Noah Baritone

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

£269.99

“The first thing that struck me when it arrived (apart from the classy sunburst finish) was how light and well-balanced it is. On larger ukes I really like a pin bridge, so it was great to be able to have one of those. The neck and fingerboard are really smooth and comfortable, and the perfectly dressed frets are nice and small with a low profile. The fingerboard being bound in matching wood, so you don’t see the binding, but you also don’t see (or feel) the fret ends is a nice touch, showing the thought that has gone into the build. Of course it sounds great, the low D has plenty of ‘oomph’ without being overpowering, the intonation is spot on all over the neck, and unlike some baritones I’ve played, it isn’t trying to be a guitar, happily retaining the ‘plunkiness’ you’d associate with more traditional vintage instruments”

Phil Doleman (Ukulele performer and teacher)

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Description

Baritones are the largest sized ukuleles and are renowned for having a warm, deep and mellow sound. The Noah baritone was added to the Noah range in 2016. Like all Noah Ukuleles, it is an all-solid instrument and benefits from a lovely spruce top which helps to give it that rich, warm and resonant sound that so typifies a baritone ukulele.

The Noah Baritone has been re-designed this year, with the specification for this coming from the latest Noah Ukuleles endorsee, Phil Doleman. It has Mahogany back and sides, with a Spruce top. The nut width is 39mm, giving plenty of space on the fingerboard, and it has a lovely understated sunburst finish. It also has a pin bridge.

It is supplied with Aquila strings, tuned to DGBE.

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Specification

Body: Solid Mahogany back and sides. Solid Spruce top
Neck: Solid Maple neck
Nut/Saddle: Bone
Tuners: Chrome Geared tuners
Strings: Set up with Aquila strings

Miscellaneous

Finish: Available in sunburst (satin) finish
Case: Supplied with a soft padded case

5 reviews for Noah Baritone

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My Baritone arrived today and it’s great! I already have a Kala Baritone and the Noah is quite different. For a start it’s a 19 inch scale instead of a 20 inch, it’s lighter and brighter sounding. The quality is outstanding and the Monkeypod wood is very pretty. The finish is lovely and smooth to the touch, the fingerboard edges are smooth and the frets seem to be embedded inside the edge finish which is very classy. The fitted strings were high D but a quick change to a Living Water low D seemed to match the Aquilas pretty well, giving a lovely light sparkling tone. Some folks might find it a little quiet but personally I like it, sound quality is more important than loudness for me.
    String spacing is wide, good for finger style but possibly not so good for heavy strummers. I love the feel of the neck but I might drop the action just a tad. The nut is set up beautifully which means the notes don’t go sharp on the first frets.

    Altogether, a fantastic Uke and even a super padded gig bag included in the package. What more could you want!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Update after playing every day for several weeks….. I changed the D and G strings to Daddario EJ88B but kept the original B&E strings. These light wirewound Daddarios add some extra sparkle, I found the Living Water D a little dead sounding after a while. This Uke is so nice to play, light and easy, and sounds so good, it even did well under loud pub strumming conditions. I can’t recommend it highly enough!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just received my baritone and it is fabulous! I changed the strings to Worth browns and it really sings.
    The workmanship is fantastic. The uke is light, it has a slightly smaller body than my Kala MB but has way more volume and sustain. The slightly wider nut, 40mm instead of the usual 38mm suits me fine. The set up is also spot on for me at 2mm at the 12th fret. All the kerfing is glue free and tidy.
    There is the odd blemish here and there but remember it is handmade. I cannot put it down it is such fun to play. Highly recommended and if you are not keen on the standard baritone DGBE, strings are available now for the other tunings as well.
    So if you have never played a baritone give this Noah a try. You will not be disappointed!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just an update on my Noah baritone. I have never been a fan of wound strings but as the Worth browns I fitted, on arrival of the uke from Matt, were getting a bit dull I bought, on impulse, a set of Kamana wound strings just to try. Initial thoughts are they are fantastic and the sound is wonderful.
    Remains to be seen how long they last being, being wound, but at the moment I am really chuffed with them.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hi Matt, firstly, many thanks for your excellent service over the holiday period to get my Baritone Uke to me. It’s a beautiful instrument, well made and great sound from it although I still need to experiment with my tuning options. I’ve been debating with myself for some time on whether to buy a Baritone to add to my Tenor and if so which one. Your offer was perfectly timed and I’m well pleased with my bargain buy.

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