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Baritone guitar

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by LeChuck3, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. LeChuck3

    LeChuck3

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    I don't know if I'm the only one, but as a bass player I never felt comfortable on a guitar neck. It's too short and the string spacing is too narrow. It feels like walking in a pair of tight shoes.

    I'm thinking about buying a baritone (tuned B to B, not a bass vi), maybe it would be more easy to play. The Telecaster and PRS Mushok models are very tempting.

    Did anyone try a baritone? How does the neck feel like compared to a standard guitar?
  2. Robdrone

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    The string spacing won't be much wider (if at all). Baritone guitars are basically just long scale guitars. In my experience they feel much more like a 6 string guitar than a bass.
  3. agreatheight

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    Had an Ibby Mushok for about year, liked it initially but flipped. Playing a Warmoth with a SuperWide neck now. Actually a little wide, lol, but I use it quite a bit.
  4. cfsporn

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    I have a baritone on order with Rondo. It should be here in September. I'll let you know then.

    I decided to get the baritone because after years of playing a 27" cello, moving to a 25.5" or smaller guitar made my fingers hurt. I'll probably end up tuning it like a standard guitar, but who knows.
  5. maevinj

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    I got a hagstrom viking baritone. I like it. It does feel more comfortable than a normal guitar. However it's definitely a different beast tone wise vs a normal guitar.
  6. northerngitbass

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    If you're mainly a bass player (like me) then I'd suggest considering a 30" scale baritone rather than the 27 - 28" variants. I've recently bought the OLP Music Man Bari and it's great. Mind you, as well as my long scale bass I also have a Shergold Marathon 6 bass which also has a 30" scale so for me it's a case of getting used to the slightly narrower neck as opposed to a narrower AND shorther neck that you might have to adjust to....
  7. 4Mal

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    I have the great grandaddy Dano Baritone in Limo Black. Has been strung up as a 6 string bass or more usually C to C which I find more sit in friendly than B to B. great sound with the lipsticks theough a Vox AC 15.

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