The Baroq-uleles (TM) by Roosebeck, are one of the most option-rich lines of instruments we carry. Their design is based on the round-back guitar found in Germany. This Concert-sized instrument is based upon a 375 mm (14.75 inches) scale. It features a European spruce soundboard with a four-point rosette design taken from a 17th century lute. The back is a round-back or bowl shape made of staves of sheesham (Dalbergia sissoo). The neck is solid sheesham and features a nut width of 36 mm (1 7/16 inch) with a cattle-bone nut. This instrument is outfitted with standard friction ukulele tuners. The tension on each friction tuner can be adjusted by tightening or loosening the screw on the top of the tuner. The bridge, also made of sheesham , incorporates a genuine cattle-bone saddle. An end-pin strap button is standard. Overall size: 23.25 x 7.5 w x 4 inches.
The Baroq-uleles come in 4 sizes including Soprano, Concert, Tenor and Baritone. Each size is graced with its own unique rosette design, each of which is taken from museum examples from the 16th and 17th centuries. In addition to the four sizes, the Baroq-ulele is also available with 3 types of woods for the back: sheesham , lacewood (chenar) or variegated with alternating staves of sheesham and lacewood. Finally, ensuring that you will find an instrument that best fits your needs, these instruments are also available with two types of tuning keys: Baroque-style ebony tuning pegs or standard ukulele friction tuners. All models are sold separately. Gig Bag included.
SPECIAL NOTE ON STRINGS:
There is no warranty on strings. Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.