Guitar Scale Lengths

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Guitar Scale Lengths

Postby Scott DeVarenne » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:28 am

20.7 in (527 mm): Squier Bullet Mini
Rickenbacker Electro (student model) Es-16, Rickenbacker 1996, 320 and 325, notably John Lennon's most famous guitar

22.5 in (572 mm), known as "3/4 scale" in Fender sales literature: Fender Musicmaster
Fender Duosonic
Fender Mustang
Some Musicmaster II and Duosonic II

22.72 in (577 mm): Fender Stratocaster Junior

22.75 in (578 mm): Gibson 3/4 scale Les Paul Junior and Gibson Melody Maker

23.5 in (597 mm): Gibson Byrdland

24 in (610 mm), confusingly called "full scale" in Fender sales literature: Fender Jaguar
Fender Mustang most models, including current production
Fender Jag-Stang
Most Musicmaster II and Duosonic II
Fender Bronco
Brian May Red Special

24.5 in (622 mm): Mosrite guitars
Paul Reed Smith 245 series guitars

24.6 in (625 mm): Gretsch most electric guitars

24.75 in (629 mm): Gibson most electric guitars (including Les Paul, most Les Paul Juniors, Flying V, Explorer, SG, Firebird, ES-175, ES-330, ES-335)
Gibson ES-150 (original version)
Epiphone most electric guitars (including Casino, G-310, G-400)
Fender Cyclone
Rickenbacker most electric guitars (including 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, 620, 650, 660)
Godin most electric guitars
Guild most electric guitars
ESP Maverick now it calls ESP MV
Fender Tele-Sonic
Fender Stratosonic

25 in (635 mm) Danelectro guitars
Dobro resonator guitars
Paul Reed Smith most electric guitars
Patrick Eggle most electric guitars

25.125 in (638 mm): Vox Virage II
Vox Virage Series 77, 55, 33, 22

25.2 in (640 mm): Selmer Maccaferri Grande Bouche Model

25.5 in (648 mm), closest to the classical guitar scale: Fender most electric guitars (including Esquire, Telecaster, most Stratocasters, Jazzmaster)
Fender Stagemaster 24 Fret Guitars
Gibson L-5
Gibson Super 400
Gibson Johnny Smith Model
Gretsch some models
Ibanez most electric guitars
Jackson most electric guitars
Kramer Striker
Schecter most electric guitars
Squier most electric guitars

26.38 in (670 mm): Selmer Petit Bouche Model and most Mirecourt-era Gypsy Jazz guitars

27 in (686 mm) Fender Jaguar Baritone Special HH (tuned B-B)
Ibanez RG2228 8-string guitar (tuned F#-B-E-A-D-G-B-E)
Jim Soloway guitars
Gibson Buckethead Signature Les Paul (24 fret oversized Les Paul opposed to traditional 22 fret)

29.25 in (743 mm) Gretsch G6144 Spectra Sonic Baritone
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Re: Guitar Scale Lengths

Postby macrae11 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:57 am

Thanks for posting that. I knew there was a bunch of scale lengths other than the standard 3/4,"Gibson", "Fender", and baritone lengths but I've never seen them all laid out like that.
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