Custom batons are fitted with tapered, fiberglass shafts or lightweight graphite shafts. These shafts are lightweight, durable and will not warp over time. Custom batons are available in lengths from 12" to 16" and can be ordered in 1/4" increments (overall length includes handle). Typically, a baton should compliment your body geometry. Generally speaking, a baton should be approximately the length from the inner base of your forearm to the middle joint of your middle finger. However, if you are directing a very large group, you might want a slightly longer baton. If you are conducting a choir or small ensemble where you are closer to the musicians, you might prefer a slightly shorter baton.