The Mid East Baritone Ukulele or "Baroq-ulele" is a hit on the renaissance fair circuit as an easy to play alternative for a travelling bard type character. With the signature hollow sound from the body and the ukulele fretting and strings, it is a great way to have the best of both worlds. A foot in the new and a foot in the old. Grab one today!"
Based on the round-back guitar found in Germany, the Baroq-uleles are one of the most option-rich lines of instruments we carry. This Baritone-sized instrument is based upon a 480mm (19 inches) scale. It features a European spruce soundboard with a four-point rosette design taken from a 17th century lute. The back is a round-back or bowl shape made of staves of sheesham rosewood (Dalbergia sissoo). The neck is solid sheesham rosewood and features a nut width of 36mm (1 7/16 inch) with a bone nut. This instrument is outfitted with standard friction ukulele tuners. The tension on each friction tuner can be adjusted by tightening or loosening the screw on the top of the tuner. The bridge, also made of sheesham rosewood, incorporates a genuine bone saddle. An end-pin strap button is standard. Overall size: 30 x 7.5 w x 4 inches.
The Baroq-uleles come in 4 sizes including Soprano, Concert, Tenor and Baritone. Each size is graced with its own unique rosette design, each of which is taken from museum examples from the 16th and 17th centuries. In addition to the four sizes, the Baroq-ulele is also available with 3 types of woods for the back: sheesham rosewood, lacewood (chenar) or variegated with alternating staves of rosewood and lacewood. Finally, ensuring that you will find an instrument that best fits your needs, these instruments are also available with two types of tuning keys: Baroque-style ebony tuning pegs or standard ukulele friction tuners. All models are sold separately.
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