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a 27" scale allows for standard tuning.......RIGHT????????? people have been mentioning to me that its tuned to a low B or something like on a 7 string. And I'm always saying no way! Tons of guitars have 27" scales...... like ......... uh JIM SOLOWAY. but um.... will everything work out ok? because i'm close to finishing up the fingerboard and putting it on. (yes my inlay is almost done. just need to route in fingerboard and glue AND MY BOTTOM FRETBOARD CUTOUT IS ALMOST DONE!) but i dont want it to got to waste! Are the tension and intonation going to be messed up? I mean I'll get super long strings so the tension won't be THAT messed up. but will it be tight tension? will the tuning not work?

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On a 25.5" scale guitar, the distance from the nut to the 1st fret is 1.431". On a 27" scale guitar, it's 1.515". The difference between a 27" to 25.5" scaled guitar is (obviously) 1.5" so tuning a 27" guitar up to E is about the same as a 25.5" tuned up to F (just a half step.) I think it should be fine... just don't go bending like crazy :D.

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the tension calculated is what you would need.i think it would be more like tuning to up to g

the string tension difference between a 25.5" scale and a 24 3/4" scale is quite a bit...and this is twice that

snork...email jonathon qhesqui(i am not sure of the name)

he did the 27" 7string about 2 years ago...he could tell you what you want to know

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Hmm... fat people, eh? Interesting. Well, anyway. There's a string tension calculator here implemented in JavaScript. The first string (E) would probably be the one of concern here. Here are the numbers:

24.75" w/ 0.010" tuned to (E) = 15.422 lbs.

25.5" w/ 0.010" tuned to (E) = 16.368 lbs.

25.5" w/ 0.010" tuned to (F) = 18.370 lbs.

25.5" w/ 0.010" tuned to (G) = 23.144 lbs.

27.0" w/ 0.010" tuned to (E) = 18.348 lbs.

as with anything you find on the internet, take the results with a grain of salt.

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