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oldskoolfool

 

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Hi,
I’m considering purchasing a 664 scale. Will there be noticeably more tension on the strings (making it harder to play picado)?
Also, if the action were identical, would two 664 scale guitars feel (and play) similar

Thank you!
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Hi,
I’m considering purchasing a 664 scale. Will there be noticeably more tension on the strings (making it harder to play picado)?
Also, if the action were identical, would two 664 scale guitars feel (and play) similar

Thank you!



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Echi

 

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Hi there,
I don't know what the cat would say about it, but this has been discussed in the past.
Theory tells the strings have more tension, but this doesn't translate in feeling hard strings under your fingers.
I (and other people) often felt the opposite, particularly with Conde.
Likely it is that the whole set up (particularly action) and the characteristics of the top contribute more to the perceived stiffness than the diapason itself.
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Hi there,
I don't know what the cat would say about it, but this has been discussed in the past.
Theory tells the strings have more tension, but this doesn't translate in feeling hard strings under your fingers.
I (and other people) often felt the opposite, particularly with Conde.
Likely it is that the whole set up (particularly action) and the characteristics of the top contribute more to the perceived stiffness than the diapason itself.



All good stuff. I’d say try the guitar with a cejilla on 1,3,5 frets and see how it feels. Then decide. Always with a long scale in flamenco once the cejilla is on the first fret you’re playing a guitar in the 640 - 645 mm range.


On string tension and playing, I’m always interested in how the tension enables the alzapua and arpeggios por medio. I know it’s a good long scale guitar if the alzapua and arpeggios peel off the fretboard with a kind of light or medium touch. Like there’s not huge effort to get the strings to act.
Hard to explain in words.

Tension is really your friend if it’s promoting easy peeling off of arps and rageo.

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