Harware Guidance Please!?
Hi, so, having gone through the design course first time around and following the advice of many (Mark included from his video!) I've decided to scale back my delusions of grandure for my first build. Not what I'd normally do as I quite like a challenge but clearly it's the sensible approach for this. Thanks to those of you who've tried to hammer that into my brain 🙂
Anyway, I was looking to order parts to support the design process so I can ensure everything is spot on and want to be sure that the neck taper is accurate (concluded I will buy a fretboard first time around too and be content with < 24 frets) the only change is that I'll use a 25.5 scale length as it's my preference. So the standard taper noted for the fretboard here (Link) 43 to 56mm, I was going to use this 43x6mm (35mm E to E) nut (Link) and this bridge (Link) with 52mm E to E spacing.
From what I've calculated this means my last fret, or rather the last bit of the "standard" fret board, which would be the position of the 23rd fret if there was one would end 9.5mm (9.4759 if we're being accurate) closer to the bridge than the 25" scale length board would be. So I think that the "standard" taper, though would be slightly different would be unnoticable to the eye. Am I missing something here or does this sound right?
Should qualify that I'm waiting for drawing tools to be delivered so I've not actually drawn this out yet!
Also if anyone has any views good or bad on the bridge or nut linked about or the compaines selling them please shout, I've tried to pitch it somewhere in the middle as I know this won't be my "ultimate" guitar. That said, I'm pretty sure at all times the ulmitate guitar will always be the next one 🙂
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