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Any ideas on how to make an acoustic baritone? Or is it possible to use high tension nylon strings for low drop tunings? Answered

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rickharris
rickharris

Best Answer 9 years ago

I assume you mean a baritone guitar??

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N3M0H45
N3M0H45

Answer 9 years ago

Yeah,

There are plenty of articles on how to make guitars, I'm wondering if just maybe increasing the measurements would do it... ?

I've tuned my classical guitar down to drop A before with 'Folk Singer' strings (I'm assuming they're medium tension) but it isn't very loud, and the looseness of it makes it harder to play. I really like the sound of Folk Singer strings, but I'm wondering if the extra few $ would be worth it if high tension strings would allow me to play some good ol' hard rock.

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pie R []ed
pie R []ed

Answer 9 years ago

it is possible to get any tuning on almost any instrument with the right strings. if you know the general size of the strings you have try experimenting by getting a few sizes of single strings until you get a sound you like. one source for single strings is here: http://www.stringsandbeyond.com/singlestrings.html , but many music stores will have left over singles.

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N3M0H45
N3M0H45

Answer 9 years ago

Okay, thanks! Time to experiment, then...

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pie R []ed
pie R []ed

Answer 9 years ago

Post photos when your done! I'd love to see what you come up with!

Best,
Pie

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N3M0H45
N3M0H45

Answer 9 years ago

Okay, I will if I can, but it might be awhile :]