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Fret board Length

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 19. 19 Replies

I am getting ready for my second build and have a question.  I have the fret board templates from CBGitty and used the 25-1/2" for my first build.  What does changing the length do if I was to try a…Continue

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Tim Castagnola replied to Michael shrader's discussion Bonehead rookie mistake in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I did the same thing on Sunday.  Everything still fits they are just crowding the center,  I am hoping a few well placed screws will send the strings in the right direction."
Mar 20
Paul Craig replied to Tim Castagnola's discussion Fret board Length
"Coming from the electric 6 string guitar world, I was used to the Fender 25.5" scale and the Gibson 24.5" to 24.75" scale. The 25.5" scale tends to have better harmonics while the Gibson scales were better with string bends and…"
Jan 19
Daniel Walter replied to Tim Castagnola's discussion Fret board Length
"Thank you. Slippery slope if you want it right."
Jan 16
Taffy Evans replied to Tim Castagnola's discussion Fret board Length
"Hi, I was going through my photo library and came across a series of photos on the intonation subject. In the photo you can see that I have not glued down the bridge at this stage. I string up the guitar, in this case just the two 'E's I…"
Jan 16
Tim Castagnola replied to Tim Castagnola's discussion Fret board Length
"I want to thank everyone for their input and advise.  This is a wonderful community.  My schedule is tough for the next couple of weeks but I will post pictures when the build is done."
Jan 16
Korrigan replied to Tim Castagnola's discussion Fret board Length
"Awesome looking bass, nice work Daniel!I was able to fix my mistake without moving the bridge but it required cutting one of the springs in half and leaving one off altogether."
Jan 15
Daniel Walter replied to Tim Castagnola's discussion Fret board Length
"Korrigan, I took my first "Real" 34'' scale bass to a guitar tech for final setup. (photo). (I was also taking repair lessons from him). He asked me to move the bridge forward 1/4''. Took me 4 hours. Went to pick it up,…"
Jan 15
Daniel Walter replied to Tim Castagnola's discussion Fret board Length
"Thank you. Exactly what I've experienced and what I was asking. Makes Sense."
Jan 15
Korrigan replied to Tim Castagnola's discussion Fret board Length
"If you're talking about a hardtail bridge that allows you to move the saddles to make the vibrating length of the string longer or shorter... After my first failed attempt, taking the advice that I start with the saddles in the middle of their…"
Jan 15
JL replied to Tim Castagnola's discussion Fret board Length
"Same string, tuned to the same note, on a shorter scale, is under less tension, floppier, so yeah a 'darker' instead of brighter tone, it sustains less of the higher order harmonics. Scale is always the length of the 'active'…"
Jan 15
JL replied to Tim Castagnola's discussion Fret board Length
"Same string, tuned to the same note, on a shorter scale, is under less tension, floppier, so yeah a 'darker' instead of brighter tone, it sustains less of the higher order harmonics. Scale is always the length of the 'active'…"
Jan 15
Lonman replied to Tim Castagnola's discussion Fret board Length
"thanks for sharing Korrigan- I always enjoy this type of reading."
Jan 14
ILL GREEN replied to Tim Castagnola's discussion Fret board Length
"I've always felt that scales are best measured from the nut to the tailpiece instead because bridge placements like you mentioned."
Jan 14
ILL GREEN replied to Tim Castagnola's discussion Fret board Length
"I've chopped a 23" scale fret board to a 20.825" scale for an electric guitar. I just cutted off the first two frets to accommodate the size and scale. The tone is a much darker growl. You would think it would go higher at a short…"
Jan 14
Daniel Walter replied to Tim Castagnola's discussion Fret board Length
"The article referenced by Korrigan is very informative. It brings up a quandary I've had for a while, saying the best way to measure a guitars scale length its to measure to the 12th fret and double it, instead of the bridge because of the…"
Jan 14
Timothy Hunter replied to Tim Castagnola's discussion Fret board Length
"well there are 4 variables to consider. scale length ,string diameter , tension and pitch tuned to.. so if you keep the same strings and the same pitch as on a 25.5" scale on a 24.75 scale then the strings will have less tension ie easier to…"
Jan 14

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