scale length for pentatonic scale necks

Considering pentatonic scale for  fret board.  Are there diff scale lengths for pent. scale like there are for standard?

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Comment by Paul Craig on January 26, 2019 at 6:06pm

A fanned fretted neck is for multi scale length to achieve  darker toned high strings and brighter toned low strings for a more balanced toned guitar. Setting the bridge/saddles for the correct intonation for those is something I haven't dealt with nor wish to deal with. ;) 

Comment by Paul Craig on January 26, 2019 at 6:03pm

Putting the bridge at an angle helps to get the intonation right from nut to bridge for every string. If the bridge is straight, then the higher frets will not be accurate for the designated notes.  

Comment by Daniel Walter on January 25, 2019 at 4:44pm

i think the fanned frets are basically doing the same thing as placing the bridge at an angle. ?

Comment by BrianQ. on January 25, 2019 at 4:38pm

That’s called the Multi-scale?

Comment by Daniel Walter on January 25, 2019 at 4:27pm

"fanned frets" ? 

Comment by BrianQ. on January 25, 2019 at 3:55pm

Here’s a link to a fret template:

https://poormansguitar.com/template

Comment by Paul Craig on January 25, 2019 at 3:19pm

Pentatonic fret spacing(a variance of Diatonic spacing) will work with any scale length.

Scale length choice is entirely up to you and your playing preference. Example: want more harmonics - 25.5" scale.....want a warmer tone and strings that do bends better - 24.75" scale....want a compromise - 25" scale.

Comment by Taffy Evans on January 24, 2019 at 9:08pm

Hi, like other scale lengths I would imagine you use a scale that suits the guitar size, feel or sound and use a pentatonic fret spacing. Like chickenbone John, I dunno.

Taff

Comment by BrianQ. on January 24, 2019 at 12:57pm
Comment by ChickenboneJohn on January 24, 2019 at 12:25pm

What's a pentatonic scale neck? That's a new one on me and I'm intrigued!

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