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eleanor c Guitar scale length dilemma,suggestions? (40) RE: Guitar scale length dilemma,suggestions? 04 Mar 05


Dear all,
Many many thanks for all your generous advice which I have only just begun to research and digest.

I think the GUEST who criticized my original choice has got a point!! I bought the Lowden solely on its quality of sound, thinking I'd get used to its big neck as I became a better player. I did improve and I did get used to its neck, but that doesn't mean a neck better suited to my hand isn't going to make my playing improve further!! My middle finger, for example, is the same size as a lot of mens' fourth finger, so it has to make a difference.

The short scale guitar on which I made this discovery is now mine, it's a dirt cheap Chinese Lamaq that I got for travelling, and I can play it much better than the big Lowden. It sounds inferior of course ( still good for the piffling price) so I'm after a posh equivalent.

I will make sure & try each model that you guys kindly suggest, should make a pleasant few days' work!

John in Kansas - the Capo is on! Thanks ----good idea


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