'Oi 5 String Grand Baritone
The 24" scale Grand Baritone "Utar" blurs the distinction between the baritone ukulele and tenor guitar in a single aught Mango body with a very tight grain old growth Redwood top.
Strung as a 5 string with a Lo/Hi D combination at the 4th course results in a full octave with a very open sound. While fingerpicking, the low G is prevalent and when strumming the high G becomes more noticeable. Alternating between strumming and picking creates a very interesting dynamic sound. It is a magical instrument for slack key tuned D G B D taro patch. (New picture posted soon).
The UG5 has a 1 1/2" uke nut and with the sculpted body the upper registers of the guitar are easily reached. It is strung with a combination of D'Addario classical wound and Worth fluorocarbon strings.
At 13" wide and less than 4#, the 'Oi UG is easy to handle and offers the full sound of a monster baritone uke in a compact travel guitar size. The UG was developed with the same removable and adjustable neck as the ukuleles to be fully serviceable.
It can be easily fitted with an LRBaggs Lyric pressure zone mic for a sound unlike anything else.
Fully Curved Mango Body (shown here in Cherry)
Multi Port First Growth Redwood Soundboard
Mortise & Tenon Adjustable Neck in Quartersawn Fiddleback Maple (shown here in Cherry)
Double Action Truss Rod with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Bars
Compound Radius Fiddleback Maple Fretboard (shown here in Indian Rosewood)
Inlaid Edge Markers
D'Addario & Worth Fluorocarbon Strings E G B D (hi) D (lo)
Cosmo Black Gotoh Tuners
Black Bone Nuts and Bridges
Compensated and Intonated Saddle
Pinless Thru Bridge String Technology
Maintenance Service Port
Hi Quality Hardshell Case, Humidifier and Tuner