainly at the high end) but for the life of me and cannot see why! It makes a really deep, rich sound which you can easily imagine being usable in more scenarios than a tenor 8 string.

For accompanying vocals or strumming songs, its hard to imagine an easier instrument on the ears. More akin soundwise to a 12 string guitar than a tenor 8 string ukulele. The Kamaka baritone is a very flexible instrument with less jangle than a 12 string guitar, and more body than a standard baritone, so with a wide variety of potential uses.

The tuning is the same layout as an 8 string tenor. It has octave courses on the two lowest strings and unison courses on the top two, so you have dD-Gg-BB-EE.

And even though its a baritone ukulele, and an 8 string, the neck feels very comfy and playable in the hand. The nut width is only 38mm wide and the neck profile is very slender, so it's really easy on the fingers.

And should you ever get bored of the way it sounds or plays, just lose yourself in the depths of that beautiful koa.....

Specification:
Premium solid Hawaiian koa body
Rosewood fret board and bridge
Mahogany neck
19 frets, 14 to the body
Semi gloss finish
38mm nut width
dD-Gg-BB-EE tuning
Geared tuners
Bone nut and saddle
Kamaka strings
Kamaka hard case included

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