This instrument sounds a perfect fifth lower than a standard classical guitar and there for called baritone or fifth-bass guitar. The scale length is 72 cm and also the body is much larger than usual. This guitar is perfect for duo’s, trio’s or other (guitar) ensembles as well as for performing Bach’s cello suites.
As a classical guitar usually is tuned E A d g b e’.
The tuning of this fifth-bass guitar is A D G c e a.
The fifth bass guitar is made with a top of European spruce and with back and sides made of Indian Rosewood.