Reinhardt GmbH

Baton Rouge Baritone
BR Hotrod Concert
Hotrod Concert
BR Noir Wink Soprano
Noir "Wink" Soprano
Reinhardt GmbH was founded in 1992 by Gunther Reinhardt to import and distribute Guitars having previously been in partnership with a Spanish Guitar maker. It currently acts as a European distributor for a number of other peoples ranges but also imports and distributes its own brands, this includes La Mancha for Guitars only as well as Baton Rouge and Noir. It also uses the name Best Acoustics, (as there is a Reinhardt Steel company that is nothing to do with them).

Baton Rouge

This is the main brand for Ukuleles and is often seen with just a BR on the headstock. It has its own website and tries to come across as more hip than the parent company. The Ukuleles themselves come from China in Soprano, Concert, Tenor and Baritone scales. There there are some laser etched and CNC cut sound-hole variants they put in their Strange range, (still with BR on the headstock).

Noir by BR

This is a more budget range and they are all Sopranos, brightly painted with a number of designs but usually still "figure 8" and have Noir on the headstock.

Kia Ukulele

Though according to Reinhardt this is just a brand they distribute and is officially the Ukulele brand for Randon Guitars, a Chinese firm, (and probably one of Reinhardt's OEM makers?) I can see no information for them outside of the Best Acoustics website and very little information on Randon Guitars either, (there is a seperate Chinese website for them but there is no mention of Kia Ukuleles on there) so if its not a Reinhardt brand then it's very aligned to them. 

As to the Ukulele range there are the standard kind of colourful budget Sopranos, plus a number of laminate and solid wood Concerts and Tenors
This appears to be nothing to do with USM's Kia brand, different logos, different bridge designs and the like.

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