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Old 08-06-2020, 04:15 PM
gr81dorn gr81dorn is offline
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Does anyone here build an octave guitar (E to E a full octave above standard tuning)? Iím
Considering trying to build use on uke platform but want to have a scale suitable for my slightly big hands.

Iíve seen them mostly like 13Ēish, but a 15 is commercially available from Gold Tone. I have access to 16 and 17Ē templates and that Iím sure is comfortable itís tenor uke territory, anything smaller seems too cramped.

Will it tune up and have playable tension at 16-17? Anyone make one? Played one? Have thoughts on the matter?

Thanks.
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Old 08-06-2020, 04:41 PM
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Joe Veillette's Merlin is tuned E-e a full octave above standard and is 16.3" scale length.

His Gryphon is 18.1" scale and tuned D-d.
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Old 08-06-2020, 06:27 PM
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Joe Veillette's Merlin is tuned E-e a full octave above standard and is 16.3" scale length.

His Gryphon is 18.1" scale and tuned D-d.
Forgot about the Merlin...I have had a gryphon and itís great.

Thx!
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