Scale Lengths, etc. Discussions (19)

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National/Valco 25”/635mm Scale Lap Steel Fret Template in Standard & Metric

Standard  Metric

Started by BrianQ.

0 Jul 31, 2020

Fret template

I was reading where people on here would take the measurements off of stewmac and input them into their program and printout a template to…

Started by Randy Drysdale

6 Jan 28, 2019
Reply by Tim Pannabecker

String gauge for 20" - GDG

Hey all!! Just found this area!!!I have built a 20" scale CBG for my grandson - I want to tune it GDG, that same as what I play. What gauge…

Started by jawbone

7 Sep 22, 2014
Reply by Uncle Fred

Cura saz scale length

Im going to build a cura saz cbg and Im wondering if anyone has input? I'm thinking 18 in.scale length ,14 frets plus quarter tones..for fr…

Started by Cin wel

4 May 25, 2013
Reply by Cin wel

fretfind

Can anyone tell me what happened to fretfind2d?

Started by Mike Sibinga

3 Jan 12, 2013
Reply by wormil

Fret marking method

I am really new to CBG building but I have designed and built many things in my life.  Thought I would share this method of marking and cut…

Started by Jillian Holladay

2 Jun 4, 2012
Reply by wormil

Reverse calculations

Hi Folks anyone done any calculations in reverse? I have bought a couple of used acoustic necks, which are already fretted. How do I decid…

Started by Martyn Hartley

2 Apr 22, 2012
Reply by Martyn Hartley

Fret placement and stretch compensation - by Glenn Reither

Hi All, With Glenn Reithers permission I am reposting his thoughts on fret calculation (from a facebook conversation) here so more people c…

Started by Penny Nelson

4 Apr 17, 2012
Reply by Penny Nelson

Question on Scale Length

How do I decide the scale length?  Is it whatever I want or does it depend on the CGB (measurement)? Currently building my first 3 string a…

Started by Waid Jones

2 Apr 16, 2012
Reply by Steve wootten

FIND FRET POSITIONS IN THIRTY SECONDS WITHOUT A COMPUTER OR CALCULATIONS THAT DRIVE YOU CRAZY.

I know that good people like Stewmac have them online, but my formula allows you to have, at your fingertips, the ability to find fret posi…

Started by john stax

0 Jul 23, 2011

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Fret template

Started by Randy Drysdale. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Jan 28, 2019. 6 Replies

String gauge for 20" - GDG

Started by jawbone. Last reply by Uncle Fred Sep 22, 2014. 7 Replies

Cura saz scale length

Started by Cin wel. Last reply by Cin wel May 25, 2013. 4 Replies

fretfind

Started by Mike Sibinga. Last reply by wormil Jan 12, 2013. 3 Replies

Fret marking method

Started by Jillian Holladay. Last reply by wormil Jun 4, 2012. 2 Replies

Reverse calculations

Started by Martyn Hartley. Last reply by Martyn Hartley Apr 22, 2012. 2 Replies

Fret placement and stretch compensation - by Glenn Reither

Started by Penny Nelson. Last reply by Penny Nelson Apr 17, 2012. 4 Replies

Question on Scale Length

Started by Waid Jones. Last reply by Steve wootten Apr 16, 2012. 2 Replies

Scale length vs tuning note

Started by Matt Quinney. Last reply by Rand Moore Jul 16, 2011. 3 Replies

ukulele fret measurement

Started by ukeplayer. Last reply by Steve Pollack Mar 20, 2011. 6 Replies

String FAQ - let's get it going!

Started by Mama Mojo. Last reply by Mark Mercer Jan 27, 2011. 6 Replies

neck widths

Started by Bob Young. Last reply by Chuck Dubman Jan 23, 2011. 2 Replies

3 string guitar string gauges

Started by Bob Young. Last reply by DrByte Jul 22, 2010. 3 Replies

New things you can do with a guitar fret template

Started by Alan Roberts. Last reply by Chuck Dubman Mar 28, 2010. 5 Replies

longer box, shorter neck?

Started by Peter Taylor. Last reply by Pineee Johnny Feb 25, 2010. 3 Replies

violin Tailpiece??

Started by Penny Nelson. Last reply by Wichita Sam Jan 3, 2010. 1 Reply

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