Let's talk baritone guitars

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  1. Alex_C

    Alex_C Strat-Talk Member

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    I'm going to slap my conversion neck on my Warmoth PRS style. It'll take less time than the full partscaster build I had planned.
     
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    OK, I slapped the WD neck on to the Warmoth PRS style body. I was surprised how well it plays and the intonation is really close. The neck is FAT, like a baseball bat. I'm waiting on string tree's and will be changing the pickups from humbuckers to single coils. I want a snappier & punchier sound. Here is a sloppy pic.

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    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    What we call a “Baritone Guitar” today was called a “6 string bass” before the 1980’s. The Danelectro and the Fender were both considered and called the “6 string bass”. In the 1980’s folks started building 34” scale basses with 5 and 6 strings and wide necks and then one day everyone just started calling the others “Baritone Guitars”.
     
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    WD also did make Deep 6 baritone conversion necks, both for Strat and for Tele heels, designed by Joe Veillette.

    They used to offer both maple and rosewood fretboard options for each version and last but not least, worth mention that unlike the above, the Deep 6 headstock is quite small so the guitar will keep fitting the same hard cases / gig bags as before... Clever!
     
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    Just ordered a chorus pedal from them. How's their shipping?

    My favorite living guitar player plays a baritone Les Paul. I've wanted one for quite a while. Those are full scale, yes? At 6'6" tall, baritone guitars look like standard sized guitars on Buckethead.

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    2 to 3 day shipping from Adorama, they ship out of NY/NJ

    But because they are deeply religious Jews, they observe obscure holidays and are closed for Shabbat on Fridays - that can add to shipping times