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Example of Beltane Baritone guitar
   Beltane Baritone Guitar
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I believe that a case could be made, for the baritone guitar to be the true guitar - and the “normal” six string guitar its little brother!  If you’ve ever played a baritone guitar, then you will already know what I mean.

To explain the depth of tone and timbre of these guitars on the printed page is pretty nigh impossible.  They give the guitar player the opportunity to completely rethink their playing styles and techniques, and offer up a new challenge to even the most seasoned of guitar players.  The Beltane can give you all of this and more, so if you're wanting a guitar to challenge your abilities, then look no further than The Beltane Baritone.

Beltane – A Celtic festival on May Day eve

Specification - Dimensions ( mm / ~inch )
  Phaedra Pegasus Phoenix Mercury Beltane  AB49  Rezolution BB Rezolution SB
Body length 500 500 495 506 506 / 19 29/32 500 500 500
Width 370 390 395 400 400 / 15 11/16 390 390 370
Depth 110 120 125 120 125 / 4 29/32 120 115 100
Scale length 630 630 650 650 736 / 29   860 647 647
Nut width 46.5 45.5 46 46 46.5 / 1 13/16 45.5 46-47 46-47

Specification - Standard Materials & Options
Top European Spruce  or  Sitka Spruce  or  Western Red Cedar
Back & Sides Mahogany  or  Indian Rosewood
Neck Quarter sawn Mahogany with twin Carbon fibre inserts and two way truss rod
Fingerboard Ebony bound with Ebony, so no fret ends showing !
Bridge, Bridge Pins,
   & head veneer
Ebony
Nut & Saddle  Bone 
Position/side Dots MOP  or  Abalone
Bindings Flamed Maple 
Bracing X braced - scalloped
Purflings bwbwb to front :  bwbw to back
Rosette Herringbone + bwb purfling surround
Bridge Pins Ebony
Finish Nitro Cellulose
Frets Dutch – Medium
Tuners Gotoh nickel or chrome, as available.
Case Hiscox Liteflite case inc in standard price
Pick ups (optional extra) Headway         (see Headway pickups on the Custom Guitar page )

Notes

  • Each guitar is individually handmade using the very highest quality materials and construction techniques.
  • In addition to the above, this guitar can be custom built to your specification - please see the Custom Guitars page.