Worth knowing about Baton Rouge Guitars

Where are Baton Rouge Guitars and ukuleles made?

Baton Rouge Guitars & Ukuleles are according to the specifications of Baton Rouge Guitars Germany in due consideration of fixed European manufacturing and social standards manufactured in China. All instruments undergo a strict quality control before shipment.

How originates the model name?

The first letters stand for the series, such as "AR" for Acoustic-Rouge series or "X" for Acoustic Strange series. The following first number indicates the material for back and sides, for example, is the 1 for mahogany (laminated). The next letter names the top wood, such as "C" for solid cedar or "S" for solid spruce. After the "slash" follows the body shape, such as "D" for Dreadnought, "A" for Auditorium etc. Subsequently comes some additional information such as "CE" for Cutaway Electronics or "12" for 12-string, "L" for Left Hand etc. Finally there’s a name added for the models of the Strange series that refers to the design, for example sun, blue moon, etc.

What pickup systems are used by Baton Rouge Guitars?

We currently use in acoustic guitars primarily Shadow Performer Pro Tuner systems, on all models 8 to 10 and 81 to 101 a MiSi Acoustic Trio VT is used. With Ukulele, it is currently the Shadow JW-1, only the model V10 CCE comes with MiSi Acoustic Trio / UKE. For more informations about the pickup systems click here.

What strings are Baton Rouge instruments equipped with?

  • 6-string acoustic guitars: D'Addario EXP16, coated phosphor bronze, 012 - 016 - w024 - w032 - w042 - w053 
  • 12 & 8-string acoustic guitars: D'Addario EJ38, phosphor bronze, 010/010 - 014/014 - 008/w023 - 012/w030 - 018/w039 - w027/w047
  • Baritone Guitars: D'Addario EXP23, coated phosphor bronze, 016 - 022 – 029 - 048 – 060 - 070
  • Resonator guitars: Curt Mangan phosphor bronze resophonic 16 - 18 – 26w - 36 - 46 - 56
  • Nylon-string guitars: Savarez Corum New Cristal trebles & Basses
  • Ukulele / Guitarlele (BR): Aquila Corde Nylgut.

What type of lacquer is used by Baton Rouge Guitars?

Only modern, high-quality polyurethane lacquer is used.