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timbo81
post Jul 2 2007, 02:16 AM
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hey there i've been learning guitar for about a month, I just recently bought an electric guitar from a friend, thing is it's a 3/4 size one.

Is this going to be harder to learn on or will the tabs be different compared to a regular guitar, how will it vary.

I have a full size or normal size accoustic though will trying to learn on a full size and a 3/4 size at the same time confuse me

Basically did I screw up buying the electric smile.gif
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SDMF75
post Jul 2 2007, 02:23 AM
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I'm no expert but I believe you'll be fine. My kid has a 1/2 scale Ibanez Mikro and while it's smaller (I realize I'm stating the obvious here) than a full scale, playing is playing man. I get his out to tune it up and pick around on it some and while it is a little bit of an adjustment it's no big deal.


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fkalich
post Jul 2 2007, 03:09 AM
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QUOTE (timbo81 @ Jul 1 2007, 08:16 PM) *
hey there i've been learning guitar for about a month, I just recently bought an electric guitar from a friend, thing is it's a 3/4 size one.

Is this going to be harder to learn on or will the tabs be different compared to a regular guitar, how will it vary.

I have a full size or normal size accoustic though will trying to learn on a full size and a 3/4 size at the same time confuse me

Basically did I screw up buying the electric smile.gif



you will be fine, same principles apply as in standard length scale. strings will bend easier and frets will be more closely spaced. fender scale length is 3/4 of an inch greater than gibson. all you have here is a more extreme, but nothing fundamental is changed. you can learn everything on this site with it just fine, and if you get a full sized guitar later, not miss a step.

edit: most guitars have 22 frets. some have 21, or even 24. yours may have less than 22. if so, and you see something that exceeds the number of frets on your guitar, just play it in a key a full tone less than transcribed. for example, if the lesson is in A and it requires more frets than you have, then see playing it in G will work. But you may have 22 frets, have not seen your guitar.

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