This is a RARE Conrad Baritone Electric Guitar that was made in Japan. It has 3 hot Alnico Magnet Pickups. These were the guitars that made all the Spaghetti Westerns music sound so cool.
The baritone guitar is a variation on the standard guitar with a longer scale length that allows it to be tuned to a lower range. It first appeared in the classical music realm. The Danelectro Company was the first to introduce the electric baritone guitar in the late 1950s, and the instrument began to appear in surf music as well as background music for many movie soundtracks, especially spaghetti westerns. In more recent history, the baritone guitar has found use within styles like rock, metal and improvised music. Some Baritone guitars may also have the capacity to be used as a bass guitar if strung correctly. A standard guitar’s tuning (from lowest string to highest) is E A D G B E. Baritone guitars are usually tuned a perfect fifth lower (A D G C E A), a perfect fourth lower (B E A D F ♯ B), or a major third lower (C F B ♭ E ♭ G C). Gretsch, Fender, Gibson (EB-6), PRS Guitars, Music Man, Danelectro, Jerry Jones, Burns London and many other companies have produced baritone guitars since the 1960s, although always in small numbers due to low popularity. Baritone guitars have larger bodies than standard guitars, especially in the case of acoustic instruments, and have longer scale lengths which allow the strings to be tuned lower while remaining close to or at normal tension. The scale lengths of various baritone designs range from 27″ to 30.5″, and the string gauges range from the normal .012 – .054″ set to sets as thick as .017 – .095″. Shorter-scale baritone guitars are more like long-scale guitars, having more midrange volume, whereas the longer scale lengths and heavier string sets give more bass to the instrument’s timbre. Shorter scale baritones tend to be tuned C-C or B-B whereas longer ones are typically tuned A-A.”Tic-tac bass” is a method of playing, in which a muted baritone guitar doubles the part played by the bass guitar, or double bass. This method is commonly used in country music.This Conrad Baritone has a 27 inch scale neck…not too long but allows heavier strings to be tuned to a B instead of E. It is played like a regular guitar. . . all the chords, scales, and patterns are the same but when you play and E Chord it is a B Chord on a regular tuned guitar.
This guitar has the original neck and body, Conrad raised Logo, head Stock, tuners, tuner grommets, nut, original Alnico Pickups, adjustable bridge, tailpiece, knobs, Switches, and original pickguard. This guitar is naturally reliced with age and has minor dings on the edges and quite a lot of lacquer cracking, mainly on the back.