View Full Version : 6 or 8 string - tenor or baritone?

10-06-2012, 11:48 PM
Just getting interested in the subject of 6 or 8 stringed instruments. Browsing the threads and shops the vast majority of them are tenor scale with a couple of baritone exceptions including a beautiful Kamaka I have drooled over.

Is this because of "tradition", far fewer people play baritone in the first place, or some other reason such as it being more difficult to fret 8 strings on a baritone due to neck width? (Though people obviously manage with a 12 string guitar).



Rubio MHS
10-07-2012, 12:43 AM
I think it's just that the baritone is less popular, so you're going to see fewer 6- and 8-string baritones than tenors.