Dave I Posted January 23, 2008 Report Share Posted January 23, 2008 I am planning WAY into the future for my second build and thinking from a theoretical standpoint a 25.5" scale should be best. This is for a dual-purpose metal/blues/jazz-fusion sort of guitar. Basically an HSH w/ coil-tap Super-Strat that I want as clear sounding as possible. HOWEVER, I have probably medium-sized hands and a fairly short pinkie. I am planning on this guitar to be used for some rhythm, but mainly riffing, and doing runs up & down the neck (i.e. practicing scales, learning Hendrix and Alice in Chains type stuff), so while I will be doing some open chords and 1st string bar chords, I will also be in the second octave in the 12th string and up a bit too, so I would like something with decent space between the frets up there. Two questions: 1) In practice, how difficult is it for people with small hands to play 25.5" scale guitars? I have played Strats and Jackson Dinkys a few times without really noticing any problems, but only for limited periods of time. 2) How much tonal difference is there really between, for example, a Stratocaster or Super-Strat with a 24.75" scale and a 25" or 25.5" scale? Presumably somebody has done the same or similar build aside from the neck scale; if not I guess any educated guesses would be the best I can hope for. If there are any threads addressing this, please feel free to drop the URL. I did do a search, but got too many results so my apologies if this is a redundant thread; I could not think of better/narrower terms. -Cheers Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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