The baritone ukulele is the biggest of the ukuleles. The baritone ukulele is usually around 30 inches long, and has only 19-21 scale length depending on model. Baritone ukuleles are commonly tuned in standard D-G-B-E, tuned the same as the top four strings of the guitar, giving a deeper sound. While you can still strum it like any other ukulele, you’re going to really lose the bright, snappy tonal qualities that you do get from the soprano. Because it’s tuned a fourth down, the baritone is like a small guitar missing the two top strings. This makes it a popular conversion instrument for guitarists looking for some of the ukulele sound.
The baritone ukulele is the most expensive ukulele to buy, because of its larger body. Baritone ukuleles are great for blues players and fingerpickers, or those who prefer that deeper and fuller sound. They tend to suit male singers better than the others.
Most well-known Baritone Ukulele brands
- KALA Baritone Ukulele
- LANIKAI Baritone Ukulele
- OSCAR SCHMIDT Baritone Ukulele