#1
Im looking at buying my next guitar, and theres one I really like, although its a baritone.

I usually know a fair amount about guitar gear but this has always escaped me, anyone care to explain?


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#2
It has a longer scale and I believe they are tuned to B. So basically you will pretty much have a death metal guitar without all the downtuning.
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#3
Longer neck, tuned lower, thicker strings, heavier sound.
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#4
Ah what I thought really, It could work because i do often use drop b/c

Although I do like standard at times so it wouldnt really work?


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#5
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Ah what I thought really, It could work because i do often use drop b/c

Although I do like standard at times so it wouldnt really work?



Just use the Baritone for your lower tunings and use the guitar you have now for standard.
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#6
Or you could just put a capo on the baritone if you really needed it.
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#7
Yeah that also crossed my mind haha. It would be nice, although the only reason I like the baritone more is because of the matte black finish over the clear one of the standard version.

Heres the two im talking about, its the top two
http://www.espguitars.com/guitars_mhnt.html


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#8
They are both badass I think. I always wanted a baritone guitar.
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#9
this question is a bit random, but do you have to buy specially made baritone strings because of extended neck length?
#10
Looks like it..



And those are "lights" ahah. 13-62? Jesus, I tried 60's once on my guitar and it was just brutal playing with those. On another good note it made my fingers alot stronger.
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#11
I own a Baritone, and I love have loved every minute of it.


A Baritone is tuned to B Standard (perfert 4th down) B/E/A/D/F#/B is the tuning.


Mine has a scale length of 26.5", so not TOO much longer of a neck than a regular guitar, allthough, a longer neck means larger frets, so a Baritone is not a soloing guitar really, but rather a very good rhythm guitar. I have a custom set of GHS Super Steel strings on my Baritone: 13, 18, 24w, 38, 48, 63 (the 5th and 6th strings are both bass strings, they are more robust have provide a thicker sound).

I play in everything from Drop Bb to Standard, so I knew this was the guitar for my needs, and I wasn't wrong. To acheive standard, all you have to do is to drop the low B to an A (giving you Drop A tuning) and then capo at 5, or, if youre like me and dont want to be 5 frets up, I tune to D Standard (whole step down from Standard) and capo at 2, the inlays become the same and I use the inlays to help guide me when playing fast, so I like capoeing at 2 on my Baritone.
Got a question about Baritone guitars? Feel free to PM me.

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