2020-02-06 14:33:18 UTC
Does anyone use a different string for a 630 mm scale length guitar?
I have heard some people say that it's better to go heavier gauge. I ask because I have a student whose parents bought her a full-sized guitar (at, I confess, my recommendation) - the neck thickness of what they got has made the student uncomfortable but she is happier with one of my guitars that has a slightly smaller body and thinner neck, but is still 650 mm.
I'm thinking that a 7/8 size is our next stop, and I've had students use Cordoba 7/8 size classical guitars in the past with great results.
But now I'm wondering if we should try a heavy or medium gauge string.
I'm also wondering if there is a standard way to measure neck thickness - I know profiles will vary, but does one, e.g., measure at the center of the neck at the first fret or something along those lines?
Many thanks in advance for your replies.