KA-SSEBY-B-CE Kala Baritone Ukulele Solid Spruce Top and Ebony back and sides with Fishman Pickup

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KA-SSEBY-B Kala Baritone Ukulele with Solid Spruce Top, Ebony back and sides and Fishman Pickup System.
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Solid Spruce Top Striped Ebony Series in Baritone size.
Spruce is known for its clarity, and dynamic range and response while ebony provides strong bass presence and responsive highs for a well-rounded sound profile.


Baritone Size and Tuned DGBE

Ukuleles come in many different shapes and sizes, this can sometimes be daunting for newcomers trying to pick out the right size for them.

The Baritone size is the largest  size of Ukulele, larger than a Tenor.   The next step up from the soprano in size. The Baritone scale is about a couple of inches longer, the neck is a bit wider, and overall it’s a little heavier than the Tenor.

 

Larger Hands and Fingers enjoy the extra room.

The extra length allows for more frets with wider spacing between them. The concert size is great for players of any skill or experience level, but may be more comfortable for those with a bit larger hands and fingers.

 

Fuller Tone and louder too.

Being a bit larger in size, the Baritone has a fuller sound and warmer tone with more bottom end than a Tenor. Tuned DGBE it is a "lower' tuned instrument than the Regular Tenor/Concert/Soprano tuned Ukuleles.  The DGBE are effectively the highest 4 strings from a guitar.

 

SOLID WOOD UKULELE: The Spruce and Ebony Combination

Solid wood is, in essence, one solid piece of wood that makes up the entire soundboard of the instrument. It is the most resonate and pure form of the tone-wood and requires much more finesse to install properly. However the wood is intended to sound with all its unique tones, it will be most apparent in a solid wood instrument. It is somewhat delicate in comparison to laminate wood but is highly sought after.

Spruce has been one of the most common tone-woods on acoustic guitars for decades and it’s no surprise it has found its way into the hearts of uke players as well. There are many variances in Spruce wood strains but it is usually favoured for its well-rounded properties that suit a wide range of playing styles. The wood is very stiff and relatively light which makes it great for full-on strumming and quite responsive to delicate finger picking. The sound is bright, full, and all-around probably familiar to most. It has a very recognisable look that can best be described as a light blonde colour that yellows with age.
Ebony coloration is dark brown to black, with brown streaks. Tonally, ebony is powerful, clear, and has a dark tonality adding power to bass response.  Clear, responsive highs and a slightly scooped midrange. A slightly longer period of playing time to open up as the wood dries and the tone really blossoms.  Strong and hard, ebony is a great choice for backs and sides.

 

SPECS
SIZE: Baritone
TOP: Solid Spruce
BACK & SIDES: Striped Ebony
BINDING: Mahogany
NECK: Mahogany
FINISH: Satin
FINGERBOARD: Striped Ebony
HEADSTOCK: Standard
STRINGS: Aquila Super Nylgut®
ELECTRONICS: Fishman Kula
NUT & SADDLE: Graph Tech NuBone®
MEASUREMENTS

Scale Length: 20.0625 inches, Overall Instrument Length: 30.25 inches, Body Length: 13.875 inches, Number of Frets: 18, Width at Upper Bout: 7.6875 inches, Width at Lower Bout: 10.1875 inches, Width at Waist: 6.5625 inches, Body Depth: 3.125 inches, Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1.5 inches, Fingerboard width at neck/body joint: 1.875 inches