The “Ziggy” – Modified Baritone ukulele is the masterpiece in fit, finish, playability and tone of collaborative efforts between world renowned ukulele musician, Kimo Hussey, and the meticulous craftsmanship of master luthier Jay Lichty of Lichty Guitars and Ukuleles in Tryon, NC.
Gorgeous cocobolo wood back and sides with a master grade set of Bear Claw Sitka spruce soundboard. Macassar Ebony wood fingerboard and bridge with a slight radius on the fingerboard for added wrist-angle comfort in the higher positions. Honduran mahogany wood neck. Matching cocobolo wood bound fretboard, headstock, and top and back binding lending itself to a subtle but elegant aesthetic. Top, back, and side wood purfling lines with matching wood purfling lines on the fingerboard and headstock highlight the seductive counters of the instrument. Zero fret. Mother-of-pearl inlay in positions, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, and 15 with a 15 fret joint neck to the body for added reach in the higher positions. Rubner professional geared tuners for precise and smooth tuning.
Overall Length: 31 1/2
Lower Bout: 10 1/2
Upper Bout: 8 7/8
This beautifully handcrafted Lichty “Ziggy” modified baritone ukulele was designed with the intention to create an instrument with more overtones and increased sustain. By adjusting the porting from the traditional location to an upper bout porting system he was able to achieve just that.
Here below is legendary musician Kimo Hussey’s review of this wonderful and beautifully handcrafted Lichty modified baritone ukulele.
“The Ziggy hybrid is an INCREDIBLE instrument and is a real ukulele hot rod.