Topic: Multi-Scale Guitars
As I've been watching a lot of fingerstyle guitarists and tutorials in recent weeks, I've noticed that a number of them use multi-scale guitars. This is most common with those using DADGAD tunings, or other such lower pitched alternate tunings. The claims are that multi-scales are more ergonomic / comfortable, offer exact intonation on every string, and produce better sounding low-tuned strings due to higher tension levels:
They're sometimes referred to as "fan fret guitars", which is really just a visual description. The more common scale length seems to be 27" > 25", but there are also more extreme variations. I'm wondering if anyone on Chordie owns / plays one, and what's thought of them?
ELECTRICS: EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T / EP Thunderbird Pro IV bass
AMPS: Traynor YCS50 / Peavey "TF" VK212 / Traynor AM150T / Fender Rumble 150
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah