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Baritone 5-string sets
The baritone 5-string mandolin is increasing in popularity, thanks to players like Michael Kang. I'm happy to fill the small but growing need for baritone strings. These are suitable for GDAEB or FCGDA tuning on a scale length of approximately 19–20 inches. (If you want 5-string or 8-string standard mandolin sets, or a mandocello or octave mandolin sets, I sell those, too.) Here are the details:
PAYMENT: To buy 5-string sets using PayPal, simply make your selection below:

To pay the old-fashioned way, use the shipping rates at the left and send a check or money order payable to
8027 242nd St SW
Edmonds, WA 98026
G (5th)
Other available gauges: .046, .048
D (4th)
Other available gauges: .034, .032
A (3rd)
Other available gauges: .030, .022
E (2nd)
B (1st)
*The Light set contains the same gauges specified by Jonathan Mann, the leading active maker of 5-string baritones.
The B and E strings are plain steel; the G, D, and A strings are roundwound with nickel steel. Sets are available with either loop-end or ball-end strings. You will automatically get ball-end strings unless you specify loop-end. Also be sure to specify the gauge you want.
PRICE:: $5 a set, plus shipping.
Domestic shipping via U.S. mail
1–3 sets
4–6 sets
7–12 sets
13–15 sets
16+ sets
(if you want to order more, let me know)
If you want to calculate the string tension you'll get when you put these strings on your mandolin, use this handy calculation tool. Along with your payment, please include your name, address (P.O. boxes OK), and e-mail address, and specify loop-end or ball-end.