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The baritone electric guitar has made an appearance in everything from surf rock to metal to movie soundtracks for Westerns. And the baritone guitar makes appearances in all kinds of popular music more often than you might think: John Petrucci, Alex Turner, Dave Matthews, Glen Campbell, Claudio Sanchez, and more have been known to play baritone electric guitars.

What is a baritone electric guitar?

A baritone 6-string electric guitar is an electric guitar with a longer scale length and heavier strings—tuned like a standard guitar, but down. They’re known as an extended range instrument and are famous for creating a low, full sound.

What tuning is a baritone electric guitar in?

The most common baritone electric guitar tuning is down a perfect fourth: B-E-A-D-F#-B. Many baritone electric guitar strings are sold with that tuning in mind. However, baritone guitar can be tuned down however you want, including perfect fifths (A-D-G-C-E-A), major thirds (C-F-Bb-Eb-G-C) open A (A-E-A-E-A-C#), or even Half-Nashville tuning (B-E-A-D F#-B, where the A and D are an octave higher than standard baritone tuning).

Who plays baritone electric guitar?

A few famous baritone electric guitar players include Duane Eddy, Brian Wilson, Jimmie Rodgers, John Petrucci, Alex Turner, Dave Matthews, Glen Campbell, Claudio Sanchez, Emma Ruth Rundle, Ani DiFranco, and more.

What is the difference between baritone electric guitars and regular electric guitars?

When compared to standard six-string electric guitars, baritone electric guitars have a longer scale length and are tuned lower than a standard electric guitar. Other than that, they’re very similar instruments, and any guitarist could easily pick up a baritone electric guitar and feel comfortable playing it.

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