Baritone Ukulele – the big Ukulele

This post is about the Baritone Ukulele, and everything you need to know about this amazing instrument! Additionally, this ukulele is unique in its own way.

The Baritone ukulele stands out from the standard ukulele because of its tuning and size.

This instrument is a great choice for anyone who wants to enjoy playing the ukulele. It is easy to hold, more like a guitar, and it has more space between the frets, which is ideal for people with big fingers. It is also a rare instrument, which makes it impressive.

Guitar players will have no trouble switching to this big ukulele, as it has the same D-G-B-E tuning as the guitar’s top 4 strings, from low to high. They will also appreciate the playability and the sound of this instrument.

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 10 reasons why guitarists must try this big ukulele:

This ukulele usually costs more than a Soprano ukulele/Standard Ukulele. You can expect to pay from just under $100 to $400 for one, and they are normally unpainted. Therefore, if you want a decorated one, you have to customize it yourself.

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By the way, you can maybe get them a bit cheaper from AliExpress.

Baritone Ukulele

You can find some recommendations for Baritone Ukuleles at this link.

Baritone Ukulele Brands

There are several reputable brands known for their quality baritone ukuleles. Here are a few:

Kala: Known for their wide variety of ukuleles, Kala offers models like the KA-B Satin Mahogany Baritone Ukulele and the Solid Spruce Top Striped Ebony.

Ohana: Ohana is a well-respected brand in the ukulele world. Their BK-70R Baritone Ukulele is known for its bright, sunny tone.

Kanile’a: This brand is known for its high-quality instruments, including the K-1 B Baritone Ukulele Pack Solid Koa.

Caramel: The Caramel CB103 Acoustic-Electric Baritone Ukulele uniquely combines vintage aesthetics with modern technology.

Remember, the best ukulele brand for you depends on your personal preferences, playing style, and budget.

The sound

The sound of the baritone is deeper than the soprano. This is also a reason to buy it for many Ukulele players. Here you can hear the sound:

“Here comes the sun” on a Baritone Ukulele:

Strings, tuning and how to play it

Information about the strings is in the article Ukulele string names.

For how to tune your instrument, read the articles How to tune a Ukulele and How to tune a Baritone. Read about alternative tuning at the last link.

If you are looking for easy songs to play, this site can be recommended: Doctor Uke. BAR is the place to go for Baritone arrangements for tuning DGBE.

DGBE is the standard tuning, but you can also tune it to GCEA with a low G. This might be easier for ukulele players who want to keep it simple, but some think this makes the sound too similar to the Tenor.

4 ways to string:

At Amazon you also can buy this book about chords:

Baritone Chord Bible

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