2000s Bushman BU7BM Baritone Ukulele

There was a time when Bushman ukes were all the rage in the ukulele scene in the mid-2000s. That was when this fella was made. The company ran into some trouble when it was sold to new owners and then the brand, as I recall, simply fell off the map when they could no longer continue supply of the product. Back then, Bushman was one of the first suppliers of practical, well-made, decent-value, import ukes and you could find them all over the place online. This was probably a $300 retail job back then.

Anyhow, this one arrived here in trade as the owner is more of a tenor/concert player. It's pretty dang clean, has had a fresh setup, and is ready to go. There are nice purfling details (shell-looking stuff) around the headstock and top edges and it has good-quality geared guitar-style tuners installed.

Repairs included: setup adjustments.

Weight: 1 lb 10 oz

Scale length: 19 5/8"

Nut width: 1 1/2"

Neck shape: slim D

Board radius: flat

Body width: 10 3/8"

Body depth: 3"

Top wood: ply mahogany

Back & sides wood: ply mahogany

Bracing type: fan

Bridge: rosewood

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: mahogany

Action height at 12th fret:
hair-over 1/16" overall (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 1x wound 3x plain nylon baritone set

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: small/medium height

Condition notes: it's used but only lightly-so and fairly clean. The fingerboard shows a little evidence of playwear but the frets themselves are in good order. There may be light scritchy-scratch on the body here and there but I can't find it on the satin finish!

It comes with: a nice gigbag.

Consignor tag: JW