Grande Baritone Ukulele
(Photos are examples of past ukuleles built)
Kepasa Grande Baritone Ukulele - The Kepasa Grande is my newest ukulele model. I wasn't convinced that I would ever build a baritone, but when my great friend Bob asked me to do so, I gladly agreed and got right to work on the design and intention. When I say intention, that's regarding what I believed this instrument should be. Is a baritone a large ukulele or a small guitar? After much thought about the obvious and much more thought about the inobvious, I decided that the Kepasa Grande Baritone Ukulele was going to philosophically be a small guitar. I designed the bracing to be similar to one of the most popular classical guitar patterns. Includes a large choice of in-stock woods. Specific wood requests beyond what I have in stock may result in added cost.
Specifications of the Kepasa Grande Baritone Ukulele
Lower bout: 10"
Waist: 6 5/8"
Upper bout: 7 7/8"
Depth at tail: 3"
Depth at neck heel: 2 5/8"
Body length : 14"
Neck joins body at: 12th fret or 14th fret
Overall length (body join at 12th fret): 29 1/2"
Overall length (body join at 14th fret): 30 1/2"
Scale length: 20"
Number of frets: typically 17-19
Fretboard radius: 20", 16", 12" or flat
Nut width: 1 7/16" (1 1/2" by request)
String spacing at nut: 3/8"
String spacing at saddle: 45mm
Neck thickness from 1st fret - 7th fret: 5/8"
Nut and saddle material: Tusq, bone, ebony
Fingerboard and bridge material: ebony or rosewood
Fret wire: narrow vintage style, or medium fret wire
Tuners: Gotoh UPT, Waverly right-angle, or Pegheds
Finish: Oil finish or waterbased lacquer, flat or gloss
Slotted Headstock with Waverly or Rubner Tuners: $125.00
Wood binding - $50.00
Rope binding - $100.00
Fingerboard binding (celluloid or wood) - $35.00
Headstock binding (celluloid only) - $35.00
Gotoh UPT Geared Planetary Tuners - $80.00
Peghed Tuners - $80.00
Translucent or Solid Color - $200.00
LR Baggs Five-O Pickup Installed - $200.00
Mi-Si Acoustic Trio Pickup Installed - $175.00
K+K Aloha Twin Pickup Installed - $125.00