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2006 Greenfield Baritone Maple/Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Greenfield
Product Year
2006
Model
Baritone
Serial #
96
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5183
Condition
Excellent. Light play wear on the top.
Body Type(s)
Large, Baritone
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
15
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Cutaway
None
Pickup
K&K Pure Western
Body Length
19.875 in
Upper Bout
12.125 in
Lower Bout
16.125 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4.75 in
Scale Length
28.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
723.9 mm
Nut Width
1.81 in
Nut Width (mm)
46 mm
String Spacing
2.31 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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We've been lucky enough to have a number of amazing Baritone guitars pass through our shop, each its own interpretation of this new and exciting form--but brother, does this Baritone from Michael Greenfield take the cake. After this Maple-and-Spruce wonder has been in your hands, all other guitars, Baritone or otherwise, will feel like toys by comparison. The sheer volume of sound that this Greenfield releases into the air makes the hair on your arms stand up, and the richness! We can't think of another Baritone guitar with the calibre of expression and projection that this Greenfield exudes, almost casually.

Maybe it's the Maple back and sides, or the small soundport on the upper bout, but the voice of this guitar is immensely dynamic, with bass strings that are proud and resounding (the opposite of muddiness) and the kind of balanced tone that shouldn't be possible on a guitar of this size. One peek through the soundport, and you'll see Greenfield's genius at work: radial braces on the back, and a bridge truss that links the bridge plate to the tailblock, in order to counteract the greater string pull from Baritone-gauge strings and the 28 1/2" scale length. You can see for yourself: the fit and finish is flawless, both inside and out. While you're there, you might notice that a K&K Pure Western pickup is installed--and this is one of the nicest features of this already well-outfitted instrument: played with a preamp and amplifier, the voice of this Greenfield becomes megalithic, monumental, almost primal. The bottom strings are given an extra slug of bassiness, and the trebles shine on like crazy diamonds! You can trust us when we tell you that the setup is glass-smooth, that the neck profile is sleek and low, and this Baritone can be played for hours on end without fatigue. Plus? It comes in a Calton hardshell case, so you know this big slice of Greenfield cake is perfectly safe when not in use (because eventually, you'll have to sleep).

Just when I thought I had a good idea of what Baritones could sound like, along came this one from Michael Greenfield. With a thumbpick, my nails, and the silky-smooth action across the neck, hours passed in what felt like minutes. Fingerstylists looking for their next big sound will love the heft in the lower end, and the easy playability all along the neck.
 
What a killer guitar. I've always liked maple guitars when they have been built by someone who knows what they are doing. This one is extremely fun to play and looks amazing.
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SCALE LENGTH 28.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.81 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
MAPLE

We've been lucky enough to have a number of amazing Baritone guitars pass through our shop, each its own interpretation of this new and exciting form--but brother, does this Baritone from Michael Greenfield take the cake. After this Maple-and-Spruce wonder has been in your hands, all other guitars, Baritone or otherwise, will feel like toys by comparison.
 

Just when I thought I had a good idea of what Baritones could sound like, along came this one from Michael Greenfield. With a thumbpick, my nails, and the silky-smooth action across the neck, hours passed in what felt like minutes.
 
What a killer guitar. I've always liked maple guitars when they have been built by someone who knows what they are doing.
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