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Re: buying an electric guitar
3/21/2007 9:29 AM
Adrian Dupree (4969) wrote:
You're right. I was wrong because I thought it was the reverse! I found this on Wikipedia:
Most Fender electric guitars, including the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Esquire, and Jazzmaster use a scale length of 25.5". A few Fender models such as the Jaguar use a scale length of 24". Fender has also built some 3/4 size student guitars with a scale length of 22.5" or shorter.
Gibson uses a scale length of 24.75" on many of its electric guitars, including the Les Paul, Flying V, Explorer, SG, and ES-335. Gibson has used other scale lengths on various models through the years.
Squier Bullet Mini
Rickenbacker 320 and 325, notably John Lennon's most famous guitar
22.5" (572mm), known as 3/4 scale in Fender sales literature:
Some Musicmaster II and Duosonic II
Fender Stratocaster Junior
24" (610mm), confusingly called full scale in Fender sales literature:
Most and current Fender Mustang
Most Musicmaster II and Duosonic II
Gibson Les Paul
Original Gibson ES-150
Rickenbacker most electric guitars (including 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, 620, 650, 660)
Most Paul Reed Smith guitars
25.5" (648mm), closest to the classical guitar scale:
Most and current Gibson ES-150
Of course, there are other factors that have to do with ease. Action, width of the strings etc.
But the Stratocaster is still the best for her.