Rono semihollow baritone
Sierra Hull
Rono "Deluxe Workingman" baritone 5-string by Ron Oates. $3,150.
Here's a fantastic new Rono electric 5-string baritone mandolin by Ron Oates of Boulder, Colorado. With a scale length of 18.5 inches, it's designed for GDAEB tuning, like an octave mandolin with a high B string.
     It features an unusually figured maple top on a semi-hollow clear maple body, finished in a warm sunburst under hand-rubbed nitrocellulose lacquer. A pair of custom-built mini-humbuckers are voiced especially for baritone mandolin, and are controlled by chrome knobs and a 3-way switch. Five-piece maple neck with double-action truss rod. Rosewood tailpiece, headplate and fretboard. Gotoh tuners; Tune-o-Matic style adjustable bridge. Creme body binding. All metal parts are chrome plated. Remarkable tone and playability match its exquisite looks.
     Of late, three-time IBMA Mandolinist of the Year Sierra Hull has been playing her Rono baritone on the road and in the studio. It's featured on the single "Escape" from her 2020 album 25 Trips (see below). This is 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. Kindly for more information. Gig bag included. $3,150 plus shipping. 48-hour approval period.