Short Scale Guitars

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Re: Short Scale Guitars

Post by StGeorge » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:41 am

I reallhy appreciate the feedback. It would appear that moving to higher tension strings for the shorter scale length would be the compensating factor. I will have weigh this carefully, as I already use high tension strings. 8)
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Re: Short Scale Guitars

Post by Joe de V » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:52 pm

If you are ordering a luthier-made instrument then he/she will be the best person to consult about your inquiry. Professional luthiers can work wonders when they make an instrument to meet the demands of the player. Good Luck

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Re: Short Scale Guitars

Post by woodenhand » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:36 am

I have a 660 and a 640. Since I have smallish hands, I got the 640 because there are things I cannot do well on the 660. The 640 is better than my expectations. I took no hits in any of the respects you mention, and it's easier on the left hand with respect to reach and holding barres (both guitars have the same action, and normal-tension strings). My guitar teacher also compared my two instruments and agreed that the 640 is as good as the 660 in every respect.

Of course it depends on the instrument. Some 640s may not be so good.

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