#1
I think my hand is of the medium/small type.
My current guitar scale length is 25.5 inch and I've been having some small problem with some places where I need to do hammer/pull with pointy, middle and little finger. Especially around 5 and 7 frets. Will the 0.75 inch shorter scale length (24.75) of a Les Paul give me better playability or it's just the string tension which matter with different scale lengths?
#2
id say that less tension would be easier to play. If a Les Paul feels too loose, u can always increase the string gauge to 10s or try a PRS SE with a 25" scale length, a nice compromise.
#3
Shorter scale = warmer tone, lighter string tension = can get muddy in the mix, but easier bends and nice round lead tone
Longer scale = Clearer tone, higher string tension = less muddy, good for detuning and faster playing (as notes smear together less).

For metal/shred with lots of distortion I'd recommend a longer scale. For jazz, shorter scale. But scale length really isn't a huge part of the "perfect guitar" equation. So it pretty much comes down to preference, which may take a while to develop. I don't think your hand size is the issue unless they are reaally tiny. Look up some stretching excercises, it'll work wonders.
#4
i find a shorter scale helps with difficult stretches but not as much as you'd expect.
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#8
Why all the Gibsons Les Paul 24.75? Is there something special with them?
I'm looking to buy a Hagstrom Super Swede which has the LP body but 25.5 scale.
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Why all the Gibsons Les Paul 24.75? Is there something special with them?
I'm looking to buy a Hagstrom Super Swede which has the LP body but 25.5 scale.

That's just the company design aesthetic. Why are (most) Fenders and Jacksons 25.5? Why are all PRS 25? (actually, there's a good reason for that)
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That's just the company design aesthetic. Why are (most) Fenders and Jacksons 25.5? Why are all PRS 25? (actually, there's a good reason for that)

And what is it?
Im curious.
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#11
it might make the difference, it might not.

I do notice that stretches I struggle to make on a 25.5" scale, I can generally make more easily on 24 3/4"... but you'd need to try to see if it makes enough of a difference.
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dan jacobs too, hes like, 5'7"

hahaha. im the same. and i play my 25.5" scale strat.
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#13
There isn't really a huge difference in fret distance, as the difference between the two lengths is about 3%. The main place it makes a difference in is the string tension.
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That's just the company design aesthetic. Why are (most) Fenders and Jacksons 25.5? Why are all PRS 25? (actually, there's a good reason for that)


Me too, what is the reason?
#15
for me, i just love the creamy tone of a 22 fret, 24.75 scale, neck pickup.
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I play a 25.75 scale, and am 5'6". Pretty much, Me( ) = Super BA.
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#17
My Schecter 7-string is a 26.5", can't say I notice any difference in fret distance. But there is definately a change in string tension, which is good as it is a 7-string, you don't want it to go muddy.