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Guitar for the grandson

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Floyd Feb 29. 13 Replies

Hi all. Looking for information on how to scale down fret spacing to make a small guitar for my young grandson. I have built many with 25.5” scale but want to make the neck smaller and maintain the…Continue

 

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Joe replied to Joe's discussion Guitar for the grandson
"Thank you"
Feb 27
Joe replied to Joe's discussion Guitar for the grandson
"Thank you"
Feb 27
Taffy Evans replied to Joe's discussion Guitar for the grandson
"Hi, or you could start your scale length at the 5th fret of your 25.5 scale. As if using a capo, and you have shorter neck. The 5th fret becomes the nut. Taff"
Feb 26
BrianQ. replied to Joe's discussion Guitar for the grandson
"You could end up with an instrument that will never be in tune if you try to shrink the scale on a scanner? The best way is to use a fret scale calculator or fret scale template? Calculator-…"
Feb 26
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Guitar for the grandson

Hi all. Looking for information on how to scale down fret spacing to make a small guitar for my young grandson. I have built many with 25.5” scale but want to make the neck smaller and maintain the right sound. Would a ukulele scale work or would it work to shrink the template on a scanner?See More
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"Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes? Site has a glitch, here’s the trick:"
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At 5:33pm on January 10, 2022, BrianQ. said…

Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes? Site has a glitch, here’s the trick:

 
 
 

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