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Short-scale Les Paul style guitar?

 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:47 pm    Post subject: Short-scale Les Paul style guitar? Reply with quote

Can someone please direct me to one?

Seen any short SGs around?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was the Jaguar HH with a stop tailpiece. Doesn't look at all Les Pauley, and it's bolt on. But it is most of the way there. It's been discontinued, but you might find one.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Les Paul is short scale. How short are you talking? They made a shorter scale Gibson Melody maker too. You don't find them often though.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a couple of companies made mini Les Pauls:

otherwise Gibson themselves made some 22.75" instruments in the 1950s and 1960s, they're going to be expensive though:
http://www.vintageguitar.com/3710/gibson-les-paul-special-34/
I remember seeing others than the Special in the article, they also had hollow bodies and Melody Makers.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
A Les Paul is short scale. How short are you talking?


Probably shorter than one of the two commonly accepted "standard" scale lengths for an electric guitar like 24.75"
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a shortscale guitar is fucking 24" OR LIKE 22.X

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...or shorter. Real deal shortscaling here...I was about to post about LP-shaped TOMO Electric Ukuleles, and oops too late.









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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
A Les Paul is short scale. How short are you talking? They made a shorter scale Gibson Melody maker too. You don't find them often though.


I think he means 24 inch
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just don't get it.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gibson's real scale is 24.562", for some reasons they have been declared it as 24.75" (MIC Epiphones have real length of 24.75"). Difference between Mustang and Les Paul, while playing, may not be noticed, if nobody tells you that one fretboard is shorter than another. The term "shortscale" is the inside term for the exact company, like 24" is the shortscale for the standard scale of 25.5" for Fender, while the"full" 25.5" scale is shorter than the traditional scale of classical guitar which is 25.6". Gibson used to have 3/4 scale of 24.562" and Birdland that used to have the regular scale minus the first fret.

Fender used to have wider range of shortscale models, so yeah, shortscale means either 24" or 22".
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
Difference between Mustang and Les Paul, while playing, may not be noticed, if nobody tells you that one fretboard is shorter than another.

Surely the crippling pain in the left shoulder would give the Les Paul away.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Electrics/Les-Paul/Les-Paul-Express.aspx
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's also the Am. Special Mustang. I think it's been discontinued, but you can probably find a used one.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PRS makes a great one, the 245 (24.5" scale). They're usually light and the PRS SE 245 is quite affordable at $499. You just have to get over the stigma of having a PRS*.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SEStd245VC



* Yes, I have one, but mine doesn't have bird inlays.
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