The box is 13.75''L X 10.50"W X 2.50"D

 

If I were to use a common 24.5" or 25.5" Scale length and placed the bride, say, a 1/3 (4.58") up from the tail end, it would give me an approx 16" - 17" (respectively) neck to the nut...right? seems like an awfully short neck for the size of this box. The overall proportions just dont seem right at those scale lengths. Is there another scale length i should consider?

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You can put the bridge any where you want it, 1/3rd is just a reference. I have seen bridges right in the middle of the box with a 25 inch scale and it looked ok. I have a box almost the same size and yes it does look like the neck is to short. But remember if your playing slid or not most don't go below the 15th fret anyways.
I suppose moving the bridge more towards the middle would allow me to to build some sort of fancy tailpiece.
u could always go with a baritone or tenor scale y b ur not locked into just the standard choices
the trick is to , be the box
Yes, Zin Master, hehehe

jim said:
the trick is to , be the box
Baritone? Bass scale...30" + ?

surffrogg said:
u could always go with a baritone or tenor scale y b ur not locked into just the standard choices
No, it's not short. Don't forget the headstock, as far as overall proportions!
Im going to have to mock up different scale lengths to figure out wich direction to go with this build. I have two of these boxes. One may go for the double neck contest but Im too new at this for compitition, I think. I was also pondering a long neck reso / banjo, 5 string.....I know, Im off my rocker!
baritome is about 30 to 31 tenor i believe is 27 inch

Tracy Kennedy said:
Baritone? Bass scale...30" + ?

surffrogg said:
u could always go with a baritone or tenor scale y b ur not locked into just the standard choices
Thanks

surffrogg said:
baritome is about 30 to 31 tenor i believe is 27 inch

Tracy Kennedy said:
Baritone? Bass scale...30" + ?

surffrogg said:
u could always go with a baritone or tenor scale y b ur not locked into just the standard choices
Ok well.... I was going to do baritone but, I miscut my last length of maple. Im not running out to get more then have to wait a few days to allow it to acclumate. Sooooo....25" scale it is!
thats an awesomely big box...
it wants a lowecone..
no wait..
it wants to be a double neck...
no.. an upright bass....

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