'Kulu' Baritone Archtop Ukulele, Details Sold 7/14/2018 Mahalo, Thereste
Visiting Zambia, Africa in the 1990's, I had the pleasure of working with Alik Banda, who had the nickname of Kulu (Grandfather), given to him at a young age for his thoughtfulness towards other young people. Tall, handsome, and engaging, he was an exceptional athlete, whitewater guide on the mighty Zambezi river, and family man that I shall never forget. I think of him often.
This ukulele is made of very hard Mahagany. That may be the reason that it is the loudest voice in the choir. It also features a Port Orford Cedar Top, Ebony fretboard, Ebony and Curly Teak (backside) veneers on the headstock, Curly Koa Tailpiece, and Fishman electronics mounted in the black Corian Carved Bridge ( they are called bridge 'feet', after all). Truss rod included. The Gotoh Tuners are 14:1 for very fine tuning. Baritone Tuning is the same as the four higher strings on a guitar, so many chord shapes are instantly familiar, like the D, F, A and G7.