I just finished a build, but have a problem. I tried a 24" scale instead of my usual 25.5. No matter what I do, I cannot get the guitar to sound right. Strings to tight, to loose, different guage ???? Never gets right. Intonation is perfect on all frets, a bit less than 2mm at the 14 fret. no buzzing anywhere. If I tune it up to an open A or C, it's much better. But it's for my daughter to learn on and everyone on you tube is in GDG. Can anyone help ??  I'm new to CBN and don't really know where to ask a question.

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What do you mean "not sounding right... strings too tight or too loose"? What strings did you use? If the intonation is perfect, then I am not sure how it doesn't sound right.

The strings sound "loose" like there not tight enough. You can't strum hard, they don't buzz, they rattle.  lol I used A,D,G from a set of medium. Jerry Jordan suggested I use E,A,D strings instead. 

I’m new too  (caveat)

i like the acoustic, wound strings for an acoustic or piezo driven amplification.   I believe Mr. Speal and CB Gity recommend this, I have found this true for me.

is there anything about the construction that is different than the 25.5 builds?  

I have a few things to try. It's just everyone on youtube teaches in gdg, This has to be tuned up to open A, to sound right. Hard to explain. I've played guitar for over 50 years, so I understand a bit about them. The first three CBG's I built are all better than good with the 25.5 scale. Perhaps if I hit it with a hammer, it will straighten up and play right..lol   Thanks

I would love to hear what works for you.  It’s intriguing and I’m sure frustrating.   Wish you well

Hello, try the 6th,5th,4th strings from a set instead of the 5th,4th,3rd.,.,.I build 24" scale all the time, and sometimes the string gauges favor G sharp or A more than GDg.,..,

I will try the other strings, I have a hundred old guitar strings will try first. If I go to open A, it's just about perfect. Even open C is great. Thanks, I'll give it a try. I started playing guitar in the late 50s, so I do know a bit about them.  Or I'll just build my daughter another one with a 25.5 scale. (My daughter is 53 years old, I'll get her to build her own) So I wont have a problem with GDG she needs to learn with on YouTube. Thanks, Pat


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