A Guide to the World of the Baritone Guitar

(Top photo: Danelectro Hodad Baritone)
Updated October, 2015
Interest in baritone guitars has grown during the last few years, but until we created this site, there have not been any web resources dedicated to the instrument. This site will be a place for players, retailers and guitar builders to share information, opinions and ideas on baritones guitars, especially electric baritones. Readers are encouraged to provide input via e-mail.

We apply the term "baritone guitar" only to guitars tuned to a pitch range in between the standard guitar and the bass guitar. Baritone guitars are usually tuned a fourth or fifth (A or B) below the standard guitar. This site will concentrate on the six-string baritone guitar, but I am sure that much of the information will also be relevant to players of seven-string guiars and Bass VI style six-string bass guitars.

At this time, this site is non-commercial. In the future I may sell banner ads or have sponsored links. Advertising and sponsored links will be labeled as such. There will be no commercial interference with the content of this site.

The information provided on this site is accurate to the best of my knowledge. If I knowingly quote questionable information, I will make a note of it. However, your mileage may vary, so please verify the information provided if your health or money is at risk. I can't take responsibility for your decisions.

In the future we will be covering the following topics: methods for amplifying baritone guitars, best effects for baritones,recordings with baritone guitar, plus reviews and much more.

So stay tuned!Your feedback and questions will guide the future of this site. -Mike 064 Freeman

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A history of the six string bass and the evolution of the baritone guitar

Should You Play a Baritone or a Seven String Guitar?

Available Electric Baritone Guitars (as of August 2012)

Available Acoustic Baritone Guitars (as of August 2012)

Who Plays the Baritone?

Info, inquiries and feedback from our readers

A list of baritones and Bass VI type instruments available since the 1950s

A Brief Survey of Six Baritone Guitars

Make Your Own Baritone

One Man's Baritones: Does British writer and guitarist Paul Day have the world's best baritone guitar collection?

Contact Info

Hear 064 on the baritone guitar with the Seething Brunswicks on the song "The Eighth Saga" (free streaming or downloadable song)

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