Chiluba is an unusual name most any where, but I knew her back in 1990 in Livingston Zambia. She was the wife of my good friend 'Kulu' Alik Banda. My last African Mahogany Baritone Uke was named Kulu, so we kept it in the family. They were of the finest people I have ever had the honor to know.
CHILUBA is a Baritone Archtop Ukulele. Bear Claw Sitka Spruce soundboard , African Mahogany sides, back, and neck, (and also tailpiece and bridge... ) Keawe fretboard, 20 frets, slotted headstock, Rubner Tuners, Radiused fretboard, Fishman Passive Pickup, D'Addario strings. It all adds up to a warm, mellow tone that packs a little punch when you want it. A lot of folks are warming up to Baritone, and for good reason. The size is perfect, the tones are rich and warm, the fingering fairly easy, and it's not so big that it still fits nicely on your lap.
I found it difficult to photograph this instrument for best effect. It really pops in the sunshine, and gives you those amazing contrasting grains when you get it right. Taxes, Insurance, Freight to your door... Nice Fiberglass Kala Case, extra strings- $2,800 For a Short Video and Sound Bites