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The APC BC Baritone Classical ukulele is manufactured by APC, which took great care in choosing the materials and applied its decades of experience in the manufacture of acoustic instruments to make this instrument very special. It is equipped with a preamp, to allow you to amplify the sound.
The body is entirely made of solid koa wood. a kind of acacia native to Hawaii, which gives it identity and sound very close to the native instruments of the American island. The fingerboard is in black African wood, very robust material that provides a very pleasant contrast with the lighter shade of the body.
The finish is in open pore, leaving visible veins and the natural characteristics of the wood, while allowing it to expand and contract naturally, protecting it from variations in humidity and temperature as well as from intensive use.
The tuning machines are open, in a classic style with a golden finish. They are very stable and maintain the tuning of the strings in Nylgut, in the original string set of this model. This synthetic compound offers a more natural sound than traditional nylon strings.
The ukulele is a direct descendant of the Portuguese cavaquinho. Taken by Portuguese sailors to the American Pacific islands, it became a very popular instrument in the first decades of the 20th century, when Hawaiian-inspired music filled the early days of radio in the United States, and it accompanied American soldiers on the Second World War. Nowadays, it is a very popular instrument for being easy and fun to play, being present in several musical genres.
The APC BC Classic baritone ukulele is the model that is missing from any ukulele collection, and a perfect instrument for anyone who wants to transition from the guitar to this instrument.
- Model: APC BC Baritone Classic with preamp
- Back and sides: solid koa
- Fretboard: african blackwood
Traditional instruments made in Portugal can present differences
to the picture shown in the website due to it's artisanal manufacturing,
specially in it's decoration.