The B-1 and B-1E (Electric) are based on the Grand Auditorium body shape, have a 26 ¾” scale, a Sitka Spruce soundboard with Rosewood back and sides

Mt. Juliet, TN (January 3rd, 2012) – Walden guitars announced the release of the B-1 series of Baritone acoustic guitars for world-wide distribution. The B-1 series include features that seasoned guitarists will find favorable while keeping the price affordable enough for the aspiring guitarists as well. The B-1 and B-1E (Electric) are based on the Grand Auditorium body shape, have a 26 ¾” scale, a Sitka Spruce soundboard with Rosewood back and sides, a graphite-reinforced soft C profile neck with bone nut and saddle. A unique feature is an offset sound-hole with side port that allows the guitarist to experience the full range of the instrument while allowing space for our baritone specific bracing pattern. The B-1E will come with a Fishman Prefix Pro system with 3-band EQ, brilliance, notch and phase adjustments to customize the sound to accommodate a wide range of musical settings. Both the B-1 and B-1E will come standard with a Walden hardshell case.

“We wanted to give Guitarists a new voice, but in a familiar and comfortable form. The challenge was to ensure the instrument’s tone is balanced, full of low end, using a relatively small body shape,” says Jonathan Lee, chief designer at Walden Guitars.

B-1 Baritone MSRP: $1,099.00 with a street price of $799.99.
B-1E Baritone Electric MSRP: $1,429.00 with a street price of $999.99.
Both instruments will be available in January 2013.

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