Baritone Guitar Strings

Baritone guitar strings are available for both electric and acoustic baritone guitars.  Electric baritone guitar strings are wound with nickel plated steel and acoustic baritone guitar strings are wound with bronze.

A baritone guitar is typically tuned to B, E, A, D, F# & B, a fourth lower than regular guitar tuning (E, A, D, G, B & e).  Some longer scale baritones are tuned to A, D, G, C, E & A, while some shorter scale baritones are typically tuned to C, F, B♭, E♭, G & C.   The scale length of baritone guitars can vary from about 27 inches to 30.5 inches.

The long scale length of the baritone guitar is what allows it to be tuned so much lower than a standard guitar while still maintaining acceptably playable string tension.  Although it is possible to put baritone guitar strings on many regular scale length (24.75 � 25.5 inch) guitars, it is inadvisable because the strings will remain slack and not ever come up to their regular tension due to the much shorter scale length of a regular guitar when compared to that of a baritone.  Putting baritone guitar strings on a standard guitar and trying to tune them to standard pitch (E, A, D, G, B & E) is also not recommended because doing so can possibly irreparably damage a guitars neck.

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