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11-20-2003, 05:51 PM
Ok, I finally got my Warmoth Baritone conversion neck (from Ebay a while back) mounted and strung up. Kinda Stratty Fatty, but liveable for now. Anyhoo, it converts a standard 22 fret Strat body to a 24 fret baritone (27") scale, and I wanted to know if the baritone scale had a "long" and "short" like 'regular' scale lengths do? Like 24 3/4" and 25 1/2"? Or is baritone scale only 27"?
Anybody know?


11-20-2003, 05:54 PM
I believe they make them in different lengths. I seem to recall seeing one not too long ago (maybe an ESP/LTD) that was like 26 1/4".

11-20-2003, 07:24 PM
I've seen baritone lengths anywhere from 26 1/4 (esp like toejam said) to 28 3/4 (I believe yamaha graemlins/scratchhead.gif )

I don't think there is a set rule in place there.

11-20-2003, 07:26 PM
Come to think of it, maybe the 28 3/4 was a figment of my imagination.....I've had this problem alot lately graemlins/laugh.gif

Now I'm gonna have to search around and try to back up my failing memory graemlins/laugh.gif graemlins/baby.gif

11-20-2003, 07:32 PM
graemlins/laugh.gif Actually, I think anything over 26" is considered baritone. I'm not sure how high it can go, though.

11-21-2003, 12:45 AM
I think short-scale basses start at 30" - I seem to recall seeing that somewhere (Gbase?), so 27" would logically be near the longest end of baritone.
Anyway, I just wondered.


Matt Crooks
11-21-2003, 06:54 AM
There are some baritones that are 28 and some fraction inches long. The Yamaha deep six is 26 1/4 but they bill that as a guitar that you can tune low, not a baritone.

[ November 21, 2003, 06:55 AM: Message edited by: Matt Crooks ]

11-21-2003, 10:30 AM
Hamer's also got a baritone, the Monaco SubTone, that's 26 1/2" scale.