I have a washburn N4 vintage (the nuno thing) and I believe its a 24 3/4 scale. Ive never really taken much note of scale lengths or had any problems until I bought this guitar. I like it a lot and it plays very well but at standard tuning the strings are so unbelievably tight I simply can't do any serious string bending and chops without fatiguing my hands or missing notes. Ive been playing 20 years so its not a strength thing. Unless I tune way way down its just to taught. I use 009's strings usually. The only other guitar I have that is a short scale I think is my Peavey V-type Vandenburg which is also 24 3/4 but I never experience the same issue with it at all. At standard tuning with a set of 009's its fine. At half a step down (as I often tune to) its rad, loose and fast. Both guitars have floating locking tremelo's. Does anyone else experience tuning difficulties with short scale guitars? I love using the guitar but its difficult to use it effectively with concert pitch instruments and other players that are at standard tuning or half a step down tuning.