Assuming a linear relationship: 650 to 630 gains 4mm (not bad) ; 650 to 620 yields 6mm; and 650 to 615 gains 7mm which is quite a bit I guess.James Lister wrote:Changing from 650 to 640mm scale will gain you about 2mm between the first fret and the 5th fret. Not a lot, but it helps.
Hi Irene,Irene Tirtajana wrote: Looks like I need to get that custom order 630/640cm CG once I win the lottery. Anyone got a spare for me to borrow in the meanwhile?
250mm between pinky and thumb (it is funny on my right hand it is easily 260 mm)Irene Tirtajana wrote:Gosh, looking at all these hand measurements is somewhat depressing. I'm a 160cm tall (?short) female with the following LH measurements at full stretch:
19cm thumb to pinky tips (about 7.5 inches)
15.5cm index to pinky tips
6cm thumb length
7.3cm index finger length
7.8cm middle finger length
7.4cm ring finger length
5.8cm little finger length
And fat finger pads to boot (13mm at the thickest, ring finger)
Looks like I need to get that custom order 630/640cm CG once I win the lottery. Anyone got a spare for me to borrow in the meanwhile?
I'm even having trouble with the CII full bar in El Negrito (the one with F# bass, is that a Bm chord?) and I don't think it's from lack of practice. Interestingly, the big stretch on second part of Romanza is doable. Developed a trick of stretching the hand flat against the fingerboard, with the thumb hardly touching the back.
I have a great 630 Jean-Luc Joie concert guitar. Tone is wonderful, even compared to 650 Joie guitars (Check Thibault Cauvin's Joie on YT - sold his Smallman for a Joie - you may not like everything he's doing, but the sound is stunning).Beth F-R wrote:You know you need a short scale guitar when...
...you keep stealing your 10-year-old's 3/4 size guitar to play pieces with difficult stretches!
Not too worried about the prostate cancer thing, though, as I am a girl.
Still in search of a great 630,