Scale is one of the most important aspects for guitar characteristics.
- there is a shorter distance between frets and strings are less tense in standard tuning.
It is more comfortable. On other hand the sound is affected by short scale. The sound is coloured mellower and less readable than longer scales
- strings are tense in excess. It appears from this that sound is powerful, louder, less coloured and chords are readable.
630 mm (25,75") - electric, archtop guitars (Gibson)
635 mm (25") - electric guitars (PRS)
650 mm (25,5") - electric, archtop, acoustic guitars (Fender)
660 mm (26") - classic guitars
670 mm (26,25") - gypsy guitars
762 mm (30") - bass guitars
864 mm (34") - bass guitars
889 mm (35") - bass guitars
914 mm (36") - bass guitars