#1
I've heard a lot about baritone guitars, yet all i know about them is hat they have a longer scale length than usual guitars. And i have an idea that it may have somethign to do with drop tuning guitars.
can anyone explain them to me? thanks.
#2
The fact that they have a longer scale length means that they can withstand lower tunings without losing their string tension.

Edit: An example of a band who uses them is Chevelle. Their guitarist tunes his guitar down to drop-D 2 and a half steps down, or drop-A#.
Last edited by GITARdud391 at Apr 9, 2008,
#5
Yeah well typically they're tuned down a fourth from a regular guitar. If you get one don't ever tune it to a standard guitar tuning or you'll have some troubles with your bridge lifting and neck issues.
#6
The main point of baritones is to keep INTONATION in with far drop tunings such as drop A and the such. The string tension thing is also a plus to having the longer scale for tunings so fast playing doesn't get sloppy.