Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get Baton Rouge guitars and ukuleles?

Can I buy an instrument directly at Baton Rouge Guitars?

Baton Rouge Guitars are exclusively sold by our dealers & distributors.

Which dealers & distributors have Baton Rouge guitars and ukuleles in stock?

You can find our dealers & distributors under stores.

There is no distributor listed in my country?

Contact us. We are happy to help.

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. For more informations about the pickup systems click here.

What strings are Baton Rouge instruments equipped with?

  • 6-string acoustic guitars AR & X models: Elixir Nanoweb Light Phosphor Bronze, 012 - 016 - w024 - w032 - w042 - w053 
  • 6-string acoustic guitars Noir L models: D'Addario EXP 11, coated 80/20 bronze, 012 - 016 - w024 - w032 - w042 - w053
  • 12 & 8-string acoustic guitars: Elixir Nanoweb Light 12 String Phosphor Bronze, 010/010 - 014/014 - 008/w023 - 012/w030 - 018/w039 - w027/w047
  • Resonator guitars: Curt Mangan phosphor bronze resophonic 16 - 18 – 26w - 36 - 46 - 56
  • Nylon-string guitars: Savarez Cantiga Mixed Tension 510MRJ
  • Ukulele (BR): Aquila Corde Nylgut
  • Guitarlele: Savarez 500 AXS

What type of lacquer is used by Baton Rouge Guitars?

Only modern, high-quality polyurethane lacquer is used.

Perfect protection & care

Which cases & bags does Baton Rouge recommend?

- NOIR bags and softcases. Click here for more information.
- TONTRÄGER wooden cases and bags. Check our sister brand LaManchaGuitars. Click here for more information.

Provides an open-pore finish enough protection for a guitar?

In contrast to the high-gloss finish the pores of the wood are not filled during painting, so they only appear open. But the applied 3 coats of lacquer definitely offer adequate protection.

How do I maintain open pore / matt lacquered guitars / ukuleles?

You can clean the surface with a sightly moistened cloth and dry afterwards. Please never use commercially available cleaning agents or polishes, and avoid intense rubbing: matt varnish becomes unattractive shiny!

How do I care gloss lacquered guitars / ukuleles?

You can clean the surface with a microfiber cloth and commercially available, solvent-free cleaning agents.

How can I maintain the fingerboard my guitar / ukulele?

The fingerboard should be treated about once a year with an acid- and solvent-free fingerboard oil.