#1
Ok, I'm planning my next build, and I was wondering, what are some popular scale lengths, what fret numbers popularly go with them, and what is the difference between them?
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#2
I think longer scale lengths have more tension on the strings. Please correct me if I'm wrong though. I know of 25.5" and thats about it really
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#3
uhhh....

25.5 fender, 25 PRS, 25.4 martin, 24 3/4 gibson, 26 1/8 (i think) classical guitar...

the longer the scale length the tighter the string tension and bigger the frets, shorter scale lengths the strings are floppier and smaller frets.

my favorite is 25'' because you get a good mix of the two most popular.
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uhhh....

25.5 fender, 25 PRS, 25.4 martin, 24 3/4 gibson, 26 1/8 (i think) classical guitar...

the longer the scale length the tighter the string tension and bigger the frets, shorter scale lengths the strings are floppier and smaller frets.

my favorite is 25'' because you get a good mix of the two most popular.

this sums it up. But Gibson actually uses 24 9/16, or something like that.
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#5
yeah, their machines keep changing when they change factories, "not intentionally"...

i hate the way gibsons play, even before i knew about scale lengths it felt like i was playing floppy gross strings.
#6
Oh ok. That seems wierd to me... I like tight strings, and the strings on my friends squier seem much "floppier" than the ones on my gibson.
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he may have a lighter gauge set of strings on it
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yeah, their machines keep changing when they change factories, "not intentionally"...

i hate the way gibsons play, even before i knew about scale lengths it felt like i was playing floppy gross strings.

I read that gibsons actually don't intonate well because the scale length is 24.75 up to the 12th fret, then changes-which makes correct intonation impossible.
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#10
yah according to the fender/gibson scales your friends squier should actually have a longer scale length and therefore tighter strings than your gibson not looser so he probably just uses a different guage
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I read that gibsons actually don't intonate well because the scale length is 24.75 up to the 12th fret, then changes-which makes correct intonation impossible.



you read terrible information. the scale length is perfectly accurate. its gibson for christ sakes, you can get a correct scale length CnC file off of google. They dont intonate well because of high-frets/loose strings (press down too hard and your note is off), the ToM bridges dont give much forgiveness on intonation either.
#12
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you read terrible information. the scale length is perfectly accurate. its gibson for christ sakes, you can get a correct scale length CnC file off of google. They dont intonate well because of high-frets/loose strings (press down too hard and your note is off), the ToM bridges dont give much forgiveness on intonation either.

Then again it WAS Ed Roman, the most famous Company-basher ever.
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#13
yeah, i know the dude. he wanted me to come out for an apprenticeship.

las vegas is gay.

i was not interested, and i don't think i like the dude too much.

plus im not a big fan of CNCing my guitars start to finish.