Yes, 5 stars!
This baritone is just perfect for me, being a bass player since 1974.
A standard scale guitar is way too cramped for my hands, but not this near 30" scale beauty.
Then there is the tone. I have played Gretsch guitars through the years and they always had that Beatles Revolver tone that I gravitate towards. I did not expect the same tone and jangle with the less expensive Electromatic, but it sounds very, very close to the legacy Gretsch guitars (that I could not afford!)
The beautiful, tone of these guitars is just amazing!
I sent a clip to a pro guitarist friend of mine and while my chops aren't anywhere near his, he commented "Love the tone of that bari!"
I have been experimenting with some melancholy prog chording and have had very good results.
I also have been playing the baritone through my Leslie Studio 12. WOW, just WOW!
I did not need to do anything except tune it when it arrived. Intonation was close enough to go ahead with break in without changing strings. adjusting the bridge or truss rod.
My sales guy Mike Harris, took care of me in his usual excellent and friendly manner.
Thank you Sweetwater for getting this guitar into my hands. Large hands, which makes this guitar a literal dream guitar for me!