Q: How hard is it to play one of these longer guitars?
A: They are most often tuned down a perfect 5th from a normal guitar to and A - A tuning but they can also be tuned to a B - B tuning. More on tuning and transposing here.
A: Let me know what you have and we'll see. If you see one like the one you want converted, then the answer is likely "yes".
Q: How much will you charge to convert my bass once it is decided that it can be converted?
A: I charge $260 to convert a bass and that includes all parts, labor, and return shipping to the lower 48. Parts include a bone nut, new strings, bridge pins, you get your choice of gold or chrome tuners and whether or not you want a sound port cut. If you pay me by personal check instead of PayPal, I will take $10 off of the price. If you live outside the lower 48 the price will be more due to increased shipping price.
Q: Your 30 inch guitars seem a little bit on the expensive side.
Q: I listened to your demonstration and thought it sounded good, but how is its projection unplugged? I don't expect a Taylor but I was wondering how loud it is acoustically.
A: I actually switch the bass pickup for one for a guitar unless the bass came with a braided pickup. The electronics package stays the same. From what I understand, the electronics packages from almost all acoustic electric basses are actually for regular guitars.
Q: Can I get one with a wider neck than 1 3/4 inches?
A: I base my prices entirely on how much I pay for the bass for conversion and the materials it takes to convert it. If I get a bass cheap, you pay less for the baritone. I pay myself a fixed rate per guitar regardless of how long it takes to do the conversion. So if you see some pricing that doesn't really make sense, I probably got a real good deal on a bass. On shipping - if it's larger, heavier, and sells for more, the shipping and insurance costs more. At the moment, I ship elusively with The United States Postal Service.
Q. Can you make me a little better deal?
A: If you see a guitar on eBay that you want I can cut $25 off of that price if I invoice you directly. If you order a guitar before I list it on eBay I can cut $30 - $50 off the price. I am willing to pass on the bulk of the savings in eBay fees to you.
Q: Can you make me a 27 inch scale baritone for under $500?
So far I have shipped to Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, South Korea, Spain, and the UK and will add other countries as I ship to them.