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Scaling down - kiddy guitar

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by LuckyJinx, Dec 13, 2020.

  1. beagle

    beagle Friend of Leo's

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    This half size is 480mm scale length. It's strung with 9s and tuned to A. With the pink Squier Mini for scale.

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  2. LuckyJinx

    LuckyJinx Tele-Meister

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    You know, this had been nagging at the back of my mind and suddenly it hit me: one octave up at full size tension is the 12th fret of a guitar; yes, I took a fairly long time to put 2 and 2 together.
    12.75" is a bit too short, though, "her" ukulele is 13.75" and the idea is to give her something a bit bigger, so I need to rethink this a bit. :oops:
    I'll probably shift to picking a scale (17.5 or 18", say), and doing the reverse calculation to figure out the tuning. Or just look at the bloody fretboard of one of the guitars and realise that's the 6th fret and go for either A or B standard. She will learn about capos eventually if she wants to play.
     
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  3. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    You could do the Vox thing like they did these, the scale length is a little more than 15 inches, I don't remember now. But it was tuned one octave up. I'm doing a similar build but 18 inch scale and tuning to A standard

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  4. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Sorry, forgot

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    I do not like the two pickup arrangement here. The only use it has is the middle switch position gives a big humbucker. Why not install a single coil sized humbucker and be done with it lol

    Dave
     
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  5. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I learned a little trick a while ago: you can buy a pre-slotted fretboard blank from like stewmac or somebody, and just whack a bit off and put the nut at the first fret and build a guitar with a shorter scale length (it's basically the same as capoing at the first fret). You could just as easily cut it at the 5th fret and tune it A to A (or the 7th fret). I kinda think going up a whole octave is going to ironically make it harder to play...
     
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  6. Twang Deluxe

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    How about buying a Fender Tenor Tele, swaping the bridge and adding two tuners?
     
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