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Beltona #1 Baritone Resonator Ukulele 2007
Type #1 Songster Baritone
Beltona Black Type#2 Concert Resonator Ukulele Corner
My Type #2 Concert
Beltona began as a partnership between Steve Evans and Bill Johnson, a luthier and engineer, in the UK in 1990. In 1998 Beltona moved from the UK to New Zealand and ran it from there. In 2013 Steve Evans moved back to the UK and brought Beltona with him so it is now UK based again

Beltona originally produced metal-bodied instruments before they started development of resin and carbon fibre models in the mid 1990s. These have proved so successful that metal instruments were discontinued in 2002.

The instruments are a mixture of modern technology and traditional wood lutherie The body is constructed from resin with glass fibre and carbon fibre with an aluminium resonator cone housed inside. Necks are hand carved from various woods in the traditional manner.

The Company produce Concert and Tenor, (with Baritone as a custom option) Ukuleles in two body styles plus Mandolins and Guitars

in 2012 They experimented with making some standard Ukuleles, still using the resin back and sides but fitting a tone wood soundboard and no resonator. These experiments have continued with Evans now working with Weissenborn guitar luthier Tony Francis to make some more concert scale models.

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