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A group for the discussion of playing the baritone guitar in its various tunngs.

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Latest Activity: Jun 15

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baritone guitar for sale. 1 Reply

Started by Greg O'Haver. Last reply by Robert Williamson Apr 4.

Anyone else using Half-Nashville baritone tuning? 3 Replies

Started by Paul Walters. Last reply by Robert Williamson Mar 17.

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Comment by Robert Williamson on June 15, 2016 at 3:19pm

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Comment by Robert Williamson on May 18, 2016 at 7:46am

I've been using my Alvarez as a hand exercise tool,

mostly 5 fret stretch, from index on 3rd at 5th fret to pinkie on 1st at 7th fret.

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 1, 2016 at 5:40pm

So..E-standard guitar's double-dropped;D becomes Double-Dropped-A on a Baritone, right?

SO if baritone is tuned a step down, to A-standard, it will become double-dropped-G?

How low can we go :)

..and if we half-nashville it all?

Comment by Massimo on April 1, 2016 at 8:51am

Greetings all, 
I fell in love with the sound of the baritone guitar listening to Pat Metheny's One QUiet Night album and finally got my batirone. It was made by an italian luthier, Lukas Milani, here you can see the pictures I took Baritone by Lukas Milani luthier and here you can listen my version of Pat Metheny's "Last Train Home", hope you like it https://youtu.be/tnJ82gAqDCY

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 1, 2016 at 5:00am

Cases for the Alvarez ABT60 Baritone

Was disappointed your review dd not mention the problem of finding a case for the extra wide Alvarez. See above.

Comment by Matt on March 31, 2016 at 7:07pm

Greetings all! my name is Matt, I am a baritone enthusiast and I run baritoneguitar.org. I have played and reviewed the Alvarez, two Taylor baritones, and an Ovation extended-range acoustic.

The ABT60 is my favorite for total price/value.  However, I did run into some setup issues with the ABT60.  After some work, I have gotten those mostly resolved.  I think the ABT60 does feature a non standard bridge, as some of have commented, but I will go back and check.

Comment by Robert Williamson on March 7, 2016 at 7:14pm

ohhh double-dropped umm A, ..on the Baritone..luscious.

tried some of the tunes I composed years ago on my old D-standard S6 Cedar tonite. Wonderful.

I also tired capo at 2ed fret to get C-Standard tuning and try some vocals.

There a few tunes I arranged in particular chords shape families (eg:G) but the vocals end up too high for my voice. On standard guitar that means capoing at 9th Fret to sing :)

On the Baritone capo at 2ed is perfect.

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Comment by Robert Williamson on March 7, 2016 at 2:07pm

Dave, the guitar tech looked at the Baritone saddle again and shaved a smidggen to get it to sit correctly in the slot. Plays much better now so i plunked down my prepaid card and took it home.

We tried both Jumbo and Super-Jumbo Archtop cases. Both were TOO NARROW for the Baritone lower bout!

and we were worried they would be too short...

the Ibanez Artwood Parlour2 looks so cute beside the Alvarez ABT60

Comment by Robert Williamson on March 6, 2016 at 8:01am

Spent 30 mins with the Alvarez . Sorry boys and girls, no new guitar today.It was extremely disappointing, action was hard compared to the Ibanez, same gauge strings.

The 6th string was a mile from the fretboard at the 12fret.

The Alvarez bridge is a steep slope rising toward the 6th string side, seems they allowing for WAY too much vibration space for the wound strings.

Manager is going to have the tech look at it again next Monday. Is this how it's designed? is it a badly set bridge?

Can any ABT60 owners confirm the non-standard ramp bridge on the Alvarez?

I foolishly did not take picture of weird bridge and i cannot find any closeup of the ABT60 bridge online.

The Ibanez Baritone has a normal appearing curved and compensated bridge.

update: dealer agrees the bridge does not look right. 

Comment by Robert Williamson on January 14, 2016 at 3:02pm

ordered the Alvarez... :)

 

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