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Scale Lengths, etc.

This group is designed as a resource for all things related to scale lengths, string gauges, etc.

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Fret template

Started by Randy Drysdale. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Jan 28, 2019. 6 Replies

I was reading where people on here would take the measurements off of stewmac and input them into their program and printout a template to tape or transfer their pattern to the fret board....anyway…Continue

String gauge for 20" - GDG

Started by jawbone. Last reply by Uncle Fred Sep 22, 2014. 7 Replies

Hey all!! Just found this area!!!I have built a 20" scale CBG for my grandson - I want to tune it GDG, that same as what I play. What gauge strings should I be using? I tried 36, 26 and 17 but it…Continue

Cura saz scale length

Started by Cin wel. Last reply by Cin wel May 25, 2013. 4 Replies

Im going to build a cura saz cbg and Im wondering if anyone has input? I'm thinking 18 in.scale length ,14 frets plus quarter tones..for fret spacing.. Any ideas?

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Comment by Rooster Reaves on January 12, 2013 at 7:36pm

Thanks guys, I hope my Hill Billy pea brain can figure it out!

Comment by Habanera Hal on January 12, 2013 at 6:15pm

Rooster -

Soprano - 13"

Concert - 15"

Grand Concert - 16" ( I have a Kamoa in this scale)

Tenor - 17"

Baritone -19"/20"

 

I guess you could build an 18" scale and call it a "Grand Tenor",  but most (real) ukulele builders seem to be pretty anal about what is "standard"  Glad us CBGer's are more open to "No Rules".

Comment by wormil on January 12, 2013 at 6:13pm

Rooster go here:

http://www.harpkit.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=...

Type in 17, click calculate

Go here to convert decimals to fractions

http://www.championscrew.com/fractions.htm

OR use fret2find and print it out, no thinking necessary

http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/fretfind2d/

Comment by Rooster Reaves on January 12, 2013 at 2:47pm

Dose any body got the scale length in english for a tenor uke.

I'm not the swiftest on numbers so if Y'all could read it off by a tape measure

that would be cool.

Comment by Mr.& Mrs. Mojoe on April 22, 2012 at 9:58am

response

Comment by Mr.& Mrs. Mojoe on April 22, 2012 at 9:58am

thank you for the repnose, Im gonna give it a try. Always sounds complicated at first

Comment by Wichita Sam on April 21, 2012 at 5:08pm

www.stewmac.com

 

go to Fret calculator  http://www.stewmac.com/FretCalculator

 

in "number for frets" box put in "24" (You won't need that many, but better too many.

 

In "Scale Length" box insert your desired scale length in milimeters

 

select "milimeters" from the radio buttons

 

select   "dulcimer" from instrument drop down menu

 

hit "calculate" button.

 

You will get a table with fret positions calculated in xx.xxx, one column from nut and one column from fret to fret.  Use the column "from nut" and mark your fretboard to nearest 1/2 mm.

 

Your on your way.  make sure to post pictures, progress and questions.

 

the best,

 

Wichita Sam

Comment by Bob Lumpkin on April 21, 2012 at 4:09pm

Stewart MacDonald (StuMac.com) has the easiest fret caculator I've ever used. I guess you all knew that, oh well. I found a 28" Dulicmer scale I couldn't find elsewhere. Good building.

Comment by Mr.& Mrs. Mojoe on April 21, 2012 at 6:16am

Hello All, I am trying to make a CBG that is on a Dulcimer scale.

I really have no idea what Im talking about. Any advice?

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on November 22, 2011 at 9:17am

Here`s one of the best tools to have in your shop. I`ve been using mine for the last 20 years and have turned on this to alot of builders. http://www.harpkit.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=...

 

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