Koloa High Gloss Mahogany Baritone Ukulele

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It has a set of Aquilla all nylon Jumbo Tenor strings and is tuned g~C~E~A not to the standard Baritone tuning


Koloa KU650

This is what Ukulele Underground calls "one of the most underrated Baritones" It is a very nice piece of Mahogany and it does come with a very nice High Gloss finish. A couple of notes of caution - It has a very wide fretboard, and the high gloss finish is possibly behind it's lack of acoustic volume (the amount of varnish does seem to do that). On the minus side, I am unsure about the quality of the build as mine had to go back for a warranty repair. The Bridge just came off in the middle of the night! There was a huge clongggg that woke me up! I thought one of the rails had fallen down, (and I have heard of this happening on other ones as well - the bridge coming off not the rail falling down!). The machine heads may look good too, but they don't have a very smooth action; they do keep it in tune though.

Partly because of the bridge coming off, and partly because I wanted to try it out on one of the Baritones I have replaced the strings it came with, with a set of Aquilla all nylon g~C~E~A Baritone/Jumbo Tenor strings, (I think the all nylon will put less strain on the bridge). It certainly sounds different and I quite like it, (still quite for its size though)