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"Longer and tighter scale makes those harmonics jump off the strings for slide, finger tapping like EVH, using pinch/pull harmonics and BB King style Trills."
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"The different group names for the scale lengths are there to help identify what size guitar is being used."
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"Interesting...another aspect of long vs short scale lengths!"
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"Interesting info and opinions.  My 2 cents worth:  I definitely can do slide better on a longer scale.   Easier to get close to that spot on position.   I like to finger chord and pick on a shorter scale for better…"
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"Yes, when making ukes it dawned that although there are smaller three sizes (Soprano, Concert and Tenor) each with a different scale length they are all tuned at the same pitch (G,C,E,A)! The baritone however has a longer still scale-length but is…"
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KOOL DOG HOOCH commented on Bernie Edwards's blog post scale length vs personal physical characteristics??
"To expand on Poorness Studio's comment, although it's been said a million times. The fret calculators will give you fret positions for any scale you can come up with."
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Easy to make and provide lots of enjoyment personally. My friends and acquaintances also find them of great interest. I will make my next one with a shorter scale length than the 24.75 inches I have been using so far. I find this fret spacing/size a little difficult to master so I think I'll go for a 23.75 inch scale next time.
I have also made a few ukuleles, tenor and concert mainly.

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scale length vs personal physical characteristics??

Posted on November 2, 2019 at 6:00am 20 Comments

Because I found the scale length I used to make the guitars I have given up playing them as the neck and fret spacing was to long/wide for me.

Consequently I went for ukuleles which I find more playable and manageable. After trying the different sizes I like the tenor best, closely followed by the baritone.

I will do another guitar in the future possibly using the 23" scale length suggested to me...that makes it 4 inches longer than a baritone uke...so I am still not sure.…

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At 3:38pm on November 7, 2019, Rob Uker said…

I love your pictures.

Very nice work.

At 1:58pm on November 1, 2019, BrianQ. said…

You might want to contact the site administrator, scroll all the way down to the very bottom, they might be able to retrieve your forgotten password? Hope you get that figured out, cheers :)

At 11:26am on November 1, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome back  to the nation Bernie, you should try Shane’s favorite scale length- 23”, you can find a template over at Poormansguitar.com

 
 
 

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