Sierra Hull
Rono 5-string baritone by Ron Oates. $1,500.
Here's a Rono electric 5-string baritone mandolin for GDAEB tuning by Ron Oates of Boulder, Colorado. Solid body made from a particularly resonant block of limba wood. Set maple neck, radiused rosewood fretboard with jumbo frets. MOP inlays and 19" scale, and a pair of "Mandobucker" pickups. Serial number 042418. Nickel hardware includes Gotoh tuners, tone and volume controls, pickup blender/selector with push/pull series/parallel switching, a pair of strap buttons, side jack and Tun-O-Matic bridge with individual saddles. Rosewood tailpiece. Sunburst lacquer finish. Brand new. Unfortunately, it has developed some finish checks in the lacquer: two long ones on the top, visible only at certain angles, and a short one on the back. I'm offering it for a reduced price of $1,500.
     Of late, three-time IBMA Mandolinist of the Year Sierra Hull has been playing her Rono baritone on the road and in the studio. Here's your chance to be like Sierra. There aren't many choices out there for players wanting to jump on the baritone bandwagon, but here's a rare opportunity to own one from the pioneer who popularized the concept in our times. Gig bag included.
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