The Baroness has initially been designed for John Dyer Baizley, the lead guitar and front man of the sludge rock band : BARONESS (USA). As most of our designs, over the past few years we’ve produced the Baroness : solid body, carved top, flat top, bolt-on neck, neck through, set-in… Despite the different construction methods, different finishes, the Baroness has always kept the devilish double cutaway.
Proven on rock and blues stages around the globe, the Baroness is a prestigious guitar acclaimed by players for its versatility. Guitarists will be equally at ease whether they perform intense hardcore punk or traditional blues-rock songs.
The IronTop construction method is a variation of the traditional thinline construction where a steel plate is set on top of an half chambered body. The steel top brings round metallic sonorities to the instrument.
MADE IN WILD
Our guitars are 100% made in France. We believe in the true artisanal values and all our instruments are handcrafted the old fashion way in our workshop.
Our only goal is to deliver premium quality instruments and everything is designed, crafted, painted, wired, set, tuned in France.
TONE WOOD / BARONESS SB
GOOD WOOD = GOOD TONE
A lot of attention is paid to source premium quality wood for all our instruments.
The body is made in Khaya (Senegal/Mahogany). It is a fine grained wood with great musical properties. The tone is warm and full with good sustain. The Mahogany is associated with some of the most famous rock music of our time.
The neck is made in maple (Canada), a very hard, heavy and dense wood. The tone is very bright with long sustain and a lot of bite.
This construction method is a variation of the traditional thinline construction. A steel plate is set on top of an half chambered body. The steel top brings round metallic sonorities to the instrument.
The slower transference of acoustic energy from the non-glued neck yields a little more pop and attack from the string—in essence, it decouples the strings from the body and neck. The snap and pop of the bolt-on guitar neck emphasizes note definition. It adds a sharpness and firmness that contribute to a cutting tone, often called “twang”
NECK / IRONTOP
The Standard Thin is our most popular neck profile. Its medium “C” shape will feel comfortable to most players.
Fingerboard : Brazilian Pau Ferro (Rosewood substitute to respect the CITES agreement and the European Union wood species protection regulation 338/97)
Fret = medium jumbo / 18% nickel
N° of Frets = 22
Radius = 12″
Width at nut = 43mm
Truss rod = dual action
The Gibson 24-3/4″ scale is one of the most common guitar scale length. Being shorter than the Fender 25-1/2″ scale, the Gibson 24-3/4″ scale has a lower tension/easier to play feel, and a warmer tone.
24-3/4″ = 629mm
Hardware / IRONTOP
Our Iron Top series feature
Machine heads by Kluson
Tune-O-Matic tone pro bridge & tail piece
Dome knobs chrome
Standard strap pin
Nos instruments “IronTop” sont équipés d’un set WILDKAT (bobinés main) et sont câblés de manière traditionnelle avec des câbles vintage de qualité supérieure.
Mallory capacitors .022μF
Potentiomètres CTS 500ko
1 master vol
1 master tone
3 way switch