To clear this up... (Short-er Scale Jag?)

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Re: To clear this up... (Short-er Scale Jag?)

Post by tribi9 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:08 pm

I think the reason is doable is because of the long screws on the Duosonic bridge, but not so with the Jag... But ive been known to be mistaken before..
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Re: To clear this up... (Short-er Scale Jag?)

Post by MrFingers » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:15 am

tribi9 wrote:I think the reason is doable is because of the long screws on the Duosonic bridge, but not so with the Jag... But ive been known to be mistaken before..
The Mustang was also available with the 22.5" scale neck, and those have an identical bridge (in terms of dimensions) to the Jaguar.

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Re: To clear this up... (Short-er Scale Jag?)

Post by andy_tchp » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:52 am

^ Yep.

Imagine the 22.5" neck as basically being a 24" neck with a fret lopped off.
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Re: To clear this up... (Short-er Scale Jag?)

Post by The Dead Ranch Hands » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:33 am

Neat idea. Someone should create a new species of super Jag. Shorter scale, and even longer string length behind the bridge.

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Re: To clear this up... (Short-er Scale Jag?)

Post by countertext » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:21 am

andy_tchp wrote:^ Yep.

Imagine the 22.5" neck as basically being a 24" neck with a fret lopped off.
Specifically the first fret, like you took out the bit between the nut and the first fret. Not the twenty-first fret.

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Re: To clear this up... (Short-er Scale Jag?)

Post by mbene085 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:18 am

mgeek wrote:Yeah- 22.5 is the distance from the first fret of a 24'' inch guitar to the bridge. It's just like capoing the at the first fret.

I had a '56 musicmaster for a while and didn't have ANY problem with the scale length. It's no big deal.
I'm with you. I find many players on forums against 22.5" necks as being "toy-like" and therefore unfit for adult hands. Many do this even to 24" necks. They make the same arguments that they're "cramped" or "impractical" or whatever.

And yet, how many guitarists play with a capo? If you've ever capoed a 25.5" guitar past the first fret, you have played a 22.5" scale or shorter. I haven't heard too many people say "I can't play with a capo on the second fret, my giant manly hands can't handle it".

I play everything from 15" scale ukuleles to 34" scale basses, so I find it a bit funny when people fuss over scale length. It's one thing when it's a medical issue (there's a killer player on the Acoustic Guitar Forum who has psoriatic arthritis, a cousin of rhumatoid, and 24" scale guitars are the largest he can play these days, but such cases are the exception and not the rule).

Having said that, 24" is my favourite scale on guitar. Don't know why. Just like it...but I go both upwards and downwards from there.

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Re: To clear this up... (Short-er Scale Jag?)

Post by HH1978 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:24 pm

I've done it two years ago :

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I made this guitar for my wife, she has small hands. It is perfect for her and has no intonation issue.
For me, it's playable, but not really confortable. Also, it changes the sound of the jag (even lesser sustain than with a regular 24" neck, and less bass also, I would say).

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