• "The Canadian" Baritone Resonator Ukulele

    This Resonator Uke was built for Ukulele Bluesman, Manitoba Hal.

    Another project off the bench and out into the real world.This build was first conceived approximately 16 months ago. It's so nice to finally have it out there being enjoyed by Hal and his friends on Facebook.

    I was inspired to build this uke for Manitoba Hal because he takes himself, his music and a little piece of Canada with him as he travels the world. From Australia to Europe and the United Kingdom, he has traveled Canada from coast to coast, performing aboard the Via Rail, Toronto - Vancouver (the "Canadian") train, offering concerts and workshops along the way. The blue head stock veneer represents the oceans that surround Canada on three sides as well as the"Blues" that Hal has become so famous for. The Maple Leaf sound hole, body etching and head stock pin are all a symbol of Canada that we all look for as we travel the world and meet fellow Canadians.

    The primary feature of this Baritone Resonator is a 6" aluminum spun cone and steel strings, which generates its bluesy raspy voice that we all love from this style of instrument. The finish is a distressed milk paint, worn in all the right places to give it the feel of an early 20th Century traveling instrument.


    • All Cherry Body, Neck and Headstock
    • Ebony Fingerboard
    • Blue Headstock Veneer with yellow accent and Maple Leaf Medallion
    • Maple Leaf sound hole and etched/burned maple leaf details with accent colours.
    • Distressed milk paint finish with gun-stock oil top coat.
    • 6" Aluminum spun Biscuit Style Cone with chrome cover plate
    • Black ABS binding
    • Bone Nut
    • Sealed gear tuners
    • Baritone 20" scale with string spacing (D - E) 1-1/4" at the nut and 1-3/4" at the saddle.
    • K & K Hot Spot Internal Pickup

    Here's Manitoba Hal test-driving his new baritone resonator ukulele "The Canadian".

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