KirkRedman wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:29 pm
Have you gotten the chance to compare, side by side, two different scales that are otherwise identical (maker, model, woods)? Preferably something significantly different (ie 660 and 640).
Yes, several 650 and 630 plus one 640 made by Jean-Luc Joie, mostly cedar-topped and of the same model and fabrication period - including one spruce 650 and one spruce 630 but those ones not side by side.
The only significant difference as to sound is due to the slightly lowest tension with the very same action... But a shorter scale enables you to play with a much higher action and you can choose for higher tension strings too.
The other (little) différences were due to normal inconsistency (Jean-Luc has a very high sound consistency within the same model/period - he is also experimenting and changing some features with time).