Tuned as a cello
The body resonance of our baritone is nearly three semitones lower than projected, and this departure probably accounts for the somewhat bass-like quality on the low C 65.4 string. Its strings are 0.75 in. (1.8 cm) longer than those of the average cello. One concert cellist said after playing it for half an hour, "You have solved all the problems of the cello at once. But I would like a conventional cello string length." Thus a redesign of this instrument is desirable by shortening the body length a little. This redesign would raise the frequency of the body resonance and at the same time make possible a shorter string.