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.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.
Is "top tension" the same as string tension?rojarosguitar wrote:Certainly the top tension is one of these factors, as well as neck shape etc.
If I remember correctly, you had (or still have) a 630 Byers? I was wondering if you prefer that guitar for Bach, or if you find it easier on the 640.soltirefa wrote: I will say though that as you go shorter and shorter you give up something. I prefer 640mm over 630mm (I have that, too). 640mm is a good compromise between 650 and 630. A little of the benefits of each.
When we are talking about scale length it is worth remembering that this is pretty much exactly the Martin Guitar Company's "long scale" whereas their "standard scale" is just marginally longer than 630mm.Rome714 wrote:I have a 646mm scale Brian Dunn and is my easiest and most comfortable guitar to play compared to my regular scale guitars. It could be other factors like the elevated fretboard, neck size, frets and set-up.
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