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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by rschultz, Jul 13, 2021.
I'm trying to find which models have a 25.5" scale. Is there a list?
Falcons, Black Phoenix,
Some Historics, 6122-1959
Don't forget this gem.
If you would consider something used, the 2011 Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose (G6119) has a 25.5" scale. I know because I have one.
G6136 Bono, Stills, Setzer
G6196 Country Club
Yes, the G6119 is 25"1/2
Some but not all Country Gents.
Some, but not all Tennies.
Take a tape measure with you when you're shopping!
The non zero fret, real F hole Tennessee Rose was 25.5 prior to the year the 'player' models came out.
Off topic I sure wish they would make a 25.5” Penguin with the mud switch.
I totally agree on this, at least that would be a main reason to differentiate the Duo jet and the Penguin, can't work out why they offer 25.5 in the hollowbody range but not solid body.
I was thinking about a 25.5" 6121-1959.
Should you make the whole guitar including the body just a little bigger to match? Maybe a slightly wider neck too?
Yeah, some models it gets complicated!
Is that a question or more of a request?
Usually when enlarging the scale, the neck is extended and the point of inset might shift a bit. There is little point in making a new body mould that’s 5% larger/smaller when shifting scale 5%, if just for economics.
With hollow bodies the position of the bridge is critical and already optimised(the highest point of the curved top is the “loudest”) and ideally remains the same. With solid slab bodies the bridge is simply moved to the back(See Baritone versions of the same guitar).
OK, so do I have to order my 25.5" Penguin from the Custom Shop? I would be very interested to know if the CS has ever made any longer-scale Penguins or Jets. I'm trying to imagine the neck-dive on a 25.5" doublecut Penguin!
It’s a thought, more about aesthetics and balance.
Here’s a long-scale Les Paul, it looks ok, it does seem a little odd. The skinnier headstock would make it look even longer?
It sounds different friom a 24.5” Les Paul, which is why I think they and Gretsch have rarely offered them. Still missing an ebony fingerboard for me.
The low E string almost always sounds a lot better to my ears on the longer scale. If you're being picky...