I would like to buy a baritone guitar, but I can't figure out a way to choose the 'best' (with a 700e budget approx),also I am not sure if its a good idea to purchase one. If I could try such guitars it would be easier, but there are so few shops with baritone guitars here. Let me first explain you what I want to do, why I planned to buy a baritone and then I will mention a few models I found.
A baritone guitar for what ?
I would like to play stoner rock, generally rock with Fuzz, Disto . I like to play Metallica, Muse and songs in drop D or lower special tunings (For example : C F B♭ E♭ G C). I found that baritone guitars are very interesting for such a genre ,they also seem quite versatile. So my mindset is 'why not'. I'm sure I'll be able to benefit from the lower register but I don't want to be trapped inside a genre, if such a thing exists. So do you think a baritone guitar is a good idea ?
Any advice as to which guitar I should buy (if you think i should) ?
So is this question a no-brainer ? Is it all the same ? I identified a few models which might interest me, but I can't tell which is good or bad :
- A Danelectro with lipstick microphones
- A Gretsch with Humbucker like mics.
- A PRS SE 277 with Humbucker
Anything else ?
Maybe it's about the amp ? The effects ? The microphones ? Something I missed ? In fact I already have a very bad guitar (150€ Bullet squier strat). Otherwise I have a Boss Katana 50 amp with built-in effects, no so bad. No pedal effects. I think I am limited by my guitar, so first I think that getting a nice guitar is priority, but maybe not ? I'm okay with spending 600-700€ in a new guitar, as far as it implies a real positive change. But if with a lower budget there is a reasonable option let me know.