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What's the best quality short scale guitar?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by KidTelecaster, May 25, 2010.

  1. ErnestT

    ErnestT Tele-Meister

    Aug 10, 2006
    Western N.C.
    Don't forget about Gretsch. Their Website says the Electromatic 5120 has a 24.56" scale. I think some of the other more expensive models have a 24.6 scale. If you are looking for a solid body, the Electromatic ProJets having a 24.6" scale, as does the more expensive DuoJet. Check out their Website. I used to have a Jaguar, and the 24" scale starts to get a little cramped around the 10t fret or so. 24.6 might be a nice compromise that lets you make those reaches easier while giving you a little breathing room on the higher frets.

  2. Telesavalis

    Telesavalis Friend of Leo's

    +1 on the 325. it's even better if you put a Ric trapeze 320 tailpiece on it.

  3. e-merlin

    e-merlin Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 13, 2004
    Garden City, KS
    You want, no, need, a Peavey T-15. It's a 23" scale guitar with two Peavey Super Ferrite pickups, which sound like a cross between a P-90 and a Tele pickup. Don't pass these up as toys. You should be able to find a good example in a pawn shop or on eBay.

  4. ADinNYC

    ADinNYC Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Jan 2, 2010
    New York City

  5. KidTelecaster

    KidTelecaster Tele-Meister

    Nov 17, 2009
    Wow, these are all great tips and I'll look into all of them. Thanks guys!

  6. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2008

  7. J-man

    J-man Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Apr 25, 2004
    North Wales
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  8. caliban335

    caliban335 Tele-Afflicted

    May 4, 2007
    Cleveland, Ohio
    I'd second the suggestions for a Jaguar or Duo Sonic. I like my Jag, but wish the fretboard was not so narrow. I have big hands and long fingers; may not be as issue for you.

    Good luck.

  9. macdog

    macdog Tele-Holic

    Sep 21, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    I used to have one of those short scale Rics. Looks - fantastic. Sounds - fantastic. Playability - tricky. Every time it appeared in public it drew a crowd. They have a certain charisma. When I sold it at a second hand music store staff and customers gathered around, everyone wanted to play it. I sold it to finance the purchase of a 62 RI Tele (a profoundly better guitar in terms of playability by the way).

  10. DGW11

    DGW11 TDPRI Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Durango Colorado

    This is somthing new..Durango Guitar Works 24" short scale.

  11. onenotetom

    onenotetom Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 27, 2009
    Colbert, WA

  12. ttkplays24

    ttkplays24 NEW MEMBER!

    Aug 2, 2011
    San Marcos Texas
    24 inch scale electric hand builds very nice 24 inch scale electric guitars in Texas

  13. rjones652

    rjones652 Tele-Meister

    Apr 2, 2011

    3/4 scale LP junior....I think they made them in '59 :lol:

  14. Warm Gums

    Warm Gums Friend of Leo's

    Mar 29, 2009
    not here
    One thing to keep in mind is that as the scale gets shorter, nut with and in the case of the PV's neck thickness (front to back) is often reduced. The T-15 is very slim front to back and the Musicmaster I had was narrowed enough to be noticible. Play before you purchase is probably a good policy

  15. Chooch

    Chooch TDPRI Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    San Diego
    I had a CIJ Jaguar with a Tune o matic bridge and humbuckers. Kickin myself to this day for trading that thing, what a solid chunk of masculinity that was. Black w/matching headstock, and loads of chrome. :(

    But man, what a player. I'd highly encourage you to look for those CIJ HH Jaguars, sounds like it'd be right up your alley

  16. rjones652

    rjones652 Tele-Meister

    Apr 2, 2011
    Also, Peavey Viper.

    Outplays/sounds most Teles.

  17. Wyzsard

    Wyzsard Friend of Leo's

    Jun 22, 2009
    Falls City
    brilliant ;)

    and Paige makes a capo specifically for electric

  18. Prison Rodeo

    Prison Rodeo Tele-Meister

    Dec 19, 2009
    State College, PA

  19. slimline

    slimline NEW MEMBER!

    Nov 15, 2012
    Lots of great advice here, thanks everyone.

    I want to bump this thread as I am looking to buy a short scale guitar and I have some questions that haven't been answered here.

    First of all, can anyone identify the body of this guitar?

    Apparently someone took the neck of a Peavey T 15 and attached it to the body of an as-yet-unidentified red guitar. I can't tell what it is. Hope someone here can help! The guitar is being sold by a pawn shop that has an ebay store so they have no idea what the guitar body is.

    Also, does anyone know about the quality of the Rondo short scale guitars? They seem way too cheap to me.

  20. philpm

    philpm TDPRI Member

    Nov 4, 2012
    Kansas City, MO
    That looks a little bit like a Peavey Falcon body, or possibly a Patriot, assuming of course that it actually is a Peavey body. On first look, I'm not sure it is.

    On a related note to your question about the Rondo's, does anyone know about the quality of the Durango Guitar Works guitars. I bookmarked that site a long time ago, and have always wondered about them. I'd love to have me a good short scale git, and the supply of T-15's we had around here has dried up for the time being.

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