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Re: Baryton guitar strings/tuning?

Well, my bariton scale Telecaster is not "low" (currently) but maybe you could see it as "unique" to tune it as a regular guitar despite the longer scale. I never thought about that way, I just tried regular E A D G B E tuning out of curiosity and since I happened to have a spare set of regulars - and am surprised how great it sounds this way! It doen't sound any bariton at all, just like a super Telecaster but with better intonation, better balansing of both frequencies and notes in a chord and finally  much more prounounced fundamentals. So I'm wondering if anyone knows what mojo is at work here? My layman theory is that longer and thinner strings behave this way. Maybe it also has to do with the thin and high frets of this All-Parts neck? Both factors also applying to the Stick that executes these very same sonic characteristics. Just taking a guess here, I need to experiment more, also with normal bariton tuning (by thicker strings) and compare. 

On Saturday, June 2, 2012, chaz worm wrote:
Cool Per! I've always preferred unique things. That is why my first banjo that I inherited, a very cheap horrible banjo, one of the first things I did was rip out the frets and made it a nylon strings. I think usually banjos will often use classical guitar sets plus a 1 string for the high drone. 
In my little town the local guitarsmith only has ONE classical single but it was the B string or 2. I like low things. Instead of the standard 1,4,3,2,1. 
I had an epiphany. Why not 2,5,4,3,2?

It's now my favorite axe. My Baritone, fretless nylon string minstrel banjo. 
Fwiw, here's a recent clip of me not using it

Check out this video on YouTube:

Chaz Worm Medley (Plan B and Turn to Stone)

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On Jun 1, 2012, at 6:19 PM, Jim Goodin <jimgoodinmusic@gmail.com> wrote:

Per man you are getting all sorts of cool things these days, last week the Tim Donahue harp fretless, this week a tele baritone, what's next?

one standard thought is that yes it has longer scale of the neck so one suggested tuning is lo B E A D F# B which parallels std E A D G B E by 4th down.  On a 12 string of late I have been using C G D G B E though I jump around a fair amount in tunings. 

how are you tuning your fretless harp strings?


On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 5:41 PM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:

For some reason I'm suspecting there are many guitarists subscribed to
this list. So may I please ask you a question: What strings do you
prefer for baryton guitar?

I just achieved a bariton Telecaster, by replacing the neck with an
American All-Parts bariton neck, and at the moment I'm playing it with
.010 strings tuned as a normal guitar. This sounds so damn good I can
hardly imagine a guitar can sound better! But isn't baryton supposed
to be lower? Is the normal procedure to strap it with thicker strings
and tune them lower?

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

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Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen