Why aren't Multiscale guitars more Popular?

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  1. BigDaddyLH

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    I've only seen one post for .strandberg* guitars, but I've read their popularity has been increasing quite a bit lately. As mentioned above, they have a modest multiscale spread: 25" to 25.5" on the 6 string model. They have also started to sell models with true temperament (note: this is different from just temperament):

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    To each their own... I think I’d rather be out of tune than be seen playing one of those!!
     
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    There's a Tele-style version that will fool all but the experts.

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    Now I want a .strandberg* guitar but based on a few reviews I read, they seem to be overpriced. They need more competition.
     
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    someone else in my building who was way shreddier and into modern metal than i am had one. i got to play it a few times.

    i'm pretty sure i'd get used to playing one if i had one. i'm sure a lot of people on here go back and forth between different scale length instruments pretty often.

    i don't see that much need for fanned frets on a standard six string guitar. that extra scale length does make a low b string perform better, and the tighter low end is nice, and you don't have to have a super long scale length for the high e string at the same time.

    if i was going to play death, grind, doom, or sludge, i'd be more inclined to put like .17s or higher on a normal six string, and mod the nut and adjust the truss rod to hold a b to b tuning in the normal intervals, but i'm kinda old school and i associate seven string guitars with corny nu metal bands.
     
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    aren't revolvers popular because they're more consistently reliable than newer designs?

    i only have a passing interest in guns but that's the impression that i got.
     
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    i have a cheap guitar with .17s on it tuned to c. i think it's gibson scale. a longer scale length helps playability and tone when you start getting that low. i can't get it playable enough in b and i should probably go up a string gauge.
     
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    says someone that has probably never played a guitar tuned down more than one whole step.
     
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    i'd play one of those if it came in solid black.
     
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    And they say longer strings are more bendy. I don't think so. L
    They are not that popular, and not a big enough advantage in reliability, according to experts. Military use autoloaders that pass torture tests.

    Patton had a .357 he liked I think he called it his "killing gun".
     
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    I didn’t mean to upset you with my comment. The internet can be a scary place for the thin skinned.

    I’ll put you on my ignore list though so it doesn’t happen again. ;)
     
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    i'm not remotely upset, you're just clearly talking about something you have no experience with.
     
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    i meant "popular" as in "isn't that the reason people choose them other than for aesthetic purposes"?
     
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    i think that's a reasonably good looking guitar right there.
     
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    well - here's one by ODGuitars - Minerva. I guess that'll be some competition for .strandberg* - from a ChicagoMusicExchange ad[​IMG]
     
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    ^^^ Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.
     
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