This baritone ukulele was a first for me and the buyer was very impressed with the way it looks and sounds! The customer who commissioned this instrument wanted a nice bass response and a sound that resembled a nice classical guitar, which was achieved with a robust design, traditional fan bracing, and a french polish finish. I made the back, sides and bindings using Hawaiian flamed koa. The koa really has some nice highlights! The sound board is western red cedar, a great choice both for looks and sound. The neck is maghogany. The bridge is made of Peruvian walnut with a flamed koa Insert In addition the binding is trimmed in abalone shell on the edges of the soundboard and the sound port to simulate a rosette. The buyer requested an electronic pickup to be installed and I also used some nice Rubner Ukulele Black Nickel/Ebony tuners to set off the Hawaiian koa headstock.