#1
So I cut out my template for my guitar which is gonna be a Les Paul and I realized after measuring again that I screwed up somewhere. The distance from the bridge to the 12th fret should be the same as the distance from the nut to the 12th fret, but I have a extra 1/2 inch on the bridge to 12th fret side.... So my question is will that extra half inch screw up the sound of the guitar? I did a little researching and read that the distances are equal so that the node/anti-node of the vibration in the string is over the pick up, but I'm not quite sure if thats true....
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#2
depends if u are making ur own neck or not. Id say it would be easier to try to get it to the right scale as if you mess up ur neck u can get a les paul scale one. But if u are buying a neck of a spesific scale then yess it will screw up the inotation i think not sure someone can correct me there
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#3
Your intonation is gonna be screwed up.
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#5
I already have the neck/fretboard made to the guitar specifications but i havent made the body yet... so luckily i screwed this up on the template which i can make another one of even though that sucks. Thank you for the help... I'll make a new one that is equal on both sides.
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#7
templates arent that hard to make... just do it over.

if your original intent was to make a 24.75 scale and it's off by 1/2" then you'd have to make a neck with a 25.25" scale ... actually it would be more like 25.2 because of T-O-M compensations and what-not... if you wanted a 25.5" scale make a baritone
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#8
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Remember to measure from nut to fret every time.

What I did was order a fretboard from stewmac and then used a blueprint for a LP guitar. However the size of my actual guitar body is a little smaller than the guitar in the blueprints and thats what screwed me up and threw me off. I'll have a new template up in just a couple of days... its kind of a bummer because I dont own a band saw or any major tools so i'm always mooching off of people i know that own the stuff so thats pretty much the only down fall of doing it over.
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#9
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templates arent that hard to make... just do it over.

if your original intent was to make a 24.75 scale and it's off by 1/2" then you'd have to make a neck with a 25.25" scale ... actually it would be more like 25.2 because of T-O-M compensations and what-not... if you wanted a 25.5" scale make a baritone

Now I feel like im getting confused... are you saying I have to adjust my scale if im using a TOM?
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#11
if you're making a neck you could adjust the fret spacing for the mistake... if you're buying a neck you're SOL
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