recommended luthiers who make short scale guitars?

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by ripoffriffs, May 5, 2005.

  1. FPicker

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    my mistake, sorry.
    Actually that was a singularly poor attempt at reading comprehension on my part, glad I wasn't sitting for the GRE's yesterday. Must have been in a (huge) rush.
     
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  2. hawkeyeinexile

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    thanks, Chris, i've admired your stuff, too. The dawg started as a luv thang for the Rustic Hawk (Tonegurus link, 2nd one down on the right). looking for something to rival my long lost '68 LP Custom, too. it's mostly Spanish cedar, with a quilted mahogany top. Chapin Beelzebucker in the neck (w/coil tap), WCR Fillmore in the bridge.

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  3. FPicker

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    In my case, it's true, I never measured, but I call it 24-3/4" because my recollection was Gibson called it 24-3/4", and, perhaps naively, I assumed that it was what they said it was.

    To test my recollection I just went to the Gibson web site and put in "scale length" in the search feature. Bingo, 24-3/4", all over the place.

    So I called it that because I'd no reason to doubt Gibson's word on it, and don't know otherwise myself. But that's just me, I can't speak for why some other people call it 24-3/4".
     
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    apparently there have been some variation over the years @ Gibson. here's some input for consideration: http://www.stewmac.com/fretscales

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    Haha...Been there:banana
     
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    fano has a new mustang copy coming out, you might wanna check that out. it looked pretty cool.
     
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    Hmmm... Maybe a baritone Mustang... Yeah - that'd be way cool! ;)
     
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    Learn something new everyday. Really interesting. I wonder why the changes were made. Anyone have any info on that?
     
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    Going to have to point out to folks not to spam their wares in the discussion area. Not cool.
     
  10. dorfmeister

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    Anybody making guitars inspired by the Jaguar or Mustang?
     
  11. SilentRadio

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    This guy http://www.sign-guitars.de/ has his "own" T-Type with shorter Scale. Guess he can do anything you're looking for. All from scratch...saw it with my own eyes, but haven't played one yet.
     
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    His guitars are great! Hope someone can make 22.5" guitar like Duo Sonic.

    Tomo
     
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    The Lentz Croyden is a 24.625 scale set neck.

    If it's ever been requested, John Bolin has built it.
     
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    You can get mini-sized from major manufacturers...but that's probably not what you're after.

    Brian May Guitars are 24" in scale and can do a whole lot more than just Queen.

    I'd never buy a short-scale guitar; if you saw me in person you'd understand why...
     
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    Bump for anything new.
     
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    +1 on the Croyden. Incredible axe that forced me to sell my Les Paul.
     
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    Pete Skermetta built me a 24.625 scale all mahogany monster of a guitar. Only 7 pounds too, this thing kills.
     
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    with our models the model really refers to shape..... everything else varies. I have built as low as 22.5 at standard pitch (the sparrow hawk I built for Tim Volpicella is 15" but it is designed to be tuned up to A.) a few other scales I have used are 24", 24. 5, 24.625, 24.75, 24.9, 25, 25.375, 25.4, 25.5, 25.59, and 26.4 for standard pitch and up to 28.5 otherwise. the website is out of date which I am working on at the moment. sorry for any confusion
     

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