Guitar for the grandson

Hi all. Looking for information on how to scale down fret spacing to make a small guitar for my young grandson. I have built many with 25.5” scale but want to make the neck smaller and maintain the right sound. Would a ukulele scale work or would it work to shrink the template on a scanner?

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    Another fret calculator that I use.  With this one you can print the pattern.  Set your printer to print actual size.

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  • Hi, or you could start your scale length at the 5th fret of your 25.5 scale. As if using a capo, and you have shorter neck. The 5th fret becomes the nut.

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