Baritone Ukulele     2021


I first met Peter at The Royal city ukulele festival in Guelph, Ontario. He came by my booth and was interested in buying one of my instruments. (I think I sold the one he was interested in)

A year or so later he contacted me about making one especially for him. He took a nice drive and came for a visit. I showed him the woods in my workshop and we talked and jammed for awhile. It was really nice connecting with Peter. Months later he came back to pick it up and he was delighted. We jammed some more and talked. Fran his partner who came along was also so nice to meet. I could tell she was so happy for Peter. 

Peter has kept in touch and it’s one more reason I love doing this.

ShellBack baritone Ukulele

Tuning DGBE

Worth Brown strings

Scale length 19"

Nut width 34 mm

Western red Cedar top

Walnut back

Roasted Maple neck.

Ebony fingerboard

Spalted Maple bridge and tailpiece.

Spalted maple, Wenge and roasted maple neck joint and side panel.

Spalted maple, Imbuya and roasted maple headstock.

Pine cone fret marker (3rd)

Crosscut branch inlay fret marker (7th, 12th)

Gold Evo frets

Graphite truss rod in neck

Strap buttons

Copper side fret position markers.

Gotoh 510 tuners with handcrafted knobs.

Mi-Si trio active pickup

handmade case

Buffalo bone nut and saddle.

Peter on his new ukulele.

"Hi Ray,

So it’s been a week and a half that I’ve had the ukulele home and I am loving it.

“I am constantly finding small areas of detail about the woodwork that make me smile. I really like the feel of the neck and how easy it is for me to play. That bit of extra width works great and I am finding the sounds that work for me. Thank you.

All the best,


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