Hi, I'm building a cbg with a scale length between 19 and 20 inches. What gauge strings should I use? I typically use 42, 32, 24 and build 25.5 " scale length and tune GBg. What gauges and tuning do you suggest for 19.5" scale length? Thanks!
I have by the oddest of coincidences just built a 4 stringer with an 18.5 inch scale. traditionally on a shorter scale guitar, you need to use heavier gauge strings so the tension of the strings is right for the scale, but this is for the sake of balance and personal preference of the player. I have used a set of 8, 11, 17 and 22w strings for the build and tuned it eadg, but an octave higher than standard tuning.