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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-01-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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Re: 24.75 Scale guitars

Arghh... dammit, pulled into another ancient thread! ARRRGGHHHH!!!!!
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Shorter scales just feel wrong to me.
I fell in love with a Fender Jaguar and then I picked it up - 24" feels so wrong it's not even funny.
Not to mention that the moron who designed the bridge and thought that it would work - rattled like nothing I've heard in my life.
Sounded more like a banjo/citar amalgamation then a guitar.
The only thing that's stoping me from getting a 61 reissue SG is the scale, I play 10's and will have to go to 11's for a Gibson and 12's if I want to tune to Eb and jam with G'n R.
That's just silly.

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Just an FYI, Those bridges were designed to be used with really, really thick strings. Thats the reason for the short scale length too, it was brought out for the jazz crowd.

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Re: 24.75 Scale guitars

I may have to venture back into 24.75 territory one day. The LTD Viper I tried at Guitar Nation was lovely.
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Re: 24.75 Scale guitars

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Just an FYI, Those bridges were designed to be used with really, really thick strings. Thats the reason for the short scale length too, it was brought out for the jazz crowd.
Gotta post in this old thread just to give you props for mentioning this. Sometimes I think that this is completely lost knowledge.

If you wanna see something wild, dig around and you might be able to find some pictures of a young Joe Pass playing a Jaguar!
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post #20 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-02-2011, 08:47 AM
 
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Gotta post in this old thread just to give you props for mentioning this. Sometimes I think that this is completely lost knowledge.

If you wanna see something wild, dig around and you might be able to find some pictures of a young Joe Pass playing a Jaguar!
Heh. Yeah, I think people assume sonic youth invented the jaguar or something.

Theres a bunch of mods for jaguars, but they only exist because if you're using less than 12s on one, you're pretty much doing it wrong.

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prs's use 25 inch scale I think
sort of in the middle
They have 24.5 also.
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They have 24.5 also.
I have a limited edition small run all korina Santana that is a dream to play with the 24.5" scale. Its my favorite guitar ever.
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post #23 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 10:20 PM
 
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I may have to venture back into 24.75 territory one day. The LTD Viper I tried at Guitar Nation was lovely.
Agreed, they have certain feel to them that other guitars can't touch.
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post #24 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 10:53 PM
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Re: 24.75 Scale guitars

My Iceman is 24.75 and I love it! My Destroyer might be 24.75, but I can't remembe--will have to measure it.



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post #25 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-04-2011, 02:56 AM
 
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Re: 24.75 Scale guitars

The american made Peavey Tracers were 24 3/4 scale. I had one and it played great. Built like a tank and the trem never went out of tune.
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post #26 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 06:02 AM
 
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Re: 24.75 Scale guitars

Ok own-up time to start with, I'm a bass player, but dabble on guitar occasionally. So no surprise I like the feel of 25.5, however my (current) fav pick-up is a P90, so I've persevered with 24.75 and now get on ok with them (I'm happy chunking out a rhythm, with occasional note runs, so no high end fast finger stuff for me to worry about).
Current fav guitar is an cheep Les Paul Junior copy (double cut single P90, old enough to be Korean made I think), great rock'n'roll sound and feels very nice when I'm playing it.

One of those ironic things, that probably the cheapest guitar I own is my fav - on the surface it looks ok, but take off the pick-guard and it looks like firewood - however I've let my ears and hands decide and I like it :-)
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post #27 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 06:27 AM
 
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Re: 24.75 Scale guitars

Well since this now seems to be a legitimate resurrection....
I have 25.5 24.75 and even a 24. I like them all to be honest.

I must admit I thought that 25.5 had lower tension which is why you can get away with thinner strings.

I guess that I play the 25.5 the most but I don't have any issue with tension, bends or whatever.
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post #28 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-28-2011, 03:31 AM
 
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Re: 24.75 Scale guitars

I have guitars in 25, 25.5, 26.5, and 27 inches that play almost everyday since they play like a dream but when it comes to the Les Paul I absolutely hate how small the neck feel.

It maybe because I'm a bassist playing on 34 and 35 inch scale necks.
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