pjuelsgaard
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2012
90 IQ
#1
Hey UG. I'm a pretty big guy. I like my basses 34" to 36" (or maybe a bit longer). On a guitar I also want a pretty long neck, so I can get my hands moving (and so I stop tripping over the small frets). I was thinking something like 27". If anyone has a suggestion, please reply.
Sincerely
The long armed bassist/guitarist.
MG_Sora
UG's Industrial Designer
Join date: Mar 2006
61 IQ
#3
There are plenty of options out there for 6 and 7 strings, they're called Baritone guitars. It all comes down to personal preference, but if I was you, I'd look into Schecter or Ibanez (I just like the neck). Agile makes some too, but if you're not in the US, shipping can get a little bit ridiculous.

There are a lot of options in the market but if you want more specific suggestions, you could try telling us what genres you play, and what you like in a guitar.
zakarai
The Mathchitect
Join date: May 2008
723 IQ
#4
Neck lengths aren't so much for ergonomic purposes but were designed to keep tuning and intonation tight in lower tunings. For example, normal 6 strings are 25.5 while 7 are usually 26.5 and 8's 27. Because of that extra string, the neck has to be longer to support the tunings.

But yeah, you can get 28, 30, even 33 scale length guitars.
pjuelsgaard
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2012
90 IQ
#5
Quote by MG_Sora
There are plenty of options out there for 6 and 7 strings, they're called Baritone guitars. It all comes down to personal preference, but if I was you, I'd look into Schecter or Ibanez (I just like the neck). Agile makes some too, but if you're not in the US, shipping can get a little bit ridiculous.

There are a lot of options in the market but if you want more specific suggestions, you could try telling us what genres you play, and what you like in a guitar.



I play mostly rock and metal. Both modern and old school. My main problem with the short neck is, that the frets become so small that i can't fit my damn hands there...
pjuelsgaard
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2012
90 IQ
#6
And I'm not looking for lower tunings, just longer frets.