Diamond Head Ukulele Review : Best Ukulele For Advanced Players
The Diamond Head DU-200B Deluxe Natural Mahogany Baritone Ukulele is one of the best ukulele in the market. It has a solid construction and produces an amazing sound that makes playing interesting.
We are going to find out some more features that make this ukulele one of the best for budding ukulele players and professionals.
Specification & Features of Diamond Head DU-200B Deluxe Natural Mahogany Baritone Ukulele
30" ( Baritone )
5, 7, 10, 12,15
Neck, sides and back
Crafted of mahogany for clear resonance and tone
Fret and bridge
The Size of Diamond Head Ukulele
Baritone ukuleles are the largest of the ukulele family, they offer greater bass range than other smaller sized ukuleles. The Diamond Head Baritone ukulele has longer scale length.
This also makes it an excellent crossover instrument for professional guitar players. Regardless of the size, this Baritone Diamond Head Uke is very easy to play.
It is simple for beginners, intermediate and advanced players and it's well shaped and lightweight. It has a scale length of 511mm and weighs 1.85 pounds.
Best Construction of Diamond Head Ukulele
A lot of people argue about the price of this Diamond Head ukulele because everything about it looks perfect. Though many people believe affordable ukuleles are known to possess such features, but the Diamond Head DU-200B Deluxe Natural Mahogany Baritone Ukulele is highly affordable.
It is constructed with the same attention to details used for expensive ukuleles and the quality is the same for other series of the Diamond Head ukulele such as the Diamond Head Concert Ukulele, Diamond Head Tenor Ukulele, and Diamond Head Soprano Ukulele.
The construction is clean, scale lengths are perfect and the body shapes are straight and smooth. The binding is also strong and it doesn’t look like it’s going to break even when held tight.
Wood & finish
The Diamond Head DU-200B Deluxe Natural Mahogany Baritone Ukulele features a mahogany body and neck. It is also finished with a warm brown mahogany hue that makes it look more expensive due to its appearance but it is actually not that expensive.
The DU-200B produces great sound and resonates well due to the quality mahogany material. The natural mahogany polyurethane finish also gives it a classic look and makes it more durable.
Fingerboard and fitting
This instrument is one of the best Diamond Head Ukulele in the market. In fact, everything about the product is perfect, including the fretting. The frets on the rosewood fingerboard are well polished and spaced.
The Diamond Head tuning of the DU-200B Deluxe is very easy to tune because of the tuning machine style. It is designed with special gold-plated geared tuners, which gives it the right intonation and maintains its tune longer.
Diamond Head Ukulele case
The DU-200B Deluxe comes with a special ukulele case, which helps to enhance the durability and appearance of the ukulele.
What we Like
- Bright sound
- Good material
- Stays tuned longer
- Solid construction
- Have well-polished frets
- Easy to tune and play
- Rosewood bridge and fingerboard
What We Don't Like
- Cheap gig bag
- Players with small hand size need to practice more
Frequently asked questions
1. I like the classic design of this ukulele, but I want to know if it’s durable
The ukulele is made of quality materials. The body and neck are made of mahogany, with quality satin finish. The finishing also makes the color brighter and protects the ukulele body. The construction and binding are solid and in terms of the price, I am convinced this is one of the best ukuleles you can get at this price range
2. I prefer the tiny sound of a soprano ukulele but I like the construction and color of this Diamond Head uke. Does this ukulele brand have a soprano version?
Yes, there is a soprano version of the Diamond Head ukulele. It has the same solid construction and quality of the Diamond Head DU-200B Deluxe Natural Mahogany Baritone Ukulele and it is also fun to play.
3. My other ukulele doesn’t have a gig bag, so I spent extra to get one. I am planning to get this Diamond Head ukulele but I want to know if it comes with a gig back for the price ?
Yes, it comes with a gig bag. Some people say it’s a cheap gig bag but for the price, I don’t think it is. Also, it does its job of protecting the ukulele very well, so it doesn’t appear cheap to me.
4. Does this ukulele sound well? I am afraid because I have a baritone ukulele of another brand that does not only sound horrible but gives a buzzing sound too.
Sorry for your sad experience with other ukulele brands but this Diamond Head Ukulele is absolutely different. The frets are well polished, installed and it gives a bright tone.
The Diamond Head DU-200B Deluxe Natural Mahogany Baritone Ukulele is not just a beauty to behold but fun to play. It produces a bright tone and resonates very well.
A lot of people believe the ukulele is expensive because of the design and material quality, but it is very affordable even though it has features of expensive ukuleles. It is also easy for beginners, intermediate and professionals to play.
I will recommend this ukulele to beginners planning to get their first ukulele. It also has a tenor, concert and soprano version that has the same quality as the one mentioned here.