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Scale length

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans on Sunday. 5 Replies

I want to make a cigar box guitar tuned to dgd, can a 25" scale length be tuned to dgd.Continue

 

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Taffy Evans replied to Ron's discussion Scale length
"Hi, the reason for the taper is to make the instrument easier to play. Strings are closer one end for fingering ease, and wider at the other end for better space for picking.  Fingerstyle guitars often have a wider fingerboard and string…"
Sunday
Daniel Walter replied to Ron's discussion Scale length
"i'm sorry, a six string short scale......."
Sunday
Daniel Walter replied to Ron's discussion Scale length
"Do you need to taper the neck on a short scale, say 20 to 23 inches?"
Sunday
BrianQ. replied to Ron's discussion Scale length
"Pretty much any popular scale length will work? I’m guessing you’re probably using another guitar as a model? That’s usually the best pattern to follow, since you know the fret layout is correct? Here’s a link to a shorter…"
Feb 11
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Tom T replied to Ron's discussion Scale length
"That's not a problem. Just pick strings that will give you workable tension at this tuning. There is a great online program for calculating string tension athttps://wahiduddin.net/calc/calc_guitar_string.htm Just put in your scale length…"
Feb 11
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Scale length

I want to make a cigar box guitar tuned to dgd, can a 25" scale length be tuned to dgd.See More
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"Welcome Ron, basically a strum stick is a cbg without a box, so you’re pro already :)"
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I like the uniqueness and the mastalgia of the cigar box guitar, I have built several strum sticks and dulcimer's, I would like to try making a Cigar Box Guitar.

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At 2:58pm on December 10, 2018, BrianQ. said…

Welcome Ron, basically a strum stick is a cbg without a box, so you’re pro already :)

 
 
 

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