I've taken the leap. My Alvarez 5072 (circa mid-90's) is being turned into a "poor man's" baritone by the good people at Trade Up Music. For now they're assembling a "custom" set of strings from…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Beth Hamon Oct 28, 2013.
The good news is that, thanks to an unplanned career change, I am now traveling with my guitar quite a lot more than I used, and more than I expected I ever would. The not-so-good news is that I…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by David Kellems Apr 14, 2013.
Now that I own three Alvarez jumbos (an embarrassment of riches!), I'm considering converting one -- a mid-90's Model 5072 -- into a baritone. I figure that by adjusting the neck, swapping in a nut to handle the slightly thicker baritone strings, and tuning accordingly (down a 3rd or 4th) it could work.
I love the idea of an acoustic baritone but money is very tight right now and this might be a good interim step. Thoughts?
Posted on October 3, 2013 at 10:42am