#1
So I'm looking around for a new guitar. One of those that I am interested in is the PRS Mike Mushok which is a 27.7" baritone. I think it's one of the best looking PRS SE models. However, I don't tune very low. If I were to slap on a set of 10's and tune up to Drop D on a baritone guitar, what can I expect as far as the overall feel? Will the setup and intonation process be any more difficult or different than compared to standard scale length?
#3
If you'd be tuning up that high using that large of a scale I'd advise going with a very light gauge of string.. Like 9s or lower. Maybe even a custom set of 8s from like Naked strings or something.
#4
Why get a baritone I you're going to tune so high? I thought I was tuning high when I put my baritone in C# standard.
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#5
Dude, don't do it. If you're only going to drop D, a baritone is completely unnecessary. Plus, with .10s, the tension would be way too tight. Probably snap a few strings if they were too tight. Just buy a normal 25.5" scale guitar.
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#6
While it does seem a bit redundant buying a baritone for only drop D tuning, you can achieve a playable tension with a more regular set of string gauges, based on what tension you normally prefer.

You see people with baritone scaled 7 and 8 strings which do effectively still have the standard tuned guitar within it, the E standard "section" of my 28" 8 string feels fine with the 10-46 set on there. But just be warned that the timbre of the high strings in combination with the scale might not be desirable for what you want.
#7
Setup shouldn't be different than on a regular guitar. String tension might be similar to a set of 11s on a regular scale guitar so its not a huge difference. You will notice a difference in tone though.
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Last edited by Gargoyle2500 at Apr 7, 2011,