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post Jan 24 2008, 01:05 AM
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Could someone kindly explain the scale(s) to me. Is this the length of the neck, or the whole guitar? Or is it referring to something else? If it is referring to the neck, then I assume a longer scale length would mean that the frets are spaced further apart?? If this is the case, what guitar(s) have the longest scale lengths?


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post Jan 24 2008, 01:08 AM
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QUOTE (Sabbz @ Jan 24 2008, 02:05 AM) *
Could someone kindly explain the scale(s) to me. Is this the length of the neck, or the whole guitar? Or is it referring to something else? If it is referring to the neck, then I assume a longer scale length would mean that the frets are spaced further apart?? If this is the case, what guitar(s) have the longest scale lengths?


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post Jan 24 2008, 01:17 AM
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QUOTE (kyldeee @ Jan 23 2008, 07:08 PM) *
Check out Andrew's excellent Theory Lessons... Here is a little help: Scales smile.gif

LOL Didn't really read this part of the title: "The size.....Not pentatonic, harmonic minor, etc.", did ya? wink.gif


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post Jan 24 2008, 01:19 AM
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QUOTE (Sabbz @ Jan 24 2008, 02:17 AM) *
LOL Didn't really read this part of the title: "The size.....Not pentatonic, harmonic minor, etc.", did ya? wink.gif


HAHA I didn't see that, sorry my bad rolleyes.gif


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post Jan 24 2008, 01:20 AM
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LOL No worries man, just givin ya a hard time. tongue.gif


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post Jan 24 2008, 01:22 AM
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QUOTE (Sabbz @ Jan 24 2008, 02:20 AM) *
LOL No worries man, just givin ya a hard time. tongue.gif

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post Jan 24 2008, 01:27 AM
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Few common scale length necks on American made guitars:


FENDER . GIBSON .
Duosonic 22 1/2" Byrdland 23 1/2"
Jaguar 24" Les Paul 24 3/4"
Strat/Tele 25 1/2" Johnny Smith 25"
Jazz Bass 34" Country Gent 25 1/2"

And yes, this term does refer to the length.


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post Jan 24 2008, 02:20 AM
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Hi.

Fret spacing is quite related to pickpup placement and total number of frets. The pickup placement I guess it is pretty much related to the vendor.
About the number of frets and considering only common guitars, I guess that 24 fret will have a longest length than 22 fret so that the latest frets are still playable.
The 12th fret is to be half the way from the headstock to the bridge, and the 24th fret has to be halfway from 12th to bridge. So if one wants to have playable frets on the end of the guitar, it has to be larger for 24 fret.

However the size of the frets in a 24 fret guitar make a little hard to play on the first few frets... Chords with relatively big opening (such as E/G#) are a harder...


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post Jan 24 2008, 06:01 PM
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Thanks guys, now I understand. wink.gif


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post Jan 24 2008, 10:38 PM
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Simply put, it's the distance between the Nut and the last fret or bridge, I can't remember, but I think it's the last fret, but it could be the bridge. Take your tape measure and check it out.


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