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Epiphone Les Paul/SG 22 inch scale Express

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:17 pm    Post subject: Epiphone Les Paul/SG 22 inch scale Express Reply with quote

Anybody have any experience with the 22 inch scale Les Paul &/or SG Express? I can find barely a mention of these guitars on any of the forums.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

these are the 3/4 size ones. If so, they have trouble staying in tune. Only 3/4 I ever liked was an ibanez micro gio grm21. Good tuning stablity, decent pickups. Got it for my nephew on his 8th birthday.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

see the other thread you've started. 24" scale seems to be the most popular 'round these parts.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i read an article about the small lp jr's and they mentioned that they don't sound all that great because the way the pickups have to be placed due to the scale.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

singlepickup24 wrote:
see the other thread you've started. 24" scale seems to be the most popular 'round these parts.


Yes, but as I sated in the other post you are referring to (Ibanez Iceman Mikro), 22" scale seems like a good idea for some difficult chord fingerings in standard & open tunings on paper, but I haven't felt any of these 22" scale guitars in person. Swapping out pickups & replacing cheap parts is not an issue.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, just saw that. Well, all I can say is you should definitely try before you buy. You're going to be able to cover fret distance more easily, but having fingers close together could get very cramped. Complex chords often require close together and far apart at the same time. So, these chords may still be difficult to play on a scale this short, but for a different reason.

Try to find a hello kitty strat and see how that feels, just to get a sense. I believe those guitars are 22.7"
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

get a mim duo sonic. solved
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

singlepickup24 wrote:
Yeah, just saw that. Well, all I can say is you should definitely try before you buy. You're going to be able to cover fret distance more easily, but having fingers close together could get very cramped. Complex chords often require close together and far apart at the same time. So, these chords may still be difficult to play on a scale this short, but for a different reason.



Yes, I realize that, which is why I would want this guitar for certain songs only, primarily simple chord patterns like extended boogie beats & open tuning barre stretches (a la Richie Havens) that are sometimes difficult for my small hands..... anyways, I think I would like to experiment with a 3/4 guitar..... certainly cheap enough.
If it doesn't work out to my satisfaction, I could always pick up another 1/4 on Ebay to bring it up to "actual size".
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