Instrument Details

2014 Mountain Song Baritone, Padauk/Adirondack Spruce

Regular Price: $12,360

Special Price (Sale) $11,124

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Specs
Status
Pending Sale
Brand
Mountain Song Guitars
Product Year
2014
Model
Baritone
Serial #
17
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
4286
Condition
Some play marks on top, one back crack cleated and stabilized by our repair folks. Finish lift at tuner posts on headstock.
Body Type(s)
Large, Jumbo, Baritone
Back & Sides
Padauk
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
Asymmetrical
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Custom
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Custom
Frets to Body
15
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Gotoh 510 Delta Series
Tuner Finish
Bronze with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
James May Ultra Tonic
Body Length
20.5 in
Upper Bout
12.125 in
Lower Bout
16.125 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4.75 in
Scale Fan Treble
27.25
Scale Length
28.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
724 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
5 lb. 1 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Karura
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Description

Ken Jones of Mountain Song Guitars is an old friend, just like this Baritone. This beauty was originally commissioned in 2014 for our own Paul Heumiller with Ken, and those two embarked on a collaboration that’s kept Paul bari happy for a number of years. Padauk back and sides offer crisp, clear projection and pair with Adirondack Spruce on top for power, power, power. A multiscale setup from 28 1/2” to 27 1/4” adds extra definition and pop to the bass register, and keeps those trebles sugar sweet on the tongue. The neck is carved with an asymmetrical profile that better matches a player’s hand geometry, and the body is further outfitted with twin arm and rib bevels for creature comfort—a wonderful thing on a big boy like this powerhouse Baritone with over 16” across the lower bout. That said, it weighs in at a trim 5lbs, so won’t wear you out anytime soon. Paul later had a James May Ultra Tonic pickup system installed, which sounds, frankly, absurdly good.
Here’s a little more from Paul: “This guitar was a wonderful collaboration between Ken Jones and myself. I selected my favorite specs from the many baritones we've sold over the years and incorporated them all into this guitar. Ken really nailed it tonally, ergonomically, and aethestically. I played this guitar every day and it inspired so many songs. For me that's the sign of a great guitar: inspiration to play."


Click here to watch Paul play and discuss this beauty.


Here's an additiona demo with our own Al Pettewayhttps://youtu.be/8O6eTCCnsng.


We loved this one so much that we teamed up with Al Petteway and recorded it on our latest album: Dream Guitars Volume II Hand Picked. Track #6, “Saturday Night Strut.”


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I commissioned a multiscale Baritone from Ken Jones of Mountain Song Guitars, which would be able to growl in the low register but remain clear, articulate and easy to play. By choosing Padauk and Adirondack with multiscale frets and Ken's magical voicing abilities, we more than exceeded my hopes for this instrument.
 
One of the best Baritone guitars I've played at the shop. The tone is great and it plays like a dream.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 27.25 in - 28.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),
PADAUK

Ken Jones of Mountain Song Guitars is an old friend, just like this Baritone. This beauty was originally commissioned in 2014 for our own Paul Heumiller with Ken, and those two embarked on a collaboration that’s kept Paul bari happy for a number of years.
 

I commissioned a multiscale Baritone from Ken Jones of Mountain Song Guitars, which would be able to growl in the low register but remain clear, articulate and easy to play. By choosing Padauk and Adirondack with multiscale frets and Ken's magical voicing abilities, we more than exceeded my hopes for this instrument.
 
One of the best Baritone guitars I've played at the shop. The tone is great and it plays like a dream.
 
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