The Kamaka baritone ukulele is among the best choices for people who decide to switch from a guitar to the ukulele. The reason for this is that many people tune these instruments the same as they tune a guitar, D, G, B, E. The identical tuning means that guitarists can adapt to these instruments with minimal adjustment.
Their baritone ukuleles have a 19-fret neck and a larger scale than all other ukuleles, other features that also make them very easy to adapt to for people coming from guitars. As for people coming from another ukulele, these instruments are also quite often tuned as a standard ukulele and are entirely playable in that tuning. The only caveat is that standard ukulele tuning sometimes puts quite a bit of tension on the neck on these instruments.
They are very high-end instruments and are built in a traditional manner. Exotic woods are used, the lacquer is designed to bring out the beauty of the instrument and, in some cases, these ukuleles come in very clever designs.
Kamaka ukuleles are well known for their Pineapple Ukulele. This ukulele does have a very pineapple like shape, much more oval through the body and has been one of the company’s best-known products for over 100 years.
Koa wood is used in the construction of these ukuleles, which gives them their very fine and responsive sound. While they are manufactured in very traditional ways, these ukuleles are also very modern and have all the advantages of a modern instrument. There are models available with six- and eight-string options and the company also makes their instruments in quite a few innovative body shapes, offering something in the way of design.
The Kamaka baritone ukulele is a fine and worthy the instrument, but this company is also equally well known for its pineapple Ukulele. This ukulele has a small body, with a shape that is quite a bit like a pineapple cut in half. This makes it very easy to put on your lap and, particularly for people who have smaller hands, it might be quite comfortable.
The different shape does give this particular type of ukulele its own distinctive sound. Despite the fact that the body might look small, the sound is noticeably fuller than it is from a traditionally designed ukulele.
If you plan on picking up a Kamaka baritone ukulele or any of their other designs, expect to pay a bit more than you would for the typical entry-level ukulele. These are high quality instruments and they are made with professionals in mind. If you’ve been playing for a while and want to upgrade to a more serious instrument than you have right now, however, there are plenty of reasons to give this manufacturer some consideration. The baritone ukuleles are very good instruments, but the other instruments they have available are excellent, as well, and there is likely to be something within their line that will appeal to most anybody of any level.Return to Home Page
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