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How to Tune a Baritone Guitar

Taylor Baritone 8-String and 6-String guitars are tuned a perfect fourth lower than standard guitar tuning. To properly create the baritone’s lower, deeper range and still maintain normal string tension, the guitar requires a longer scale length (27 inches instead of 25 1/2) and strings with a heavier gauge. The intervals from string to string are the same as standard tuning, but on a baritone guitar, the 5th string is the same pitch as the low E would be in standard tuning. The Baritone 8-String and Baritone 6-String should never be tuned to any pitches higher than the chart shown. Doing so will increase the tension on the guitar, which could damage it. For replacement strings, visit taylorguitars.com/taylorware.

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