Explorer scale

LuthShpar

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Im building an explorer guitar, with a hardtail bridge and no angle at the neck pocket.
Do i need an explorer scale length or a strat scale length?
 

pshupe

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Scale length is just the distance from the nut to the bridge. It is not affected by the design of the guitar.
 

Johan79

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Scale length has nothing to do with bridge height and neck angle (or very little to do in fact). Do you prefer longer scale or shorter? Do you like heavy string tension or light tension? Do you play in standard tuning or drop tuned?
 

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I think you'll want a LITTLE angle in the neck pocket. Otherwise you'l have to raise the neck high in the pocket to give the proper height for most bridges. What bridge type will you be using?
 


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