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the scale length i have for the guitar im building is 24.625 inches but i the guitar i bought a while ago (a washburn) has a scale length of 25.5 Should i make the scale length on the one im building 25.5 or should i go with 24.625? i havent cut anything yet but i just spent half an hour drawing out the lines and i went to compare the 2 and noticed the difference.

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you haven't made a mistake if that's what you're worried about, are you planning on useing the neck from the washburn on the guitar you're designing/about to build? if so you do have to make them the same scale in this case 25.5, but there's no issue with making each a different scale, just a little different feeling that's all, i'd say keep the scales what they are now so you'll have one of each :D

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ok thankx. im building a brand new neck for the guitar im building (the neck is hondurous mahogony with a brazilian rosewood fretboard and the body is maple with a madagascar ebony veneer on the front and back) i just wasnt sure if 25.5 was the norm. im going to go with the 24.625 scale and hopefuly the higher frets arnt to small to play.

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