Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:Actually the difference looks greater than I would have expected. I can see how the shorter scale could be welcome.
There's an old backpackers' saying: "a pound off the feet is like five pounds off your back". And it's true. Given the 'miles' that a player puts on their fret board over months and years, I wonder if this small difference might add up.
I think this is really the best point. Playing parts of one or two pieces while testing a guitar might not feel like much but over several weekly intense practice sessions multiplied by months or even years it could really make a difference.
Also, there's a piece I play that I can just barely make a stretch on, but looking at the difference at the fifth fret, I am thinking that stretch would no longer be that much of an issue.
Hell, after seeing this, I'm thinking 630 scale.