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Artist GM1BARI Baritone Electric Guitar with Bullbuckers

By popular demand, our Artist Grungemaster has undergone a transformation: introducing our Grungemaster Baritone! The Grungemaster is one of our most popular models, and due to fantastic customer feedback and a huge amount of interest, we are proud to introduce the slightly-altered Baritone version! 

With the same Poplar body, Canadian Maple Neck and Eco-Rosewood Fretboard, this model of course features a longer, 27" scale-length and new Dot inlays on the fretboard. We’ve chosen our very popular Bullbucker pickups for this guitar, and their broad, throaty response is perfect for the thicker baritone strings. We’ve also altered the controls and control plate, and we’ve equipped a black pickguard to match the darker aesthetic of this gorgeous new Baritone model. 

The GM1BARI features a Chrome Stop-Bar Tailpiece, and the Bullbuckers are chrome-covered with the vintage-style machine heads completing the look. The longer scale length and sturdy construction make these guitars perfect for lower tunings, and Baritones are very popular for heavier genres. Plug in your favourite chorus pedal for those classic Robert Smith tones or crank your amp to max if you’re more of a Petrucci fan, the GM1BARI covers a lot of ground! 

The GM1BARI comes strung with 10-46 gauge strings. If you’d like to use lower tunings or drop-tune we would suggest using a thicker string. The guitar features a dual-action truss rod and the adjustable bridge and saddles ensure this guitar can be easily set up for various low tunings. We also have resources on our site to help you with this, just reach out if you need any assistance!

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: GM1BARI

Neck: Canadian Maple

Scale Length: 27" / 685.8mm

Fretboard: Eco-Rosewood

Body: Poplar

Machine Heads: Die-cast Chrome

Bridge: Chrome-coloured tune-o-Matic style, with 'Stop-Bar' anchor.

Pickups: Artist Bullbuckers

Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone and a 3-way switch

Colour: Black


Reviews (5)

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Good and not so good, but issue dealt with immedia

By: on 12 April 2023
I bought this as a cheaper way to try a baritone guitar and for the price I can hardly think of buying another big name name guitar. The pickups are excellent and very powerful, and the neck is perfectly straight. Like another reviewer I found the supplied strings too loose. I changed to D'Addario EXL 157 68-14 and it transformed the sound and playability. One tip though, you will need to widen and deepen the lowest string position of the nut, otherwise it sits way too high. Artist do no supply a suitable nut and have advised changing it myself could void the warranty . I had an issue with some of the tuners when I changed the strings. The posts stopped rotating and eventually fell out of the housings and couldn't be fixed. Artist immediately supplied a complete set of new tuners, one of which was also faulty but I had enough good ones to complete the job. They also very generously gave some replacement strings for the ones lost in the process. I may buy better quality tuners if the current ones fail, as all-in-all this is a guitar I want to keep.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for leaving this feedback. This definitely helps us in improving our products and services.

baritone beast

By: on 17 March 2023
this guitar is so much value for the money though i purchased it on preorder the wait was well worth it.. it is an excellent instrument as a backup baritone to my $3k parts caster it stacks up pretty nicely .. I have molded it by putting hipshot locking tuners and seymour duncan NAZGUL and SENTIENT pups... it's freakin heavy.. an outstanding instrument out of the box and is a great platform for modding if that is your preference.. I'm Very Happy.. thanks ARTIST GUUTARS

Artist Guitars Response
We are so pleased to hear that you are happy with the guitar and it has made the wait for its arrival worth it. Thank you so much for your great review about the guitar.

Fantastic guitar at this price

By: on 8 March 2023
I have been wanting a baritone for ages, but have also been hesitant dropping a lot on a guitar that I may or may not play a lot. I was looking at Squier offerings, but that was a bit more than I was willing to sink in for a tuning that I have no experience with. I pre-ordered this bad boy. Out of the box, the set up wasn't great, and as another reviewer wrote, the string gauge was not at all appropriate, and the set up was all over the place. Tuning stability was non-existent with that factory gauge. Also, the fretboard was very dry, but I used a bit of lemon oil which sorted that quickly. I picked up a set of baritone strings (68-12) and set this up in B standard. It did require a set up to handle the strings. Truss, bridge, and nut. After all this, the guitar plays beautifully! The tuners are quality, and I am really happy with this guitar. The bullbuckers are good, but have never been my taste, so have put a set of humbucker-sized P90s I picked up cheap, and really loving this!! The out of box experience for me is the only reason this didn't get full marks. For me, it's fine, as I don't mind tinkering and bringing guitars to their best possible form, but a less experience person might not have felt the same.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for your feedback. This really helps us improve the quality of our products. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions, we are always happy to help.

Baritone beauty

By: on 7 March 2023
Loving everything about this guitar, the fit and finish is excellent and didn't require any setup out of the box, just a quick tuning and I was straight into the riffs.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Oh my lordy...

By: on 17 February 2023
I've been waiting months for this moment. The guitar came quick-smart once despatched. I eagerly opened the box, tuned it then plugged it in and... was underwhelmed! The build quality is great, unbelievable for the price in fact, but the string gauge choice was wrong. No doubt it was the heaviest gauge in the factory from the bulk packs of strings but this model needs some thick strings. The supplied set felt sloppy to play, and would go out of tune if strummed with the barest of heavy picking. Fast-foward 24 hours: I received a set of D'Addario 68-14s from Amazon and my baritone world has changed! Full-bodied low notes, clear highs. Ah, so good! Frets are dressed nicely. The fingerboard was a bit dry but coconut oil fixed that. Tuning pegs are firm but not hard. Intonation was great (but might need a tweak after the new gauge). Pick ups are great for the price. Bridge was easy to lower for the thicker gauge. Totally happy and very glad I invested all those months ago. Well done, Artist. You've made a killer baritone guitar :)

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!

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