OK, am getting deeper into the online plans for the 2x4 lap steel, and reading closely, it's a 23" scale, but later down the page Shane starts talking about the nut at 26". I thought scale length is bridge to nut.

So what is it? 23" or 26"? I built mine to 23".

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Basically he used the 23” scale cuz it’s his signature thing & it’s less likely to bow, but it can be any scale length? I’ve had  plenty of old laps 24 5/8”- 25” & 25 1/2? My favorite is a Valco made MOTS lap tuned down to C# & has a 25” scale. Imagine Sabbath “Master of reality”  tone?  FYI- While learning to play , you will most likely pick up those kinds of techniques anyway?  just play, play, play & keep playing & more will be revealed, but don’t stop, cuz it gets easier. Can’t wait to see this beast :D

That's kind of what I was doing on my Ricky Bakelite 40 years ago, some things start to come together. One of the things I love about the digital age is video. For YEARS I have absolutely loved watching a guitar player's hands.

The other thing i'm planing on doing is making a proto. Wood work this precise is new to me, I'm a beat-to-fit carpenter, and nice looking firewood is not my goal. So the 2x6 Doug Fir will be a pattern/proto, might not even get hardware. 

BTW, another thing I want to try is distressing the wood (that will for sure be Doug fir), I'm pretty good at that. 

This is a fireplace mantle I made earlier this year...

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