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WeaserP
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Scale

Post: # 395Post WeaserP
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:42 am

Greetings all. Long time guitar hack with what seems like a simple question but I've had some very experienced guitar people explain scale differences to me and I'm just not getting it so I'm asking again...what is the point/goal in making a longer or shorter scale? I understand it affects string tension but that alone cannot be the goal, can it? For example - two guitars, identical as possible in wood, build, finish, bracing, etc but different scales. What differences should I expect to hear or feel? Anything anyone can contribute to my education would be much appreciated. If we successfully get through "Scale 101" it's quite possible that we'll quickly move to "Fan Fret 101" but baby steps please...thanks!

dadgad6strings
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Re: Scale

Post: # 406Post dadgad6strings
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:51 am

This article may be of some enlightenment.

http://www.jazzyacousticguitar.com/guitar-scale-length/

Derek
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Re: Scale

Post: # 407Post Derek
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:05 am

All else being equal a longer scale = more potential volume and a brighter tone

WeaserP
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Re: Scale

Post: # 408Post WeaserP
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:21 pm

Thank you both for the responses. I'll read the article and try to reason out Derek's post. Much appreciated!

...and maybe we'll move on to fan frets next week. :roll:

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